We’re proud to announce the annual update of the DrugStats database. DrugStats provides free access to prescription drug utilization data estimates for the United States. Using this data set, users can identify trends in prescribing practice and an official, reputable “top 200 drugs” list based on data provided by the U.S. Government.
Where does the DrugStats data come from?
All medication utilization data comes from the annual Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS), a survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) via the United States government. This data is publicly available on the MEPS website for free. In order for the ClinCalc DrugStats database to implement the MEPS data, basic data sanitization and standardization measures are necessary to maintain an accurate and reliable data set. Read more about the data set by clicking here. Continue reading
We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest product at ClinCalc.com — the DrugStats Database! This database provides free, web-based access to outpatient prescription utilization statistics for the United States encompassing more than 3 billion prescriptions annually.
Features of the ClinCalc DrugStats Database
By leveraging the database, users can identify trends and compare usage of approximately 500 different outpatient medications. A few examples include: Continue reading
At ClinCalc.com, we’re huge fans of listening and watching educational content at a faster than normal pace. Unfortunately, the video provider used for The Top 250 Drugs (online drug therapy course) does not allow for the ability to change playback speed.
If you’re using Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox, though, you’re in luck! Both web browsers have free extensions that allow you to speed up the playback speed of any video, including those on ClinCalc Academy.
ClinCalc.com has been a bit quiet over the past year. Our Twitter account has been mute, email updates rare, and website updates sparse.
Why the radio silence?
We’ve been diligently working on an exciting new product for the past year. Quite literally, HUNDREDS of hours have been poured into the conception, creation, and implementation of this amazing new product. Given this massive undertaking, we’ve kept website and mobile app updates to a minimum in order to expedite our production schedule. Continue reading