About the Authors

Adriane J. Fugh-Berman


Affiliation Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Competing Interests

Dr. Fugh-Berman was a paid expert witness on behalf of plaintiffs in the litigation referred to in this paper. She was not paid for any part of researching or writing this paper. Dr. Fugh-Berman directs PharmedOut, a Georgetown University-based project founded with public money from the Attorney General Consumer and Prescriber Grant program and currently supported by individual donations.

Author Contributions

ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: AJFB. Agree with the manuscript's results and conclusions: AJFB. Wrote the first draft of the paper: AJFB.