Exposures to and outcomes of prescription drug use during pregnancy: a population-based data linkage and analysis

Project number: 
10-008
Approval date: 
Friday, March 23, 2012
Principal Investigator: 
Morgan,Steve
Institution: 
University of British Columbia (UBC)
Funding Agency: 
Canadian Institutes of Health Research(CIHR)
Datasets requested: 
Income band (Statistics Canada)
Deaths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Hospital Separations (BC Ministry of Health)
consolidation - census geocodes
PharmaNet
Births (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
ACG Case Mix Group (Johns Hopkins University)
MSP Registration & Premium Billing(BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation - demographic (Ministry of Health)
Perinatal Services BC
Stillbirths (BC Vital Statistics Agency)
Medical Services Plan (BC Ministry of Health)
Consolidation registry (Ministry of Health)
Research objective: 
Publications: 

Journal Publication

  • Smolina, K., B. Mintzes, G. Hanley, T. Oberlander, and S. Morgan. (2016) “The association between domperidone and ventricular arrhythmia in the postpartum period” Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety [in print]
  • Hanley, G., K. Smolina, B. Mintzes, T. Oberlander, and S. Morgan (2016) “Postpartum Hemorrhage and Use of Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Antidepressants in Pregnancy” Obstetrics & Gynecology 127(3):553-61
  • Smolina, K., G. Hanley, B. Mintzes, T. Oberlander, S. Morgan, B. Mintzes. (2016) “Large increase in domperidone use postpartum in British Columbia” CMAJ Open 4(1): E13-E19
  • Smolina, K, Mintzes, B., Hanley, G. E., Oberlander, T. F., and Morgan, S. G. The association between domperidone and ventricular arrhythmia in the postpartum period. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf, doi: 10.1002/pds.4035.
  • Smolina, K., G. Hanley, B. Mintzes, T. Oberlander, and S. Morgan (2015) “Trends and determinants of prescription drug use during pregnancy and postpartum in British Columbia, 2002-2011: a population-based cohort study” PLOS ONE DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0128312
  • Smolina, K., D. Weymann, C. Ross, S. Morgan, and B. Carleton (2015) “Association between regulatory advisories and codeine prescribing to postpartum women” Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) 313(18):1861-1862

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