Last updated on: 04/10/2021
1. Contact details{View data sources/studies associated with this centre}
Name of organisation 
1) Department/Research groupDrugs and Pregnancy
2) Organisation/affiliationFinnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL
Short Name in the inventoryDrugs and Pregnancy
Administrative Contact
Title Dr
Last name Leinonen
First name Maarit
Address line 1P.O. BOX 30
Address line 2 
Address line 3 
CityHelsinki 
Postcode00271 
CountryFinland
Phone number (incl. country code)358295247640 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address maarit.leinonen@thl.fi
Scientific Contact
Title Dr
Last name Leinonen
First name Maarit
Address line 1P.O. BOX 30
Address line 2 
Address line 3 
CityHelsinki 
Postcode00271 
CountryFinland
Phone number (incl. country code)358295247640 
Alternative phone number 
Fax number (incl. country code) 
Email address maarit.leinonen@thl.fi
2. Description
The 'Drugs and pregnancy ' project' is a co-project of the Finnish Medicines Agency (Fimea), the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland (Kela). The project started in 2008 and was preceded by a previous pilot study (2003-2007). Data in 'Drugs and pregnancy ' are based on the national health registers of Finland, including information on all pregnancies in Finland 1996-2010 (n=n=1 018 364) ending in birth or abortion (n=158 868). Information on perinatal health and malformations, maternal reimbursed drug purchases and chronic diseases prior to and during pregnancy is included in the data. The data are annually cumulating. The aim of the project is to evaluate the pattern of drug use during pregnancy and to estimate the effect of drug use on pregnancy outcomes, including perinatal health and major congenital anomalies.
3. Category
Government based
4. Available resources
 In houseVia Contacts/Network
Epidemiologist/Pharmacoepidemiologist Yes No
Statistician Yes No
Clinician Yes No
IT specialist Yes No
Legal expertise Yes No
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