Over the last 15 years and more, the BPE platform has been developing its expertise in pharmacoepidemiology in many therapeutic areas, both in field studies with primary data collection, and in studies relying on existing databases, in particular that of Health Insurance (in France: SNIIRAM, EGB, SNDS). The results of these studies contribute to the implementation of recommendations to optimize the benefits and minimize the risks of drugs. In accordance with the EnCePP charter, the BPE platform registers its studies on the EU PAS Register.

Through its experience and expertise, the BPE team designs and carries out studies in pharmacoepidemiology and publishes their results.

Claims Database studies

SNDS (Système National des Données de Santé) data analysis

With 15 years of experience in data analysis and management of database studies, especially using  national health insurance system databases (e.g. in France: SNIIRAM, EGB, SNDS (Système national des données de santé)), BPE:

  • Has carried out more than 50 studies (see examples below)
  • Has a certified a dedicated secured IT environment compliant with the French safety referential for SNDS data hosting (and GRPD)
  • Has access to other databases in Europe and the USA (ENCePP networks, EU-ADR Alliance, Sigma)
  • Participates in numerous international multi-country multi-base projects

Field Studies

For more than 15 years, BPE has been carrying out field studies (Primary data collection):

  • “Drug” or “disease” cross-sectional studies
  • “Drug” or “disease” cohort studies
  • Case-control studies
  • In various therapeutic field
  • Using different methods and tools for data collection
    (physician, pharmacist, and patient questionnaires, collection from medical files: paper, i-CRF and e-CRF)
  • Data processes and circuits adapted to the volume of data

Examples of field studies carried out with our partners:

Our Studies

Cardiology Field Claim DB
ATHENA-F Assessment of The High risk and unmEt Need in patients with coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes in France
ATTOS Benefit and risk of AntiThrombotic Treatments after Orthopaedic Surgery in real-life settings: a cohort study in the SNIIRAM claims and hospitalisation database
BROTHER Benefit-Risk Of arterial THrombotic prEvention with Rivaroxaban for atrial fibrillation in daily clinical practice
DEEPSPACE Dual antiplatelet therapy for prolonged secondary prevention of acute coronary events
ENGEL-1A REal-life aNticoaGulants bEnefit-risk in atrial fibrilLation in France
ENGEL-2 REal-life aNticoaGulants comparative bEnefit-risk in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in France
EOLE Observational study of post-myocardial infarction with a long follow-up
HORUS Health Outcomes, Resource Use, costs in patients with Stable coronary artery disease a cohort study in the EGB database
IRAZU Impact of cardiovascular comorbidities on the effectiveness of bevacizumab in elderly patients with metastatic colorectal cancer
SPACE-AA Secondary Prevention of Acute Coronary Events with Antiplatelet Agents: A cohort study in the SNIIRAM database
OncologyFieldClaim DB
CAMERRA ENCePP Seal Therapeutic strategy in metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer: target population and changes between 2012 and 2014. Two sequential cohorts within the French nation-wide claims and hospital database
FUJI Follow-Up of Jevtana® in real life
GROC Glargine and risk of cancer
HepatotoxicityFieldClaim DB
EPIHAM Epidemiology of acute hepatotoxicity from medicines
SALT I Study of Acute Liver Transplant: A study of NSAIDs-exposed acute liver failure in European transplant centres
SALT II Study of Acute Liver Transplant-II
SALT III Study of Acute Liver Transplant-III: Prospective study of drug-exposed acute liver failure (ALF) in European liver transplant centers
Effectiveness, safety & DUS studies Field Claim DB
CASTHERM-Rhumato Bénéfice d'une cure thermale à Castéra-Verduzan dans la gonarthrose
DIORAMA Resistant Depression in France, description from the nationwide claims and hospitalization database
DUS ENCePP Seal Drug usage patterns of Pylera® in France using the national claims reimbursement database
ECOLIFT Economic evaluation of Prostatic Urethral Lift (Urolift)
ECOREPAR Economic evaluation of robot-assisted laparoscopic radical prostatectomy vs conventional laparoscopic radical prostatectomy and open retropubic radical prostatectomy in prostate cancer: a real-life study based on the French National Healthcare Data System (SNDS).
ERAPP Etude sur le Ressenti des Allergènes Préparés Spécialement pour un Individu (APSI) de la Part des Patients (pour nous contacter: etude.erapp@u-bordeaux.fr)
EVIDEMS Effectiveness of Tecfidera® in multiple sclerosis: a French cohort within the nationwide claims and hospital database
EVORA Assessment of Oralair® use in real-life
INHALER Real life assessment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease Inhaler devices handling
SAPHARY A Safety and Pharmacokinetic study in Real-life practice of Pylera® in France: The SAPHARY study
USE-PACT Use of Selincro® and impact on usual practice
USSATHERM-Rhumato Bénéfice d'une cure thermale à Ussat-les-Bains dans la lombalgie chronique
USTEK An observational postauthorization safety study to describe the safety of ustekinumab and other UC treatments in a cohort of patients with ulcerative colitis using the French Nationwide claims database (SNDS)
LARYTHERM-Rhumato Bénéfice dans la gonarthrose d’une cure thermale à Saint-Lary Soulan
Multi-country DB studiesFieldClaim DB
BARICITINIB-RA Comparative assessment of venous thromboembolism risk among patients with rheumatoid arthritis treated with baricitinib versus tumor necrosis factor inhibitors
CAREME Cardiovascular-Renal-Metabolism comorbidity epidemiology and healthcare utilisation
EU-DOAC ENCePP Seal Characterising the risk of major bleeding in patients with Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation: non-interventional study of patients taking Direct Oral Anticoagulants in the EU
GALCANEZUMAB A retrospective Cohort Study to Assess Drug Utilisation and Long-Term Safety of Galcanezumab in European Patients in the Course of Routine Clinical Care
GBHF Global burden of hip fractures - trends in incidence, post-fracture treatment, and mortality; a multi- country, observational study
IV-IRON ENCePP Seal Intravenous Iron Postauthorisation Safety Study (PASS): Evaluation of the Risk of Severe Hypersensitivity Reactions
MALBEC Malignancies in Multiple Sclerosis: multi-country cohort database studies
MINERVA Strengthening Use of Real-World Data in Medicines Development: Metadata for Data Discoverability and Study Replicability
OSTEOPOROSIS Osteoporosis outcomes and treatment patterns in France
European non-interventional post-authorization safety study related to serious cardiovascular events of myocardial infarction and stroke, and all-cause mortality for romosozumab by the EU-ADR Alliance
European non-interventional post-authorization safety study related to adherence to the risk minimization measures for romosozumab by the EU-ADR alliance
European non-interventional post-authorization safety study related to serious infections for romosozumab by the EU-ADR alliance
VALSE Valproate Stop and Switches: a cohort study to evaluate real world switching of valproate best practices for women of childbearing age in the SNDS French nationwide claims database
COVID-related researchFieldClaim DB
ACCESS ACCESS template protocol for safety of COVID-19 vaccines
CONSIGN COVID-19 infection and medicines in pregnancy - a multinational registry based study
EVACOV-1 Background rates of Adverse Events of Special Interest for monitoring COVID-19 vaccines
EVANESCO Cohort event monitoring of COVID-19 vaccine safety in France using patient-reported outcomes
Methodological research*FieldClaim DB
ALCAPONE ENCePP Seal Alert generation using the case-population approach in the French claims databases
ECOSTIM ENCePP Seal Budget impact analysis of discontinuing Tyrosin Kinase Inhibitors in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia achieving a complete molecular response by using probabilistic Markov approach
CACIES Nurses Internal Contamination by Antineoplastic Drugs
*In addition to methods research embedded in all the other studies