Data and analysis scripts: Inclusion of medicines to treat neuropathic pain on national essential medicines lists

BACKGROUND

This repo contains the clean data file containing information on the listing of drugs (and their indication) recommended as first- or second-line treatments for the management of neuropathic pain on national essential medicines lists. The repo also includes the R analysis scripts, figure outputs, and the non-English drug and disease names used in the data extraction process. The work was done under the auspices of the Neuropathic Pain Special Interest Group (NeuPSIG) of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP).

The 112 national essential medicine lists included in the analysis were obtained from the WHO. Copies of the documents can be downloaded at: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/b9ava7m6bkoxqsz/AAAOjZVK4Gqda9E7a6QCji6Ga?dl=0.

CITATION

Dataset
Kamerman PR, Wadley AL, Davis KD, Hietaharju A, Jain P, Kopf A, Meyer A-C, Raja SN, Rice ASC, Smith BH, Treede R-D, Wiffen PJ. Data and analysis scripts: Inclusion of medicines to treat neuropathic pain on national essential medicines lists. Figshare DOI: 10.6084/m9.figshare.4644412

Manuscript
Kamerman PR, Wadley AL, Davis KD, Hietaharju A, Jain P, Kopf A, Meyer A-C, Raja SN, Rice ASC, Smith BH, Treede R-D, Wiffen PJ. World Health Organization essential medicines lists: where are the drugs to treat neuropathic pain? PAIN 156: 793–797, 2015. DOI: 10.1097/01.j.pain.0000460356.94374.a1, PMID: 25894010

LICENSES

Data license
All data associated with the *WHO essential medicines lists: where are the drugs to treat neuropathic pain?* GitHub repository, and its secondary hostings on figshare.com, are made available under the Open Data Commons Attribution License (http://opendatacommons.org/licenses/by/v1.0).

Code license
The MIT License (MIT)

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