Safety Assessment of Niacin in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel System

Project Title Safety Assessment of Niacin in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Mini-Sentinel System
Date
Monday, November 6, 2017
Location
Description

The authors of this report compared rates of major gastrointestinal bleeding and intracranial hemorrhage among initiators of extended-release niacin and initiators of fenofibrate.

Medical Product
extended-release (ER) niacin
fenofibrate
Health Outcome
gastrointestinal (GI) bleed
intracranial hemorrhage
Time Period
January 1, 2007 - August 31, 2013
Corresponding Author

J. J. Gagne, Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont St, Suite 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA. Email: jgagne@bwh.harvard.edu

Authors

Joshua J. Gagne PharmD, ScD; Monika Houstoun PharmD; Marsha E. Reichman PhD; Christian Hampp PhD; James H. Marshall MPH; Sengwee Toh ScD

Data Sources
Mini-Sentinel Distributed Database (MSDD)
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