Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing Publications

Selected Publications

Prescription 2020: Democratic Candidates And Drug Pricing
Rohan Chalasani, Julie M. Donohue, Walid F. Gellad
Health Affairs Blog, August 29, 2019

Accounting for All Costs in the Total Cost of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T-Cell Immunotherapy-Reply
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Vinay Prasad, MD, MPH; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Oncology, October 11, 2018

Changes in Drug Pricing After Drug Shortages in the United States
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Shivani Sampathkumar, BS; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
Annals of Internal Medicine, September 18, 2018.

Doughnuts and Discounts – Changes to Medicare Part D under the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018
Julie M. Donohue, PhD, and Haiden A. Huskamp, PhD
New England Journal of Medicine, May 24, 2018

Discounted Drugs for Needy Patients and Hospitals — Understanding the 340B Debate
Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, and A. Everette James, JD, MBA
New England Journal of Medicine, February 8, 2018

 

2019 Publications

Effectiveness and Safety of Restarting Oral Anticoagulation in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation after an Intracranial Hemorrhage: Analysis of Medicare Part D Claims Data from 2010-2016
Terri V. Newman, Nemin Chen, Meiqi He, Samir Saba, Inmaculada Hernandez
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, December 6, 2019

Rural-Urban Differences In Individual-Market Health Plan Affordability After Subsidy Payment Cuts
David Anderson, Jean M. Abraham, and Coleman Drake
Health Affairs, December 2019

Association between Opioid Prescribing in Medicare and Pharmaceutical Company Gifts by Physician Specialty
Mara A. G. Hollander, Julie M. Donohue, Bradley D. Stein, Elizabeth E. Krans, Marian P. Jarlenski
Journal of General Internal Medicine, December 2, 2019

Impact of Alcohol Use Disorder Treatment on Clinical Outcomes among Patients with Cirrhosis
Shari Rogal, Ada Youk, Hongwei Zhang, Walid F. Gellad, Michael J. Fine, Chester B. Good, Maggie Chartier, Andrea DiMartini, Timothy Morgan, Ramon Bataller, Kevin L. Kraemer
Hepatology, November 23, 2019

Academic Detailing in the New Era of Diabetes Medication Management
Jing Luo, Ellen Dancel, Sandeep Bains, Paul Fanikos, Michael A. Fischer
Current Diabetes Reports, November 21, 2019

Reply to Comment on Low‐Value Prostate Cancer Screening Among Older Men Within the Veterans Health Administration
Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, October 22, 2019

Adalimumab and the Challenges for Biosimilars
Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH
JAMA, October 23, 2019

Review of purchases of unapproved medications by the Veterans Health Administration
Ron L Carico, Jr., Pharm.D., M.P.H, Thomas R Emmendorfer, Pharm.D, Sherrie L Aspinall, Pharm.D., M.Sc, Margaret T Mizah, Pharm.D, Chester B Good, M.D., M.P.H
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, October 19, 2019

Associations Between the Specialty of Opioid Prescribers and Opioid Addiction, Misuse, and Overdose Outcomes
Carroline P Lobo, PhD, MS, Gerald Cochran, PhD, Chung-Chou H Chang, PhD, Walid F Gellad, MD, MPH, Adam J Gordon, MD, MPH, Hawre Jalal, MD, PhD, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, PhD, MS, MSPharm, Jordan F Karp, MD, David Kelley, MD, Julie M Donohue, PhD
Pain Medicine, October 18, 2019

Association between physician adoption of a new oral anti-diabetic medication and Medicare and Medicaid drug spending
Ilinca D. Metes, Lingshu Xue, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Haiden A. Huskamp, Walid F. Gellad, Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, Niteesh K. Choudhry, Seth Richards-Shubik, Hasan Guclu & Julie M. Donohue
BMC Health Services Research, October 16, 2019

Variation in Prescription Drug Prices by Retail Pharmacy Type: A National Cross-sectional Study
Jing Luo, MD, MPH; Martin Kulldorff, PhD; Ameet Sarpatwari, JD, PhD; Ajinkya Pawar, PhD; Aaron S. Kesselheim, MD, JD, MPH
Annals of Internal Medicine, October 1, 2019

Association Between Having an Automatic Reenrollment Option and Reenrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplaces
Coleman Drake, PhD; David M. Anderson, MS
JAMA Internal Medicine, September 23, 2019

Opioid Prescribing Safety Measures in Medicaid Enrollees With and Without Cancer
Patience Moyo PhD, Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH, Lindsay M. Sabik PhD, Gerald T. Cochran PhD, MSW, Evan S. Cole PhD, Adam J. Gordon MD, MPH, David K. Kelley MD, MPA, Julie M. Donohue PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, October 2019

Evidence of Background Checks in an Online Firearms Marketplace
Coleman Drake, PhD, Ashley M. Hernandez, MSPH, Yang Liu, PhD, Adam H. Schwartz, PhD, Maria E. Sundaram, MSPH, PhD
American Journal of Preventive Medicine, in press.

Adherence to Anticoagulation and Risk of Stroke Among Medicare Beneficiaries Newly Diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation
Inmaculada Hernandez, Meiqi He, Maria M. Brooks, Samir Saba, Walid F. Gellad
American Journal of Cardiovascular Drugs, September 16, 2019

Varenicline and Nicotine Replacement Use Associated With US Food and Drug Administration Drug Safety Communications
Ravi J. Desai, BS; Meghan M. Good, PharmD; Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez, PharmD; Andrew Henriksen, BS Pharm; Francesca Cunningham, PharmD; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH
JAMA Network Open, September 4, 2019

Optimizing the Role of Community Pharmacists in Managing the Health of Populations: Barriers, Facilitators, and Policy Recommendations
Terri V. Newman, PharmD, Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD, Donna Keyser, PhD, MBA, Alvaro San-Juan Rodriguez, PharmD, Elizabeth C.S. Swart, BS, William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS, Natasha Parekh, MD, MS
Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy, September 2, 2019

Prescription 2020: Democratic Candidates And Drug Pricing
Rohan Chalasani, Julie M. Donohue, Walid F. Gellad
Health Affairs Blog, August 29, 2019

Trends in Prices, Market Share, and Spending on Self-administered Disease-Modifying Therapies for Multiple Sclerosis in Medicare Part D
Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez, PharmD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Rock A. Heyman, MD; Natasha Parekh, MD, MS; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Neurology, August 26, 2019

Advancing the Science of Deprescribing: A Novel Comprehensive Conceptual Framework
Amy Linsky, MD, MSc, Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH, Jeffrey A. Linder, MD, MPH, Mark W. Friedberg, MD, MPP
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, August 20, 2019

Rural access to MAT in Pennsylvania (RAMP): a hybrid implementation study protocol for medication assisted treatment adoption among rural primary care providers
Gerald Cochran, Evan S. Cole, Jack Warwick, Julie M. Donohue, Adam J. Gordon, Walid F. Gellad, Todd Bear, David Kelley, Ellen DiDomenico, and Jan Pringle
Addiction Science and Clinical Practice, August 1, 2019

Senate Hearings On Drug Prices: Many Questions, Few (Useful) Answers
Inmaculada Hernandez, Walid F. Gellad
Health Affairs Blog, July 24, 2019

Number of Manufacturers and Generic Drug Pricing From 2005 to 2017
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH; Natasha Parekh, MD, MS; Meiqi He, MS; and William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS
The American Journal of Managed Care, July 15, 2019

Low‐Value Prostate Cancer Screening Among Older Men Within the Veterans Health Administration
Thomas R. Radomski MD, MS; Yan Huang MS; Seo Young Park PhD; Florentina E. Sileanu MS; Carolyn T. Thorpe PhD, MPH; Joshua M. Thorpe PhD, MPH; Michael J. Fine MD, MSc; Walid F. Gellad MD, MPH
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, July 5, 2019

Statins for Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Natasha Parekh, MD, MS
Annals of Internal Medicine, July 2, 2019

Individual market health plan affordability after cost‐sharing reduction subsidy cuts
Coleman Drake PhD, Jean M. Abraham PhD
Health Services Research, June 20, 2019

Patterns of Opioid Administration Among Opioid-Naive Inpatients and Associations With Postdischarge Opioid Use: A Cohort Study
Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Jason N. Kennedy, MS; Christopher W. Seymour, MD, MSc; Timothy D. Girard, MD, MSCI; Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, MSPharm, PhD; Catherine H. Kim, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP; Oscar C. Marroquin, MD; Patience Moyo, PhD; Chung-Chou H. Chang, PhD; Derek C. Angus, MD, MPH
Annals of Internal Medicine, June 18, 2019

Trajectories of Oral Anticoagulation Adherence Among Medicare Beneficiaries Newly Diagnosed With Atrial Fibrillation
Inmaculada Hernandez, Meiqi He, Nemin Chen, Maria M. Brooks, Samir Saba, and Walid F. Gellad
Journal of the American Heart Association, June 18, 2019

Primary care physicians' perspectives on Veterans who obtain prescription opioids from multiple healthcare systems
Felicia R. Bixler, MS; Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; Susan L. Zickmund, PhD; KatieLynn M. Roman, BA; Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD; Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Jennifer A. Hale, BS; Florentina E. Sileanu, MS; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
Journal of Opioid Management, May/June 2019

Comparison of Opioid Prescribing by Dentists in the United States and England
Katie J. Suda; Michael J. Durkin; Gregory S. Calip; Walid F. Gellad; Hajwa Kim; Peter B. Lockhart; Susan A. Rowan; Martin H. Thornhill
JAMA Network Open, May 24, 2019

The Limitations of Poor Broadband Internet Access for Telemedicine Use in Rural America: An Observational Study
Coleman Drake, PhD; Yuehan Zhang, ScM; Krisda H. Chaiyachati, MD, MPH, MSHP; Daniel Polsky, PhD
Annals of Internal Medicine, May 21. 2019

Use of a medication-based risk adjustment index to predict mortality among veterans dually-enrolled in VA and medicare
Thomas R. Radomski, Xinhua Zhao, Joseph T. Hanlon, Joshua M. Thorpe, Carolyn T. Thorpe, Jennifer G. Naples, Florentina E. Sileanu, John P. Cashy, Jennifer A. Hale, Maria K. Mor, Leslie R.M. Hausmann, Julie M. Donohue, Katie J. Suda, Kevin T. Stroup, Chester B. Good, Michael J. Fine, Walid F. Gellad
Healthcare, April 26, 2019

Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Using Pacemakers versus Defibrillators in Patients with Non-Ischemic Cardiomyopathy: The United States Experience from 2007 to 2014
Saba S, McLaughlin T, He M, Althouse A, Mulukutla S, Hernandez I
Heart Rhythm, April 17, 2019

Disparities in Quality of Primary Care by Resident and Staff Physicians: Is There a Conflict Between Training and Equity?
Utibe R. Essien, Wei He, Alaka Ray, Yuchiao Chang, Jonathan R. Abraham, Daniel E. Singer, Steven J. Atlas
Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 8, 2019

Savings from the EpiPen Authorized Generic: a Retrospective Analysis of Medicaid Data
Inmaculada Hernandez, William H. Shrank, Chester B. Good, Walid F. Gellad
Journal of General Internal Medicine, April 3, 2019

A New Safe Harbor — Turning Drug Rebates into Discounts in Medicare Part D
Walid F. Gellad, M.D., M.P.H., Molly Ennis, M.P.H., and Courtney C. Kuza, Ph.D., M.P.H.
The New England Journal of Medicine, April 3, 2019

Trends in Medicaid Prices, Market Share, and Spending on Long-Acting Insulins, 2006-2018
Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA, March 25, 2019

Evaluation of Machine-Learning Algorithms for Predicting Opioid Overdose Risk Among Medicare Beneficiaries With Opioid Prescriptions
Wei-Hsuan Lo-Ciganic, PhD; James L. Huang, PhD; Hao H. Zhang, PhD; Jeremy C. Weiss, MD, PhD; Yonghui Wu, PhD; C. Kent Kwoh, MD; Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Gerald Cochran, PhD; Adam J. Gordon, MD, MPH; Daniel C. Malone, PhD; Courtney C. Kuza, PhD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Network Open, March 22, 2019

The Role of Primary Care in Improving Access to Medication-Assisted Treatment for Rural Medicaid Enrollees with Opioid Use Disorder
Evan S. Cole, Ellen DiDomenico, Gerald Cochran, Adam J. Gordon, Walid F. Gellad, Janice Pringle, Jack Warwick, Chung-Chou H. Chang, Joo Yeon Kim, Julie Kmiec, David Kelley, Julie M. Donohue
Journal of General Internal Medicine, March 18, 2019

Is There an Opioid Crisis in Nursing Homes?
Jennifer Pruskowski, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, CPE, Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS
The Journal of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, March 2019

On The Use Of List Prices In Drug Pricing Research
Inmaculada Hernandez, Walid Gellad
Health Affairs Blog, March 14, 2019

Dual Receipt of Prescription Opioids From the Department of Veterans Affairs and Medicare Part D and Prescription Opioid Overdose Death Among Veterans: A Nested Case–Control Study
Patience Moyo, PhD; Xinhua Zhao, PhD; Carolyn T. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Joshua M. Thorpe, PhD, MPH; Florentina E. Sileanu, MS; John P. Cashy, PhD; Jennifer A. Hale, BA; Maria K. Mor, PhD; Thomas R. Radomski, MD, MS; Julie M. Donohue, PhD; Leslie R.M. Hausmann, PhD; Joseph T. Hanlon, PharmD, MS; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Michael J. Fine, MD, MSc; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
Annals of Internal Medicine, March 12, 2019

Assessment of Price Changes of Existing Tumor Necrosis Factor Inhibitors After the Market Entry of Competitors
Alvaro San-Juan-Rodriguez, PharmD; Max V. Prokopovich, BS; William H. Shrank, MD, MSHS; Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Inmaculada Hernandez, PharmD, PhD
JAMA Internal Medicine, February 18, 2019

Associations Between Polypharmacy, Symptom Burden, and Quality of Life in Patients with Advanced, Life-Limiting Illness
Yael Schenker, Seo Young Park, Kwonho Jeong, Jennifer Pruskowski, Dio Kavalieratos, Judith Resick, Amy Abernethy, Jean S. Kutner
Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 4, 2019

Deprescribing in Advanced Illness: Aligning Patient, Clinician, and Health Plan Goals
Natasha Parekh, Yael Schenker, Chester B. Good, Lynn Neilson, William H. Shrank
Journal of General Internal Medicine, February 4, 2019

Development of a required longitudinal residency experience focused on deprescribing
Jennifer Pruskowski, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, CPE, Heather Sakely, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCGP, Steven Handler, M.D., Ph.D., CMD
American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy, January 21, 2019

Protocol for evaluating the nationwide implementation of the VA Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Management (STORM)
Matthew Chinman, Walid F. Gellad, Sharon McCarthy, Adam J. Gordon, Shari Rogal, Maria K. Mor, and Leslie R. M. Hausmann
Implementation Science, January 18, 2019

Assessment of Spending in Medicare Part D If Medication Prices From the Department of Veterans Affairs Were Used
Brett Venker, PharmD; Kevin B. Stephenson, MD; Walid F. Gellad, MD, MPH
JAMA Internal Medicine, January 14, 2019

Randomized program evaluation of the Veterans Health Administration Stratification Tool for Opioid Risk Mitigation (STORM): A research and clinical operations partnership to examine effectiveness
Taeko Minegishi, MS, Austin B. Frakt, PhD, Melissa M. Garrido, PhD, Walid F. Gellad, MD,MPH, Leslie R. M. Hausmann, PhD, Eleanor T. Lewis, PhD, Steven D. Pizer, PhD, Jodie A. Trafton, PhD & Elizabeth M. Oliva, PhD
Substance Abuse, January 8, 2019

Treating Pain—The Cannabis Conundrum
Chester B. Good, MD, MPH; Natasha Parekh, MD, MS; Kavita Fischer, MD; James Schuster, MD; Chronis Manolis, RPh; William Shrank, MD, MSHS
Annals of Internal Medicine, January 8, 2019

The Contribution Of New Product Entry Versus Existing Product Inflation In The Rising Costs Of Drugs
Inmaculada Hernandez, Chester B. Good, David M. Cutler, Walid F. Gellad, Natasha Parekh, and William H. Shrank
Health Affairs, January 7, 2019

 

Publications 2012-2018