About the Authors

David B. Agus

agus@usc.edu

Affiliation Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine and Viterbi School of Engineering, Beverly Hills, California, United States of America

Étienne Gaudette

Affiliation Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California Price School and School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Dana P. Goldman

Affiliation Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics, University of Southern California Price School and School of Pharmacy, Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Andrew Messali

Affiliation Analysis Group, Inc. Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Competing Interests

One of the authors [AM] is employed by a commercial company: Analysis Group, Inc. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceptualization: DBA DPG AM EG. Data curation: DBA DPG AM EG. Formal analysis: DBA DPG AM EG. Funding acquisition: DPG DBA. Methodology: DBA DPG AM EG. Resources: DPG. Writing – original draft: DBA DPG AM EG. Writing – review & editing: DBA DPG AM EG.