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Investigation of the association between antipsychotics and type 2 diabetes development


A cohort study investigating first prescription of metformin following first prescription of statin and antipsychotics utilising New Zealand prescription database.

Research Method

Analysis of 3 cohorts for first electronic prescriptions of Naproxen, Antipsychotics and Statin between 2005 and 2006. Within cohorts formed, first prescription of metformin is identified between 2006 and 2011, as indicator of development of diabetes not remediable with lifestyle changes.


This research received no specific grant from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors

Ethics approval

As all data were de-identified by encryption; ethics approval is not required by the National Ethics Advisory Committee, New Zealand.


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