Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV

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The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimates that substance use disorders, comprising illicit drugs and alcohol use as well as smoking, cost the United States more than $740 billion per year. This includes the cost of crime, incarceration, lost productivity, and medical care. A recent study considered the economic consequences of heroin use specifically, finding […]

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In response to the growing opioid epidemic in the United States there is an increased focus on expanding evidence-based treatment using medications prescribed for substance use disorder, especially medications that can be prescribed in outpatient settings including buprenorphine and naltrexone. The Surgeon General’s report on facing addiction in America describes substance use disorders as chronic […]

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Photos: Megan Pellegrino In the opening plenary panel of the CHERISH (Center for Health Economics Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV and HIV) conference on evidence-based policy and practice are (l to r) Daniel Polsky, PhD, moderator and Executive Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI); Tom McLellan, […]

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Dr. Schackman will describe types of health economics research relevant to substance use disorders and co-occurring conditions, how health economics can be incorporated into clinical trials of screening and treatment interventions, and how health economics researchers can collaborate with substance use disorder researchers conducting observational and implementation studies. Examples will be drawn from Dr. Schackman’s […]

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Philadelphia Task Force Issues Report on Opioids

by Kara Freeman and Janet Weiner, PhD, MPH

The opioid epidemic is a national problem, but solutions may be local. In Philadelphia, the Mayor’s Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic recently released a reportwith 18 recommendations for a “comprehensive and coordinated plan to reduce opioid use disorder and its associated morbidity and mortality.” The report focuses on Philadelphia, but draws on data […]

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The Economics of Continuing Care for Substance Use Disorders

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Kathryn McCollister, PhD


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Experts in economic analysis of HCV and HIV and treatment among substance users

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Supports new investigators and investigators new to health economic research in substance use disorders, HCV, and HIV

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