Prescription Fill Patterns for Commonly Used Drugs During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States

JAMA
June 23/30, 2020, Vol 323, No. 24, Pages 2445-2536
https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/currentissue

 

Research Letter
Prescription Fill Patterns for Commonly Used Drugs During the COVID-19 Pandemic in the United States
Muthiah Vaduganathan, MD, MPH; Jeroen van Meijgaard, PhD; Mandeep R. Mehra, MD, MSc; et al.
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JAMA. 2020;323(24):2524-2526. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.9184
This pharmacoepidemiology study uses US pharmacy data to compare prescriptions for hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine and azithromycin in February to April 2020 vs 2019, and vs the top 10 most commonly prescribed drugs in the same year, including angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers.