Selected Media Coverage

  1. 24/7 Wall street, interviewed by Alex Hess, “10 big ways the government may be wasting taxpayer money”, 10/30/2014

  2. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Interviewed by Bill Toland, “Medicare prescription flaws given price tag”, 6/3/2014

  3. Washington Post, “Medicare Could Save Billions By Scrapping Random Drug Plan Assignment”, 6/2/2014

  4. Kaiser Health News, interviewed by Julie Rovner, “Medicare Could Save Billions By Scrapping Random Drug Plan Assignment”, 6/2/2014

  5. Pittsburgh Business Times, “Pitt researchers find $5B in Medicare medication savings”, 6/2/2014

  6. New York Times, Sunday Review, the Opinion Pages, “A Health Insurance Detective Story”, 12/1/2012

  7. USA Today, interviewed by Kim Painter, “Southeast paying health price for high antibiotic use”, 11/13/2012

  8. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, interviewed by David Templeton, “Antibiotics: friend or foe”, 11/5/2012

  9. Reuters Health, interviewed by Mark Miller, “Seniors spend hundreds unnecessarily on Medicare: study”, 10/11/2012

  10. Medical News Today, “Medicare Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation In Health Care Spending”, 11/02/2012

  11. Science Daily, Regional Analysis Masks Substantial Local Variation in Health Care Spending, 10/31/2012

  12. The Examiner.com, “Local variations in Alabama health care spending”, 11/01/2012

  13. WESA 90.5 Radio News, Pittsburgh’s NPR, interviewed by Erica Beras, “Medicare Part D Beneficiaries Spend More on Medication Than They Should”, 10/5/2012

  14. Kaiser Health News, interviewed by Ankita Rao, “Study: Seniors Overspend On Medicare Part D”, 10/10/2012

  15. The New York Times, interviewed by Anahad O’Connor, “Antibiotic Prescription? It May Depend on Where You Live”, 9/25/2012

  16. The Washington Post, “Will your doctor prescribe antibiotics? Depends on where you live”, 9/28/2012

  17. CBS News, “Elderly In South Use More Antibiotics Than Seniors In Other Areas Of Country”, 9/26/2012

  18. Health Day, “Older Southerners using more antibiotics than other Americans”,9/25/2012

  19. Health Leaders Media, interviewed by Cheryl Clark, “Antibiotic Use, Costs Show Wide Regional Variations”,  9/26/2012

  20. WESA 90.5 Radio News, Pittsburgh’s NPR station, interviewed by Katie Zack, 9/24/2012

  21. Post-Gazette, interviewed by Dave Templeton, 9/24/2012

  22. Reuters Health, interviewed by Genevra Pittman, “Variation in antibiotic prescribing hints at overuse”9/24/2012

  23. MyHealthNewsDaily, interviewed by Karen Rowan, “South, Midwest May Have Highest Rates of Unneeded Antibiotic Prescriptions”

  24. American Medical News, Charles Fiegl, “Some patients stop taking depression drugs during Medicare coverage gap” , 7/16/2012,

  25. Reuters Health, interviewed by Andrew Seaman, Antidepressant use falls in Medicare donut hole7/2/2012

  26. US News Health, “Medicare coverage gap may cause seniors to forgo antidepressants”7/2/2012

  27. ABC News, Antidepressants 'Fall' Through Doughnut Hole 7/5/2012

  28. Reuters Health, “$4 drug programs could save economy billions: study,”, 3/15/2011

  29. Boston Globe, interviewed by Sylvia Westphal, editorial write, 3/15/2011

  30. Fox News, “Studies: more drugs do not always mean better care”, 11/04/2010,

  31. UK Reuters, “More drugs do not always mean better care: studies”, 11/03/2010,

  32. Bloomberg Businessweek, U.S. News, “Pricey drugs might not mean better care”, 11/03/2010,

  33. Radio interview, WDUQ90.5FM, “Study reveals increased use of antibiotics by seniors”, 08/23/2010,

  34. The New York Times, “Patterns: Medicare coverage drives antibiotic use”, 08/16/2010,

  35. Reuters Health, “More seniors on Medicare use antibiotics: study”, 08/10/2010,

  36. Radio interview, WDUQ 90.5FM, “Study finds major geographic differences in Medicare drug spending”, 06/09/2010,

  37. Spending more on drugs doesn’t mean spending less on other care”, The Wall Street Journal, 06/09/2010,

  38. Bloomberg Businessweek, “Manhattan Medicare Drug Costs Outpace Every Other Place in U.S.”, 06/09/2010,

  39. Minnesota Public Radio, broadcast interview, “Health care bill would address Medicare 'doughnut hole”, 11/18/2009,

  40. National Public Radio, “More Care Means Better Health, But Not Always,” 07/02/2009,

  41. The Wall Street Journal, “Merits of wider drug coverage,” 07/01/2009,

  42. Forbes, “With Medicare plan, drug spending may be up,” 07/01/2009,

  43. BusinessWeek, “With Medicare plan, drug spending may be up,” 07/01/2009, together with dozens of mentions in various online TV and newspapers. A 113-page media report is available per request.

  44. Medical News Today, “Impact of Medicare Part D on medical spending addressed by NEJM study,” 07/03/2009,

  45. Medicare drug plan ‘doughnut hole’ could impact seniors’ health,” U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, National Public Radio, WGEM-TV, WLEX-TV, KLAS-TV, KOTA-TV, together with over 100 mentions in the various national and international newspapers, TV and radio programs, 02/03/2009-03/06/2009. A 122-page media report is available per request

  46. Medicare Part D beneficiaries cut back on prescription drugs by 14% after reaching ‘doughnut hole’ coverage gap,” Kaisernetwork.org, 02/03/2009

  47. Newspaper interview, “Seniors in ‘gap’ cut back medicines,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 02/03/2009

  48. Broadcast interview, Researchers say “fill doughnut hole”, WDUQ 90.5 FM-News, Jazz, NPR, 02/03/2009

  49. Television interview, KDKA 5pm News, “Amendment would allow imported prescription drugs”, 12/10/09