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    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released an announcement outlining funding priorities for health economics research. The announcement confirms that health economics methods can be instrumental in promoting the NIH mission to improve health and is an integral part of the interdisciplinary science that NIH supports. It goes on to clarify that NIH will prioritize […]

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    There are more deaths in the US from opioids than from any other unintentional injury–one person died every 30 minutes from an opioid analgesic overdose in the US in 2014. The experience of living with opioid use is harmful both for the opioid user and for his or her spouse. A recent study published in […]

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    On December 8th, CHERISH Director Dr. Bruce Schackman, delivered a presentation at the NIDA-funded located at the New York University College of Nursing. CDUHR Co-director and CHERISH Center Advisory Board Member Dr. Sherry Deren welcomed Dr. Schackman, who presented an overview of the mission, goals, and organization of CHERISH. Dr. Schackman highlighted the Methodology Consultation […]

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    With a price tag of $1,000 per pill and $84,000 for a 12-week course of Sovaldi (sofosbuvir), Gilead Sciences prompted widespread concern about whether its new treatment for hepatitis C (HCV) would bankrupt public and private payers. These concerns were particularly significant for state Medicaid programs, which face both limited state budgets and high HCV […]

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    The high costs of treating the more than 7 million people with a substance use disorder may be daunting to public and private payers. The costs of not treating them may be even higher, especially if you consider the costs of failing to screen for and treat HIV and hepatitis C in this population. Sorting […]

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