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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...


Alosa Exec Interviewed on Nightly News

Posted in 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...


What Assault on FDA Authority Means for Public Health

Posted in News on 5.11.2017

In a piece recently published in The American Prospect, Alosa Health founder Dr. Jerry Avorn discusses regulatory trends around drug manufacturing and marketing as well as their consequences, making the case that diminishing FDA authority could have harmful effects on patients.  Specifically, ...


Alosa CEO Tapped for Church Crusade Against Opioids

Posted in Updates on 5.10.2017

Alosa Health CEO Cheryl Bartlett was asked to speak to students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Worchester, MA as part of an ongoing effort to dispel myths around opioid addiction and reduce stigma. The Saint Spyridon Greek Orthodox Church has made caring for community members wit...


FDA Review Process Speedier than European Counterpart

Posted in News on 4.6.2017

The FDA has been getting flack from the U.S. President as well as the president’s nominee to lead the agency, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, on account of their approvals process, which has been characterized as “slow and burdensome”. Yet, a recent study published in the New England Journal ...