Drugs - Real World Outcomes

, Volume 5, Issue 4, pp 207–209 | Cite as

Acknowledgement to Referees

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Acknowledgement to Referees

Dear Reader,

As we reach the final issue of Drugs—Real World Outcomes for 2018, we wish to reflect on another successful year’s achievements, and to thank all those who have contributed their time and effort to guarantee the high quality of our content.

2018 was a successful year for Drugs—Real World Outcomes. We are delighted that the Journal was accepted for indexing in Scopus this year, to add to our indexing on PubMed.

A range of articles have been published in 2018; the most popular of these, in terms of downloads from SpringerLink, have been:
  • An Evaluation of “Drug Ineffective” Postmarketing Reports in Drug Safety Surveillance. Misu, T., Kortepeter, C.M., Muñoz, M.A. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 91.

  • Adverse Drug Events and Medication Errors in African Hospitals: A Systematic Review. Mekonnen, A.B., Alhawassi, T.M., McLachlan, A.J. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 1.

  • Diagnoses of Cardiovascular Disease or Substance Addiction/Abuse in US Adults Treated for ADHD with Stimulants or Atomoxetine: Is Use Consistent with Product Labeling? Fairman, K.A., Davis, L.E., Peckham, A.M. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 69.

  • Use of Topical Tacrolimus and Topical Pimecrolimus in Four European Countries: A Multicentre Database Cohort Study. Kuiper, J.G., van Herk-Sukel, M.P.P., Castellsague, J. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 109.

  • Persistence with Biological Disease-modifying Antirheumatic Drugs and Its Associated Resource Utilization and Costs. Sruamsiri, R., Kameda, H. & Mahlich, J. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 169.

  • Estimating Prevalence and Healthcare Utilization for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Japan: A Retrospective Claims Database Study. Mahlich, J., Tsukazawa, S. & Wiegand, F. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 35.

  • Economic Impact in Medicaid Beneficiaries with Schizophrenia and Cardiometabolic Comorbidities Treated with Once-Monthly Paliperidone Palmitate vs. Oral Atypical Antipsychotics. Lafeuille, MH., Tandon, N., Tiggelaar, S. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 81.

  • Recent Trends in the Practice of Procedural Sedation Under Local Anesthesia for Catheter Ablation, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, and Endoscopic Surgery in Japan: A Retrospective Database Study in Clinical Practice from 2012 to 2015. Matsui, A., Morimoto, M., Suzuki, H. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 137.

  • Spontaneous Reporting on Adverse Events by Consumers in the United States: An Analysis of the Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System Database. Toki, T. & Ono, S. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 117.

  • Clinical Outcomes with First-Line Chemotherapy in a Large Retrospective Study of Patients with Metastatic Pancreatic Cancer Treated in a US Community Oncology Setting. Cartwright, T.H., Parisi, M., Espirito, J.L. et al. DrugsReal World Outcomes (2018) 5: 149.

We thank the authors who have contributed articles to Drugs—Real World Outcomes over the course of 2018. The skill and dedication of all authors are critical to the continued publication of the journal. The quality of published articles is also testament to the significant efforts of the peer reviewers, whose commitment ensures that the journal’s content is held to the highest possible standard. We would like to thank the following individuals who acted as reviewers for Drugs—Real World Outcomes in the last 12 months:
  • Andrew J. Armstrong, USA

  • Joel Bazira, Uganda

  • Marc Buyse, Belgium

  • Pia Caduff-Janosa, Sweden

  • Wendy Cheng, USA

  • Alessandro Cozzi-Lepri, UK

  • Cheryl Enger, USA

  • Anthony William Fox, UK

  • Alexander Hann, Germany

  • Amany Hassan, USA

  • Pedro Inacio, Finland

  • Chieko Nakamura Ishiguro, Japan

  • Yawen Jiang, USA

  • Pradip Kamat, USA

  • Mari Kihara, Japan

  • Tom Kovitwanichkanont, Australia

  • Angela Lupattelli, Norway

  • Yoann Madec, France

  • Lara Magro, Italy

  • Nashwa Masnoon, Australia

  • Omid Mehrpour, Islamic Republic of Iran

  • Manuel Muñoz, Spain

  • Patrick Musicha, Malawi

  • Mamoru Narukawa, Japan

  • Mette Noer, Denmark

  • Kaori Nomura, Japan

  • Mei-Sing Ong, USA

  • Alexandra Cristina Pacurariu, the Netherlands

  • Leàn Rolfes, the Netherlands

  • Ryoko Sakai, Japan

  • Jan Sieluk, USA

  • Victorita Sorodoc, Romania

  • Esther Helen Steveling, Switzerland

  • Hidekazu Suzuki, Japan

  • Ake Svensson, Sweden

  • Silia Vitoratou, UK

  • Ami Vyas, USA

  • Chi-Chuan Wang, Taiwan

  • Eric Weinhandl, USA

  • Dahlia Weitzman, Israel

  • Changhoon Yoo, Republic of Korea

  • Ruizhi Zhao, USA

In addition, we would like to thank the members of the journal’s Honorary Editorial Board, who have acted as peer reviewers and authors, and have provided guidance on journal content, policy and processes:
  • G.C. Alexander, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • A. Beresniak, Data Mining International, Geneva, Switzerland

  • H. Birnbaum, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

  • J. Bottomley, Amygdala Ltd., Letchworth Garden City, England

  • P. Denig, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands

  • J.E. Fincham, Presbyterian College School of Pharmacy, Clinton, SC, USA

  • B. Godman, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

  • D. Goldsmith, Goldsmith Pharmacovigilance and Systems, New York, NY, USA

  • S. Karve, AbbVie, Chicago, IL, USA

  • N.Y. Kirson, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA, USA

  • C. Kozma, CK Consulting Associates, St. Helena Island, SC, USA

  • T. Lasky, MIE Resources, Baltimore, MD, USA

  • A.A. Mangoni, Flinders University, Adelaide, SA, Australia

  • S. Mimica-Matanovic, University Hospital Osijek, Osijek, Croatia

  • A. Modi, Merck & Co., Whitehouse Station, NJ, USA

  • P.G. Parmar, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand

  • B. Rinaldi, University of Capania Luigi Vanvitelli, Naples, Italy

  • J.K. Sluggett, Monash University, Parkville, VIC, Australia

  • K.A. Swanson, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK, USA

  • J.E Ware Jr., University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA, USA

  • Q. Zou, Medstar Health Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA

We do hope that you have found the articles published throughout the year in Drugs—Real World Outcomes to be interesting and informative. We are looking forward to bringing you many high-quality and authoritative articles over the coming year.

With best wishes

Dene Peters (Editor) and Kathy Fraser (Deputy Editor)

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