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JMIR Publications

Using Social Listening Data to Monitor Misuse and Nonmedical Use of Bupropion

February 14, 2017

Post-marketing surveillance for medical products often relies on traditional, centralized reporting of adverse event (AE) reports. Cases of individuals misusing or abusing medications are often not submitted through formal adverse event reporting chains due to the sensitive nature of patients' experiences.

National Stop Transmission of Polio

Polio Reemerges in Nigeria

October 01, 2016

This blog post is brought to you by HealthMap Disease Daily's Cheryl Lang and Emily Cohn.

Sanofi Pasteur

Vector Control: Our Best Chance in the Fight Against Zika

July 25, 2016

This post is brought to you by The Disease Daily's Alejandra Ramirez-Cardenas and Emily Cohn

Aedes aegypti in the Americas

Brazil

Over 1,000 Deaths from H1N1 Outbreak in Brazil

July 12, 2016

This blog post is brought to you by The Disease Daily's Kara Sewalk.

As of July 1st, 2016, the Ministry of Health in Brazil confirmed that there have been 1,233 deaths linked to the ongoing H1N1 influenza outbreak in the country [1].

ProPublica Prescriber Checkup

Respect the Unexpected: Addressing Stakeholder Needs in Open Data Projects

July 01, 2016

In our work with StreetRx, Epidemico strives to provide rare and rapid public health insights while supporting the needs and well-being of people who transact in diverted pharmaceutical medicines.

Microcephaly

Zika-linked Microcephaly Cases in Cape Verde

June 28, 2016

This blog post is brought to you by The Disease Daily's Emily Cohn.

StreetRx

Mapping black market prices for prescription drugs

May 23, 2016

People who buy prescription drugs on the black market know that the prices vary depending on what you're buying and where you're buying it, but that information tends to be localized to their town or social network. StreetRx offers a wider lens for understanding the relationships between product, place, and price, making that information available in real time.

Heat map

Safeguarding our food supply chain with digital surveillance

May 09, 2016

Epidemico is a fierce leader in mining unconventional data sources to detect disease outbreak and drug safety issues, which can impact the lives of thousands, even millions of people. A public health concern of similar magnitude is the safety of our food supply chain. Where are my food products from? Who made them? How do I know if they are safe for consumption? These are all fair and common questions from consumers.

RADARS

The (street) price of getting high

May 06, 2016

Fresh data from StreetRx and the RADARS® System show how much lower the black market street prices are for abuse-deterrent formulation (ADF) prescription opioids and stimulants. For example, OxyContin was 18% lower, Opana 35% lower, Hysingla 51% lower, and Concerta 52% lower.

Chicago

Elizabethkingia Spreads to Illinois

May 02, 2016

This post is brought to you by HealthMap Disease Daily's Colleen Nguyen. 

ACT-IAC

HealthMap recipient of Game Changer award!

April 27, 2016

On April 25, 2016, Epidemico attended the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Showcase in Washington DC. HealthMap, our solution for real-time infectious disease surveillance, was a Top 40 finalist selected from nearly 150 submissions. HealthMap was awarded the Game Changer, one of four Dynamite Awards, selected by a judging panel of industry IT leaders.

Angola

Yellow Fever Deaths Reach 250 in Angola

April 26, 2016

This post is brought to you by Colleen Nguyen from HealthMap's The Disease Daily

David Humeda

Epidémico, Epidemico

April 11, 2016

At Epidemico, we’re always playing a variety of tunes during our weekly Scotch o’clock. We recently stumbled upon the song “Epidémico”, which is epidemic in Spanish, by singer, songwriter, producer & guitarist David Humeda. It’s catchy, like many of the diseases we monitor. Check out Epidémico on Spotify.

 

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