About the Authors

Susan F. Wood

Roles Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

‡ These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

Affiliation Department of Health Policy and Management, George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Washington DC, United States of America

Joanna Podrasky

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Infection Prevention and Control, JPS Health Network, Fort Worth, Texas, United States of America

Meghan A. McMonagle

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Regional Planning, MedStar Health, Columbia, Maryland, United States of America

Janani Raveendran

Roles Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington DC, United States of America

Tyler Bysshe

Roles Data curation, Formal analysis, Methodology, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

Alycia Hogenmiller

Roles Project administration, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, United States of America

Adriane Fugh-Berman

Roles Conceptualization, Methodology, Supervision, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

ajf29@georgetown.edu

‡ These authors are joint senior authors on this work.

Affiliation Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington DC, United States of America

Competing Interests

AFB directs PharmedOut, a Georgetown University Medical Center project that encourages rational prescribing. AH is the paid project manager of PharmedOut. PharmedOut has a contract with the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health to create content for the DC Center for Rational Prescribing (DCRx), which creates industry-free continuing medical education modules and resources for the Washington DC Department of Health. AFB also has a contract with the George Washington Milken Institute School of Public Health to analyze pharmaceutical marketing data from Washington DC. AFB is a paid expert witness at the request of plaintiffs in litigation regarding pharmaceutical marketing practices. SW is the PI for the DC Center for Rational Prescribing, a contract with the Washington DC Department of Health to create industry-free continuing medical education modules and resources for the Washington DC Department of Health. MM and JP were former employees of the DC Center for Rational Prescribing; JR is a former intern for DCRx. This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.