Screening Large Population Health Databases for Potential COVID-19 Therapeutics: A Pharmacopeia-Wide Association Study (PWAS) of Commonly Prescribed Medications
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Retrospective 26,121 cases and 2,369,020 controls ≥65yo in Canada, showing no significant differences in cases with chronic use of metformin.
risk of case, 1.0% lower, OR 0.99, p = 0.45, RR approximated with OR.
Effect extraction follows pre-specified rules prioritizing more serious outcomes. Submit updates
MacFadden et al., 29 Mar 2022, retrospective, Canada, peer-reviewed, 9 authors, study period 15 January, 2020 - 31 December, 2020.