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  2. Rowbotham MC.  Lidocaine patch: double-blind controlled study of a new treatment method for  post-herpetic neuralgia. Pain 1996; 65: 39-44.

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  4. Meier T et al.  Efficacy of lidocaine patch 5% in the treatment of focal peripheral neuropathic pain   syndromes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study.  Pain 2003;106:151-15

  5. Palliative Drug Care Information on line:

  6. Derry S, Wiffen PJ, Moore RA, Quinlan J. Topical lidocaine for neuropathic pain in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD010958. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010958.pub2.