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Contract Expansion Targets Opioid Epidemic in Pennsylvania

Posted in Updates on 1.11.2018

Alosa Health’s contract with Pennsylvania's Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for the Elderly (PACE) expands thanks to a $26.5 million federal grant awarded to the State of Pennsylvania to combat the opioid epidemic. The funding will allow Alosa to visit more PA physicians to provide educational outreach (academic detailing) to help them treat pain more effectively while avoiding opioid overuse. It will also offer prescribers the most current information on treating patients with opioid use disorder.

Academic detailing, which interactively 'markets' the best evidence to doctors in their offices, has been shown to improve medication use more than mailed guidelines, reminders, or warnings sent to physicians. For more information visit: http://alosahealth.org/our-solutions/clinical-modules/opioids