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The number of prescriptions for a drug/drugs is much easier to measure than the number of times a certain diagnosis is made. No?

I'm not sure. I don't know if there are medical databases of such things or not. Should there be? I would think so.

The Pharma co's have databases provided by market research companies which show all facets of the disease, including new diagnoses, changes in therapy, number of Rx's, New Rx's, Switch Rx's, Sales etc. This industry is probably the most data rich in existence. As Dr Miller posted elsewhere, the pharma co's know about every script he writes. Unfortunately, all these databases are private, and the pharma co's pay big money for them. All you will see is the occasional tidbit released by IMS and other co's for promotional purposes.

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