Dr. David Janicke, Ph.D. Receives NIH Grant.

Medications and Weight Gain in PCORnet: The MedWeight Study

This study will examine how 5 classes of prescription medications influence weight, the risk for diabetes, and cholesterol over time; these include medications used to treat diabetes, high blood pressure, epilepsy, depression, and psychoses. Using data from a large network of healthcare institutions, we will determine effects from initiation of medications and sustained use for children and adults. This study will be the most comprehensive assessment of medication-induced weight gain and metabolic risk to date. It will provide important, actionable information for clinicians and patients to make the best decisions for their health. Dr. David Janicke: Site Principal Investigator. Dr. Jason Block, MD, MPHD, PI. Grant duration: February 2020 t0 2024. Annual direct costs (Y1): $652,883

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