A Study of Channeling in the Use of Nonprescription Paracetamol and Ibuprofen in an Electronic Medical Records Database: Evidence and Implications

Completed

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Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Enrolled in up-to-standard practices (practices that have been qualified for research purposes by the Clinical Practice Research Datalink [CPRD] administrators) in the CPRD
- Received a first prescription for paracetamol or a first prescription for ibuprofen in 2012
- Were age 18 or older in the date of their qualifying prescription in 2012

Exclusion Criteria

- Who received a prescription for paracetamol or ibuprofen in the 6 months prior to their qualifying prescription in 2012
- Who received a prescription for any acetaminophen- or ibuprofen-containing combination products in the 6 months prior to the qualifying prescription in 2012