Probabilistic relationship between the prescription of drugs and subsequent prescriptions

Project number: 
Approval date: 
Monday, January 1, 1900
Principal Investigator: 
Genome Sciences Centre
Funding Agency: 
not grant funded
Datasets requested: 
Not available
Research objective: 

Research Questions

Do some prescription drugs have unknown or unappreciated positive or negative effects on related or unrelated diseases in later life?

Can we mine large data sets of prescription information to identify unknown relationships between drugs and diseases?

What statistical methods will be most appropriate in determining these relationships?


The data requested is necessary to evaluate the long term effects of a drug. We believe that the length of time and the dosage of a drug may also be relevant in studying the long term effects of any particular pharmaceutical.

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