Utilization of fentanyl buccal tablets in England: Exploring off-label use reported in a cohort study
Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
© 2013 European Pain Federation - EFIC®
European Journal of Pain
Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 506–512, April 2014
How to Cite
Osborne, V., Layton, D., Fogg, C., Al-Shukri, M. and Shakir, S.A.W. (2014), Utilization of fentanyl buccal tablets in England: Exploring off-label use reported in a cohort study. European Journal of Pain, 18: 506–512. doi: 10.1002/j.1532-2149.2013.00389.x
The Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU) is an independent charity (No. 327206) that works in association with the University of Portsmouth. It receives unconditional donations from pharmaceutical companies. The companies have no control on the conduct or the publication of the studies conducted by the DSRU. The unit has received such funds from the manufacturer of fentanyl buccal tablets (Cephalon). The DSRU retained its academic independence with respect to the conduct of the study and external communications of the results of the study.
Conflicts of interest
Saad Shakir has received money for providing training and advice in pharmacovigilance to pharmaceutical companies. Deborah Layton has received money for the development of an educational module on ADR reporting for the Royal Pharmaceutical Society and as a guest lecturer to undergraduate pharmacy students. Mohammad Al-Shukri is now an employee of GlaxoSmithKline. Vicki Osborne and Carole Fogg have no conflicts of interest to declare.
- Issue published online: 5 MAR 2014
- Article first published online: 22 AUG 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 22 JUL 2013
- Drug Safety Research Unit (DSRU). Grant Number: 327206
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