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Pharmaco-Epi Community Responds to New Study re: Cost of Cancer Drugs

Posted in News on 9.15.2017

Pin pointing the dollar amount that it actually costs to bring a drug to market is a tricky business. Until recently, the most widely accepted estimate has come from Tufts Center for the Study of Drug Development, at $2.7 billion per drug.  Yet a new study published in JAMA places that number ...


TOPCARE Intervention Shows Promise For Opioid Prescription Monitoring

Posted in Publications on 7.28.2017

A multicomponent intervention including academic detailing improved prescription opioid monitoring compared with electronic decision tools alone in a randomized trial of 4 urban safety-net primary care practices. JAMA Intern Med. Published online July 17, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.2468 ...


With Drug Resistance, Prevention and Early Detection is Key

Posted in News on 7.13.2017

A news release from the World Health Organization (WHO) stated that gonorrhea bacteria are evolving in a way that makes the infection much harder to treat. Gonorrhea is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) that is generally curable with antibiotics. However, new data from various countries around ...


Post Editorial Reflects on Progress in HIV/AIDs Treatment and Prevention

Posted in News on 7.12.2017

The Washington DC Department of Health HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD, and TB Administration (HAHSTA) recently published its Annual Epidemiology & Surveillance Report with good news, as noted by the editorial staff of the Washington Post. The report shows substantial progress being made in the D.C. a...


Clinical Advisor Wins AGS Award

Posted in Updates on 7.11.2017

Alosa Health Clinical Advisor Dr. Dae Kim was recently presented with the prestigious Junior Investigator of the Year Award by the American Geriatric Society (AGS). This award is given annually to an outstanding junior investigator who is committed to a career in aging research. Dr. Kim’s rese...


Alosa Exec Interviewed on Nightly News

Posted in Updates on 7.1.2017

Alosa Health Executive Director Paul Fanikos was recently featured on a news segment airing on NECN regional news network. Paul spoke with Brian Shactman about the opioid crisis in the state of Massachusetts, and in particular what can be done to mitigate harm related to opioid prescribing. He expla...


Baystate Health Opioid Overdose Program Initiated

Posted in Updates on 6.22.2017

A team of researchers at Baystate Health led by principle investigators Dr. Peter Friedmann and Dr. Josiah D. Rich have contracted with Alosa Health to implement a study testing academic detailing as a means to increase naloxone and buprenorphine prescribing in HIV treatment settings. Impetus for th...


PACE Introduces Elder Abuse Module

Posted in Updates on 6.22.2017

Alosa Health recently introduced an Elder Abuse/ Dementia module through Pennsylvania’s PACE program. This module focuses on caring for vulnerable elders by addressing elder abuse, managing dementia, and supporting caregivers.  In keeping with our commitment to disseminating evidence-base...


Alosa Program Makes National News

Posted in Updates on 6.15.2017

Alosa Health’s successful work promoting safe opioid prescibing practices in Pennsylvania has captured the attention of several national news outlets researching stories on the opioid crisis. One of these, the Associated Press, recently contacted Alosa Health to see if they could send a report...


Alosa Partner Recognized for Exceptional Work

Posted in Updates on 5.23.2017

Congratulations to our longstanding partner the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and to Director Denise Getgen on being recognized for demonstrating exemplary leadership and strong commitment to protecting the health and wellbeing of elderly citizens... a well-deserved honor. Denise i...