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The project has been supported by the European Union, co-financed by the European Social Fund (EFOP-3.6.1.-16-2016-00004)
Received: 7 January 2019
Accepted: 9 May 2019
First Online: 31 May 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: Act CLIV/1997 on healthcare §157–164 provides definition and general rules of biomedical research involving human subjects in Hungary, including the requirement for ethical approval. As there is no individual patient involvement – only aggregate drug utilization data has been analysed – the present research is not subject to the aforementioned regulation. Access to pharmacy dispensing data was compliant with data protection regulations, including Act LXIII/2012 on re-use of public sector information, Act CXII/2011 on information self-determination and freedom of information and Act XLVII/1997 on handling and protection of health-related data.
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