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Prescription drugs help millions of people in the United States and around the world. However, they are not without risk. The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness seeks to improve the safe and effective use of medications by bringing together researchers at Johns Hopkins to accomplish a fourfold mission – training, research, patient care and public service – towards best medication practices.

Prescription Opioid Townhall

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Given the morbidity and mortality associated with prescription drug abuse, as well as the central role that pharmacoepidemiology plays in understanding this epidemic and evaluating interventions to address it, the Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness was delighted to host the Town Hall held November 17, 2015. View the event page and official report here

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Featured Event

On March 8th, 2016, experts from the pharmaceutical, government, academic, medical and health care arena gathered at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for a symposium on Prescription Drug Pricing. The half day event brought together leaders from the private and public sector, including Congressman Henry A. Waxman, to discuss and formulate policy options to address the prescription drug pricing issue in the US. View the event page here

Featured Faculty

Junya Zhu, PhD

agreenThe Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness is delighted to have Junya Zhu as one of its newest core faculty. Dr. Zhu is an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management. Her research interests cover several areas of health services research, including quality of care, patient experience, patient safety, patient-centered outcomes, and comparative effectiveness. 


'Safety, Value and Innovation' Seminar Series
Sonia Hernandez-Diaz, DrPH, MD
Professor of Epidemiology
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

February 13, 2017
E9519, Wolfe Street Building
Click here for more information and upcoming seminars.


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