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Volume 12, Number 3—March 2006

Medication Sales and Syndromic Surveillance, France

Elisabeta Vergu*†‡1Comments to Author , Rebecca F. Grais*†1, Hélène Sarter*†, Jean-Paul Fagot*†, Bruno Lambert§, Alain-Jacques Valleron*†¶, and Antoine Flahault*†#
Author affiliations: *Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Medicale Unité, Paris, France; †Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris, France; ‡Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique MIA, Jouy-en-Josas, France; §IMS FRANCE, Puteaux, France; ¶Hôpital Saint-Antoine, Paris, France; #Hôpital Tenon, Paris, France

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Table 1

Classes of drugs likely to be prescribed or purchased for influenzalike illnesses

Cough suppressant with another medication*†
Cough suppressant with bronchial-pulmonary antimicrobial drug*†
Topical nose cream*†
General rhinosinusitis preparation*
Nasal decongestant*
Nonnarcotic analgesic*
Other antimicrobial agent*
Rhinocorticoids without antiinflammatory agent*
Tetracycline in association with another medication*
Vitamin C only*
Pharyngeal antiinflammatory decongestant
Antiviral except anti-HIV
Cough suppressant only
Nasal antiinflammatory except corticoids
Vitamin C in association with another medication

*Significant (p<0.05) medication classes that were included in the 1-, 2-, and 3-week-ahead national predictive models.
†Medication classes included in >50% of regional predictive models.

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1Both authors contributed equally to this research.

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