UMass Medical School is developing strategies to more efficiently manage Hepatitis C treatment at a time when both new infections and the cost of new, life-saving drugs are soaring, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.
A multidisciplinary-team approach, patient education and a plentiful supply of Naloxone is key to battling the opioid epidemic, UMass Medical School’s Kimbery Lenz, PharmD, tells Pharmacy Practice News.
Circular Blu, creator of the blue wrap tote-bag and trailblazer in the field of circular economics, has formed a new partnership with UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits to create sustainable employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
A UMass Medical School health policy expert will lay out a strategy for creating sustainable financing models for community health worker (CHW) services at the American Public Health Association’s annual meeting Nov. 4-8 in Atlanta, Georgia.
A pair of UMass Medical School correctional health experts will discuss efforts to treat inmates for opioid abuse and improve medical care behind bars at the National Commission on Correctional Health Care’s 2017 National Conference on Correctional Health Care Nov. 4-8 in Chicago, Illinois.
The American College of Correctional Physicians (ACCP) will present UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson with the 2017 Armond Start Award for Excellence in Correctional Medicine at its annual meeting in Chicago Nov. 5.
Connecticut could better treat residents with chronic conditions such as diabetes and asthma while also saving on medical costs, according to community health workers (CHWs) models designed by UMass Medical School and reported in the New Haven Register.
UMass Medical School’s Warren J. Ferguson, one of the nation’s leading experts on health care for criminal justice populations, will speak at the upcoming Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) annual meeting in Boston.
A UMass Medical School pharmacy expert is warning managed care plans to keep close tabs on an array of innovative – but also very expensive – gene therapies, according to Managed Healthcare Executive and Specialty Pharmacy Continuum.
By 2050, there will be twice as many people over 65 as there are today, and triple the number over 85, leading to an explosion on demand for home care and other long-term services and supports (LTSS), says Martin Baker, MSc, of UMass Medical School
A UMass Medical School pharmacy leader will moderate a panel discussion on the health plan perspective of combating opioid misuse and abuse at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy’s AMCP Nexus 2017 conference, being held Oct. 16-19 in Dallas, Texas.
A UMass Medical School clinical pharmacist will present on which specialty drugs are poised to be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2018 and how they will impact health plan budgets at AMCP Nexus 2017.
Timothy Vernon is a top performer in Eversource Energy’s Westwood call center. Vernon, who is blind, credits that success to the accommodations Eversource provides to ensure he reaches his full potential. Their accomplishments will be celebrated by UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits at the 2017 Raise the Bar Hire! Conference Oct. 5.
Keeping doses of opioid pain medications to their lowest effective levels – not costly reformulations that make the pills harder to crush and snort – may be more effective overall in curbing abuse of the powerful painkillers, says Tyson Thompson, PharmD, of UMass Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services.
Renowned autism advocate Temple Grandin, PhD, will deliver a keynote address, Autism and my Path Through Life, at Raise the Bar Hire! Oct. 5 at the DCU Center in Worcester. UMass Medical School’s Work Without Limits hosts the annual two-day conference and career fair now in its fifth year.