Wesley Yin, PhD; Anirban Basu, PhD; James X. Zhang, PhD; Atonu Rabbani, PhD; David O. Meltzer, MD, PhD; G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS
Grant Support: Dr. Zhang was supported in part by a grant from Merck & Co. Dr. Meltzer is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Chicago Center of Excellence in Health Promotion Economics and the Merck Foundation through the University of Chicago Program for Pharmaceutical Policy Research. Dr. Alexander is supported by career development awards from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (K08 HS15699-01A1) and the Robert Wood Johnson Physician Faculty Scholars Program.
Potential Financial Conflicts of Interest:Consultancies: A. Basu (Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, FasterCures, Best Practice), D.O. Meltzer (Pfizer, Merck & Co., Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, TAP Pharmaceuticals), G.C. Alexander (AstraZeneca). Grants received: A. Basu (Pfizer), J.X. Zhang (Merck & Co.), D.O. Meltzer (Pfizer, Merck & Co., Eli Lilly, AstraZeneca, TAP Pharmaceuticals), G.C. Alexander (Merck & Co., Pfizer). Other: D.O. Meltzer (Medicare Trustees Technical Advisory Panel).
Requests for Single Reprints: G. Caleb Alexander, MD, MS, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637; e-mail, email@example.com.
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Yin: Harvard University, 1730 Cambridge Street, s409, Cambridge, MA 02138.
Drs. Basu, Rabbani, Meltzer, and Alexander: University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637
Dr. Zhang: Department of Pharmacy, Virginia Commonwealth University, Smith Building, Room 434, 410 North 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23298-0533.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: W. Yin, A. Basu, J.X. Zhang, G.C. Alexander.
Analysis and interpretation of the data: W. Yin, A. Basu, J.X. Zhang, G.C. Alexander.
Drafting of the article: W. Yin, A. Basu, G.C. Alexander.
Critical revision of the article for important intellectual content: W. Yin, A. Basu, J.X. Zhang, A. Rabbani, G.C. Alexander.
Final approval of the article: W. Yin, A. Basu, J.X. Zhang, G.C. Alexander.
Provision of study materials or patients: W. Yin.
Statistical expertise: W. Yin, A. Basu, J.X. Zhang, A. Rabbani.
Obtaining of funding: W. Yin, G.C. Alexander.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: W. Yin, A. Basu.
Collection and assembly of data: W. Yin, A. Rabbani, G.C. Alexander.
Yin W, Basu A, Zhang JX, Rabbani A, Meltzer DO, Alexander GC. The Effect of the Medicare Part D Prescription Benefit on Drug Utilization and Expenditures. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:169-177. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-148-3-200802050-00200
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2008;148(3):169-177.
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