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Uncovering the potential risk of serotonin toxicity in Australian veterans using pharmaceutical claims data

Ringland, C.; Mant, A.; McGettigan, Patricia; Mitchell, Philip; Kelman, Chris; Buckley, Nicholas; Pearson, Sallie-Anne

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AIMS: We examined potential risk of serotonin toxicity in Australian veterans by quantifying the concomitant use of serotonergic medicine combinations from claims data collected by the Department of Veterans' Affairs (DVA). METHODS: This was a retrospective cohort study of 273 228 Australian veterans, war widows, widowers and dependants aged ≥55 years and holding full treatment entitlement for the period July 2000 to June 2004 or until death. The main outcome measure was potential concomitant...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/29046
Source: British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2008.03253.x

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