National trends in alcohol pharmacotherapy: Findings from an Australian claims database.

@article{Morley2016NationalTI,
  title={National trends in alcohol pharmacotherapy: Findings from an Australian claims database.},
  author={Kirsten C Morley and Warren Logge and Sallie-Anne Pearson and Andrew J. Baillie and Paul S Haber},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2016},
  volume={166},
  pages={254-7}
}
BACKGROUND Although the efficacy of alcohol pharmacotherapy has been widely investigated, little is known about real-world prescription patterns. Population-based dispensing data can provide an understanding of prescription patterns and characteristics of treatment in nonexperimental settings. METHODS A retrospective cohort study of patients (aged 15-84) treated with acamprosate or naltrexone between July 2009 and June 2013 was conducted using dispensing claims from the Australian… CONTINUE READING