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In the early 1960s, a benzodiazepine called Valium became the first drug to enter the mass market to treat anxiety. It took decades of overprescribing "mother's little helper" before doctors finally acknowledged that the drug was highly addictive. Twenty years later, a group of pain-killing drugs called gabapentinoids looks set to follow the same pattern, but this time it's older people who are at most risk of getting hooked. In 1993, the first gabapentinoid, called "gabapentin", was given…