Research Grants

Funding For:

The Effects of Physicians’ Financial Transfers from Drug Firms on Prescribing of Physician-Administered Cancer Drugs

Cost & Quality / Prescription Drugs


Colleen Carey, Cornell University

Grant Period:

Jan 01, 2023 - Dec 31, 2023



Summary of the Project:

Physicians commonly receive marketing-related payments from drug firms. This research team will examine the impact of this practice on the prescribing of physician-administered cancer drugs in Medicare and the effect on cancer patients’ mortality rates. The study may inform ongoing policies at hospitals on drug firms’ physician-directed marketing guidelines, as well as changes to the prescribing and payment of cancer drugs in Medicare.

Grantee Publications

Dec 2023

Biosimilars engage in low levels of direct-to-physician marketing relative to reference biologics

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Author: Megan F Hyland, Colleen M Carey