Pearson, Sallie-Anne; Ringland, C.; Kelman, Chris; Mant, A.; Lowinger, J.; Stark, H.; Nichol, G.; Day, Richard O; Henry, David A
Background: We examined analgesic and anti-inflammatory medicine use by Australian veterans before and after the introduction of selective Cox-2 inhibitors. Methods: We studied cohorts of Gold Card-holding veterans using prescription data held by the Department of Veterans' Affairs for the period 1 July 1998 to 30 June 2004. Outcomes were volume dispensed, average daily quantity and cumulative incidence of use of paracetamol-containing and aspirin-containing medicines, non-selective and...[Show more]
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