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.
In October 2013, we celebrated our first year with a visit from the FDA Commissioner, Dr. Margaret Hamburg. In addition to delivering an inspiring lecture about the important role that academic institutions can play in promoting the safe and effective use of prescription drugs, Dr. Hamburg also joined Dr. Tom Burke for a Public Health on the Inside podcast and met with faculty and students.
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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.
The Center for Drug Safety and Effectiveness is delighted to have Ariel Green as one of its newest core faculty. Dr. Green is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and practices in the field of geriatric medicine. Her research focuses on improving the care of older adults with disabling combinations of conditions and decision-making surrounding the use of potentially inappropriate medications and invasive medical technologies in vulnerable older adults.
'Safety, Value and Innovation' Seminar Series
Kenneth Park, MD
Real-World Evidence Solutions
Monday, May 9, 2016
E9519, Wolfe Street Building
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