Research Grants

Funding For:

Can Conflict of Interest with the Drug Industry Harm Patients?

Prescription Drugs


Aaron Mitchell, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2021 - Dec 31, 2022



Summary of the Project:

This study will use Medicare claims linked to data on drug industry payments to physicians to assess whether oncologists who have received payments from manufacturers of anticancer drugs are more likely to prescribe those drugs even when other treatments would be more effective or less expensive. Study findings will be directly relevant to policies regulating drug promotion and financial conflict of interest.

Grantee Publications

Pharmaceutical industry payments and delivery of non-recommended and low value cancer drugs: population based cohort study

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Author: Mitchell A P, Dusetzina S B, Mishra Meza A, Trivedi N U, Bach P B, Winn A N et al.