Direct medical costs and medication compliance among fibromyalgia patients: duloxetine initiators vs. pregabalin initiators.

@article{Sun2014DirectMC,
  title={Direct medical costs and medication compliance among fibromyalgia patients: duloxetine initiators vs. pregabalin initiators.},
  author={Peter Sun and Xiaomei Peng and Steve Sun and Diego Novick and Douglas E. Faries and Jeffrey Scott Andrews and Madelaine M. Wohlreich and Andrew A Wu},
  journal={Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain},
  year={2014},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={22-31}
}
OBJECTIVES To assess and compare direct medical costs and medication compliance between patients with fibromyalgia who initiated duloxetine and patients with fibromyalgia who initiated pregabalin in 2008. METHODS A retrospective cohort study design was used based on a large US national commercial claims database (2006 to 2009). Patients with fibromyalgia aged 18 to 64 who initiated duloxetine or pregabalin in 2008 and who had continuous health insurance 1 year preceding and 1 year following… CONTINUE READING
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