Tara Gomes, MHSc, PhD; Simon Greaves, MSc; Wim van den Brink, MD, PhD; Tony Antoniou, PharmD, PhD; Muhammad M. Mamdani, PharmD, MA, MPH; J. Michael Paterson, MSc; Diana Martins, MSc; David N. Juurlink, MD, PhD
Note: The funding source had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript. Mr. Greaves had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
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Acknowledgment: The authors thank Brogan Ottawa for use of their drug product and therapeutic class database and the Canadian Institute for Health Information, which compiled and provided data and information on which parts of this report are based.
Grant Support: From the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (06673).
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Gomes T, Greaves S, van den Brink W, Antoniou T, Mamdani MM, Paterson JM, et al. Pregabalin and the Risk for Opioid-Related Death: A Nested Case–Control Study. Ann Intern Med. [Epub ahead of print ]:. doi: 10.7326/M18-1136
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