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    Current practice insights into the use of biologicals

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    Rapid access to our in-house patient-centric Database Network

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    An experienced sparring partner for your European healthcare questions

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    Dedicated to research real-life health care for the benefit of patients

  • News

    Press release: Forced switch Thyrax leads to problems (Dutch only)

    Research confirms: concerns were justified Today the results of the study into the consequences of switching from Thyrax to other brands of levothyroxine were published. Last year, 350.000 patients who used Thyrax were forced to switch to other br...

    Find our latest newsletter online

    In the current issue: A validated algorithm for asthma and COPD, ISO certificates for PHARMO and STIZON and the prevalence of T2DM in the Netherlands PHARMO's latest newsletter is published online, click here to read it. Subscribe to our ne...

    Improvements in the treatment of high-cardiovascular-risk patients in the Netherlands are needed

    Only 67% of high-cardiovascular-risk patients are treated with lipid-modifying therapy (LMT), of which only 7% used a high-potency statin. Among LMT users, 69% of those taking high-potency statins, 70% taking standard-potency statins, and 20% receivi...

  • Events

    Insight into the use and indication of drugs: a pilot study in patients with colon or rectal cancer
    Presentation at the Dutch Hospital Pharmacy days 2016

    Josine Kuiper, our oncology expert researcher, presented the first results of the Rx-pilot that provides insight into the use and outcomes of medicines in hospitals. Her presentation was held at the Dutch hospital pharmacy conference 2016. The pilot ...

    PHARMO at ISPOR Vienna!

    The PHARMO team had a great time at ISPOR Vienna! It was a pleasure to meet all the experts in the field, (re)connect with our clients and exchange ideas about the PHARMO Database Network and our expertise in outcomes and effectiveness research in Eu...

    PHARMO won ‘Best in stream’ award at PhUSE Annual Conference, Barcelona 9th-12th October 2016

    Edith Heintjes won the ‘Best in stream’ award with her presentation ‘Real-world evidence: a comparison between countries: common data models and SAS catalogs’ in the RWE stream at this year’s Pharmaceutical Users Software Exchange meeting. ...

  • Vacancy

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    True to our mission to excel in the interests of improving patient treatment and care, we operate in an entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary environment. The specialists we recruit are from various backgrounds, including: epidemiologists, pharmacist...

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    What we do

    As an independent research organisation dedicated to the study of epidemiology, drug utilisation, drug safety, health outcomes, and utilisation of healthcare resources PHARMO assists its clients in their decision-making.

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    What we have

    PHARMO Database Network: we have rapid access to our rich population-based network of databases. Data are derived from different primary and secondary healthcare settings. For our observational studies disease-specific cohorts are created from the various databases.


  • No decreased risk of gastrointestinal cancers in users of metformin in The Netherlands; a time-varying analysis of metformin exposure

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  • Increased overall drug utilization in patients with psoriasis: a case-control study based on Dutch general practitioner data

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  • No association between metformin use and survival in patients with pancreatic cancer: An observational cohort study

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  • Chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in the Netherlands: a population-based study on treatment patterns and outcomes

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