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New Massachusetts AI, Aging, and Alzheimer’s Center Launched

November 3, 2021

The University of Massachusetts Amherst and Brigham and Women’s Hospital announced the launch of the new Massachusetts AI and Technology Center for Connecter Care in Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease (MassAITC).

Five Questions with Niteesh Choudhry

January 12, 2021

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, discusses the importance of educating investigators across the spectrum of research.

Saving Medicare for Baby Boomers and Beyond—A Looming Fiscal Crisis

November 11, 2020

Results from the study using data-driven methods to predict long-term patterns of health care spending for Medicare patients are highlighted. 

The Prescription Drugs That Rich People Buy

February 7, 2019

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, discusses factors related to prescription drug use. 

Digital Health Devices and Apps

June 13, 2018

Julie Lauffenburger, PharmD, PhD, discusses the use of smartphone applications to improve medication adherence.

Drug-Reminder App Didn't Help Blood Pressure Control in Study

April 16, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, shares results from the recently published MedISAFE-BP randomized clinical trial. 

People Don't Take Their Pills. Only One Thing Seems to Help.

December 11, 2017

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, reflects on results from a randomized controlled trial, REMIND, and barriers to medication adherence. 

Doctors need to know if patients are skipping pills

May 11, 2016

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, comments on a new study, which found that many doctors do not have a good way to monitor whether patients are skipping medication doses.

Startups offer ways to get patients to take meds

October 16, 2015

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, describes barriers to taking medications.

Hepatitis C drugs are cost effective, but affordability is another matter

March 17, 2015

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, comments on the tradeoff between long-term success of Hepatitis drugs and teh short-term cost implications.

Eliminating medication copayments improves adherence and reduces adverse cardiovascular events in nonwhite patients

May 05, 2014

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, explains the results of the Post-Myocardial Infarction Free Rx Event and Economic Evaluation (MI FREEE) trial. 

Better Prediction of Rising Health Spending to Improve Cost Containment

November 2020

The National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation highlights the importance of the study predicting long-term health care spending patterns.

Value-based insurance design

November 04, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, discusses how value-based insurance can improve adherence and outcomes.

Smartphone app helps only slightly with medication adherence

April 17, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, shares a strategy to improving the effectiveness of smartphone apps on medication adherence and blood pressure control.

How The Tylenol Murders Fundamentally Changed The Way We All Take Medicine

January 04, 2018

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, talks about how the Tylenol murders changed the way medicine is distributed to patients and about how half of all patients don't take their medicines correctly. 

'Smart' Pill Bottles Aren't Always Enough To Help The Medicine Go Down

August 22, 2017

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, comments on 'smart' pill bottles to address patient barriers to medication adherence.

There are challenges when translating research to practice

April 01, 2016

Implementation Research Fellow, Kyle Morawski, MD, co-authors editorial on translating research into practice.

New CVS Health research pinpoints tendency toward non-adherence

September 21, 2015

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, explains results of a study with CVS Health that patients' initial patterns of medication fills can accurately predict future medication adherence behavior. 

Managing your medications: the risks rise with age

May 21, 2014

Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, reflects on the absence of data on medication effectiveness for people over the age of 65.

Access to good food as preventive medicine

April 07, 2014

Results from the study on food insecurity and cost-related medication underuse are highlighted. 

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