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Drug utilisation study Publications

  • Impact of EMA regulatory label changes on systemic diclofenac initiation, discontinuation, and switching to other pain medicines in Scotland, England, Denmark, and The Netherlands.Abstract

    PURPOSE: In June 2013 a European Medicines Agency referral procedure concluded that diclofenac was associated with an elevated risk of acute cardiovascular events and contraindications, warnings, and changes to the product information were implemened across the European Union. This study measured the impact of the regulatory action on the prescribing of systemic diclofenac in Denmark, The Netherlands, England, and Scotland

    Morales DR, Morant SV, MacDonald TM, Mackenzie IS, Doney ASF, Mitchell L, Bennie M, Robertson C, Hallas J, Pottegard A, Ernst MT, Wei L, Nicholson L, Morris C, M CR, Overbeek JA, Smits E, W VR. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2020 Jan 4;
  • No Evidence of Off-label Use of Olodaterol and Indacaterol in Denmark, France, and the Netherlands: A Drug Utilization Study.Abstract

    To characterize the use of olodaterol and indacaterol in clinical practice and to quantify the off-label use in asthma. Drug utilization study of new users of olodaterol or indacaterol between 2014 and 2017 in the PHARMO Database Network in the Neterlands, the Danish population registers, and the IMS Real-World Evidence Longitudinal Patient Database panels in France

    Rebordosa C, Houben E, Laugesen K, Bothner U, Montonen J, Aguado J, Overbeek JA, Ehrenstein V, Asmar J, Wallace L, Gilsenan AW. Sci Rep. 2020 Jan 17; 10 586.
  • Compliance with the guidelines for laboratory monitoring of patients treated with lithium: a retrospective follow-up study among ambulatory patients in the Netherlands.Abstract

    OBJECTIVES: Laboratory monitoring of patients using lithium is important to prevent harm and to increase effectiveness. The aim of this study is to determine compliance with the guidelines for laboratory monitoring of patients treated with lithiumverall and within subgroups. METHODS: Patients having at least one lithium dispensing for six months or longer between January 2010 and December 2015 were identified retrospectively using data from the Dutch PHARMO Database Network

    Neder lof M, Egberts TCG, van Londen L, deRotte Mcfj, Souverein PC, Herings RCM, Heerdink ER. Bipolar Disord. 2019 Nov 25; 21 419-427.
  • Effect of reimbursement restriction policy on the use of benzodiazepines in the Netherlands: an interrupted time series analysis.Abstract

    OBJECTIVES: Use of benzodiazepines has health risks. Reimbursement was restricted in the Netherlands from January 2009 onwards with the goal to reduce chronic use and healthcare expenditures. The aim of this study is to assess the initial and long-erm effects of this policy on benzodiazepine use. DESIGN: Interrupted time series analysis, segmented regression models, Kaplan-Meier survival analysis and Cox proportional hazards analysis

    Stoker LJ, Heerdink ER, Janssen R, Egberts TCG. BMJ Open. 2019 Sep 24; 9 e029148.
  • Use of Topical Tacrolimus and Topical Pimecrolimus in Four European Countries: A Multicentre Database Cohort Study.Abstract

    BACKGROUND: Despite the concerns about a potential increased risk of skin cancer and lymphoma with the use of topical tacrolimus and pimecrolimus, no population-based studies have given an overview of the use of these drugs in Europe. OBJECTIVE: Toassess the use of topical tacrolimus and pimecrolimus in children and adults in Europe

    Kuiper JG, van Herk-Sukel MPP, Castellsague J, Pottegard A, Berglind IA, Dedman D, Gutierrez L, Calingaert B, Hallas J, Sundstrom A, Gallagher AM, Kaye JA, Pardo C, Rothman KJ, Perez-Gutthann S. Drugs Real World Outcomes. 2018 May 7; 5 109-116.