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C. Dennis Simpson
This investigative study is examining trends in stimulant prescribing for several Michigan counties. An ex-post facto design was used to determine trends in the amount of amphetamine/dextroamphetamine dispensed in four Michigan counties containing large universities and two Michigan counties not containing large universities over the years 2007-2012. The study found suggestive evidence that there is an increasing trend of amphetamine/dextroamphetamine prescriptions filled in both counties with and without large universities. Suggestive evidence was also found that counties with large universities display a greater average amount of amphetamine/dextroamphetamine dispensed than counties without large universities for the years 2007-2012. Because the study consisted of data drawn from county populations and not university/non-university specific populations, the evidence presented is merely suggestive and in no way conclusive. Future research might include a similar project analyzing trends from all Michigan counties and/or a survey based study targeting university and non-university populations about actual amphetamine/dextroamphetamine usage.
Bacon, Heather, "Differences in amphetamine/dextroamphetamine prescriptions in areas with & without large universities" (2016). Honors Theses. 2782.
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