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An observational study of the discrediting of COX-2 NSAIDs in Australia: Vioxx or class effect?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, November 2011
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Title
An observational study of the discrediting of COX-2 NSAIDs in Australia: Vioxx or class effect?
Published in
BMC Public Health, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-11-892
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Authors

Lynne Parkinson, Xenia Doljagore, Richard Gibson, Evan Doran, Lisa Notley, Jenny Stewart Williams, Paul Kowal, Julie E Byles

Abstract

When a medicine such as rofecoxib (Vioxx) is withdrawn, or a whole class of medicines discredited such as the selective COX-2 inhibitors (COX-2s), follow-up of impacts at consumer level can be difficult and costly. The Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health provides a rare opportunity to examine individual consumer medicine use following a major discrediting event, the withdrawal of rofecoxib and issuing of safety warnings on the COX-2 class of medicines. The overall objective of this paper was to examine the impact of this discrediting event on dispensing of the COX-2 class of medicines, by describing medicine switching behaviours of older Australian women using rofecoxib in September 2004; the uptake of other COX-2s; and the characteristics of women who continued using a COX-2.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 17 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 18%
Other 2 12%
Student > Bachelor 2 12%
Professor 1 6%
Unspecified 1 6%
Other 2 12%
Unknown 6 35%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 12%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 2 12%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 12%
Unspecified 1 6%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 6%
Other 4 24%
Unknown 5 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 November 2011.
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#7,762,069
of 12,372,633 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#6,311
of 8,418 outputs
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#116,026
of 216,536 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#455
of 665 outputs
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