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Hepatitis C
March 06, 2018

The new crop of hepatitis C drugs released over the past few years are both highly effective and highly expensive, says Pavel Lavitas.

Elderly person having blood pressure checked by in home nurse
February 20, 2018

A UMass Medical School health policy expert will share our deep long-term services and supports (LTSS) expertise when presenting at The World Congress 3rd Annual Managed Long Term Services and Supports Summit.

Bottles and pills
February 15, 2018

UMass Medical School pharmacists will display some of our pivotal opioid management work and present a NASH budget impact model at the American Drug Utilization Review Society (ADURS) conference February 22-24, 2018 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Claims adjuster taking notes
February 13, 2018

Well-trained claims adjusters can play a key role in evaluating valid work-related injuries while also protecting against fraud, says David Nowell, PhD.

Abstract healthcare image
February 07, 2018

The Southern New England Practice Transformation Network (SNE-PTN), a collaborative led by UMass Medical School and UConn Health, has been selected by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to present its cost savings achievements at the 2018 CMS Quality Conference.

HCV written on a piece of paper
February 05, 2018

Looking closely at cases where treatment failed as well as where it has worked is crucial for running a successful Hepatitis C medication management program, notes Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

Martin Luther King Jr. tribute
January 23, 2018

Kenneth Peterson and Working Group on Underrepresented Minorities in Academic Medicine recognized by chancellor; students given MLK Semester of Service awards.

Pavel Lavitas
January 22, 2018

A new crop of drugs has turned Hepatitis C into a curable condition, but getting patients to adhere to intensive drug regimens can sometimes be a challenge, notes Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.

January 18, 2018

To be successful at disability evaluations, public agencies must have access to reviewers with clinical expertise, quality assurance and knowledge of complex federal and state regulations, notes Peter C. Lindblad, MD, medical director UMass Medical School’s Disability Evaluation Services.

Interior of a modern prison
January 16, 2018

The 11th Academic & Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health is now accepting registrations and has announced Josiah D. Rich, MD, MPH, a leading authority in the intersect of infectious disease, addiction treatment and justice-involved individuals, will be the plenary speaker.

Group of teenagers smiling for a picture
January 10, 2018

A UMass Medical School pharmacy team grew concerned after reviewing the prescriptions of a teen diagnosed with multiple psychiatric disorders, and with a history of bodily harm.

Man using landline and working on computer
January 04, 2018

With the right training, insurance adjusters can learn how to cull a wealth of information from medical records and even just a simple phone call, says David Nowell, PhD.

2017 for Commonwealth Medicine graphic
December 28, 2017

We are revisiting UMass Medical School’s 2017 accomplishments with the top 10 most read Commonwealth Medicine news articles and publications.

UMass Medical School employee provided holiday gifts
December 20, 2017

More than 100 children in foster care or state custody through the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF) will receive holiday surprises this season thanks to the generosity of employees at UMass Medical School’s Center for Health Care Financing.

Hepatitis written on small chalk board
December 19, 2017

In combating Hepatitis C infection, matching patients with the optimal and most effective drug regimens is key, says Pavel Lavitas, PharmD, BCPS, of UMass Medical School.