Congress can eradicate hepatitis C and reduce the deficit at the same time

STAT – By Neeraj Sood and Jagpreet Chhatwal July 14, 2023 Congress faces a historic opportunity to stamp out a disease that kills thousands of Americans each year and save billions of dollars to boot. In March, the Biden administration proposed an initiative to eliminate hepatitis C in the United States — a plan that should make sense to both … Read more

As Mass. sets a new record for opioid overdose deaths, Chhatwal shared his insights with WBUR.

WBUR Martha Bebinger Massachusetts sets a new record for opioid overdose deaths in 2022. Jagpreet Chhatwal, Director of MGH Institute of Technology Assessment, talked with WBUR (Boston’s NPR station) regarding his recent study published in JAMA Network Open that evaluates policies for reducing overdose deaths. Massachusetts has set another record, one no one will celebrate. … Read more

Deaths from alcohol-related liver disease soared during COVID

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The Harvard Gazette – by MGH Communications.   American Indian and Alaska Native populations particularly affected, finds study. During the pandemic, deaths from alcohol-associated liver disease for American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) populations was six times higher than that of white people, according to a study by Massachusetts General Hospital. The study was published in … Read more