Lyrica is one of those drugs that doctors seem to prescribe for almost everything. Doctors most often use it for such neurological conditions as fibromyalgia, shingles, and diabetic neuropathy. Apparently, some doctors also prescribe it for chronic back pain. While this might help said doctors earn more free golf vacations in Scotland on Pfizer's dime, it is not doing much for people with back pain. A new study found it was no more effective than a placebo. If only Big Placebo offered golf trips to doctors who write enough prescriptions.