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Ryann Grochowski Jones

Ryann Grochowski Jones appears in the following:

A Growing Group Of Doctors Are Big-Money Prescribers In Medicare

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In 2011, just 41 health care providers prescribed more than $5 million each in medicines under Medicare Part D. In 2015, that number was 514. The rise of expensive hepatitis C drugs is a factor.

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Doctors At Southern Hospitals Take The Most Payments From Drug, Device Companies

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

A hospital's location and whether it is for-profit make a big difference in the share of its doctors taking industry payments like meals, travel and speaking fees. Check out the ProPublica analysis.

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Drug-Company Payments Mirror Doctors' Brand-Name Prescribing

Thursday, March 17, 2016

An analysis of Medicare data shows that the more money a doctor gets from pharmaceutical companies, the more likely he or she is to prescribe brand-name medications. And that influences cost.

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Industry Payments To Doctors Are Ingrained, Federal Data Show

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Few days went by last year when New Hampshire nephrologist Ana Stankovic didn't receive a payment from a drug company.

All told, 29 different pharmaceutical companies paid her $594,363 in 2014, mostly for promotional speaking and consulting, but also for travel expenses and meals, according to data released Tuesday ...

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Prolific Prescribers Of Controlled Substances Face Medicare Scrutiny

Monday, December 15, 2014

In the face of abuse concerns, Medicare covered more prescriptions for potent controlled substances in 2012 than in 2011. Top prescribers often have faced disciplinary action or criminal charges.

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4 Years Of Lessons Learned About Drugmakers' Payments To Doctors

Monday, September 29, 2014

American doctors received at least $1.4 billion in payments from drug companies last year. What did the companies get for their money?

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For Some Doctors, Almost All Medicare Patients Are Above Average

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Office visits are the bread and butter of many physicians' practices. Medicare pays for more than 200 million of them a year, often to deal with routine problems like colds or high blood pressure. Most require relatively modest amounts of a doctor's time or medical know-how.

Not so for Michigan ...

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Drugmakers Slash Spending On Doctors' Sales Talks

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

The sharp decline in payments coincides with increased scrutiny of drug marketing. Later this year, federal law will also require that drugmakers disclose the amount of money they give to doctors.

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