[Upward trend in the use of psychostimulants by adults].

  title={[Upward trend in the use of psychostimulants by adults].},
  author={L van der Koog and Jurjen van der Schans and Milan Tjioe and Jens H. J. Bos and Bert J. Bijker and Eelko Hak and Catharina C. M. Schuiling-Veninga},
  journal={Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde},
OBJECTIVE To gain insight into the trends in the use of psychostimulants among adults. DESIGN Retrospective database study. METHODS We selected data on adults (≥ 18 years) who had had a minimum of 2 prescriptions for a psychostimulant drug within 1 year from IADB.nl, a Netherlands database of filled prescriptions (59 public pharmacies, approximately 600,000 patients). We calculated both the number of new users and the total number of users of psychostimulants per year in the period 2004… CONTINUE READING