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Ryann Grochowski Jones is a data reporter at ProPublica. Previously, she was a data reporter for Investigative Newsource/KPBS in San Diego, Calif. She received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, where she was a data librarian for Investigative Reporters and Editors/National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting. Ryann started her career as a municipal beat reporter for her hometown newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, Pa.

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High-dollar Prescribers Proliferate in Medicare’s Drug Program

Forty-one health providers prescribed more than $5 million in drugs in 2011. Last year, that jumped to 514. “The trends in this space are troubling and don’t show any signs of abating,” a federal official said.

We’ve Updated Prescriber Checkup with 2014 Data

Use this tool to compare how your doctor prescribes medications in Medicare's drug program with other doctors in the same specialty and state. Our data includes information on drug costs and prescriptions for risky drugs.

Free Food and Networking: Apply For Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

ProPublica is proud to announce our second annual Diversity Mentorship Program at the Online News Association conference in Denver this year.

Drug and Device Makers Find Receptive Audience at For-profit, Southern Hospitals

A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in what share of its doctors take industry payments.

How We Compiled the Dollars for Docs Hospital Data

Our goal was to compare U.S. hospitals based on the percentage of their affiliated physicians who receive payments of various sizes from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.

What Percentage of Doctors at Your Hospital Take Drug, Device Payments?

Where a hospital is located makes a big difference in how many of its doctors take payments from drug and medical device companies. See how your state compares and look up your hospital.

Another Study Finds Link Between Pharma Money and Brand-name Prescribing

The findings, by researchers at Harvard Medical School, are in line with a similar analysis done by ProPublica in March.

Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds

The more money doctors receive from drug and medical device companies, the more brand-name drugs they tend to prescribe, a new ProPublica analysis shows. Even a meal can make a difference.

Updated Dollars for Docs

This release includes updated data, payments to teaching hospitals, and information about brand-name prescribing rates for some doctors.

Free Food and Networking: Apply For Our Diversity Mentorship Program at ONA

ProPublica and Mashable are proud to announce our first-ever Diversity Mentorship Program at the Online News Association conference in Los Angeles this year.

Treatment Tracker

We've updated our database of Medicare’s payments to individual doctors and other health professionals serving the 49 million seniors and disabled in its Part B program.

Treatment Tracker Methodology

How we made a news app to compare doctors Medicare billing patterns.

New Dollars for Docs

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies paid billions to doctors from late 2013 through 2014, new data shows. Search for your doctor in our interactive database.

A Pharma Payment A Day Keeps Docs’ Finances Okay

New data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn't.

About the Dollars for Docs Data

Details behind our drug company money database.

One Nation, Under Sedation: Medicare Paid for Nearly 40 Million Tranquilizer Prescriptions in 2013

Congress wouldn’t allow Medicare to pay for benzodiazepines such as Xanax and Ativan until 2013. Now, the medications are among the most prescribed in its drug program.

Money as a Weapons System

How U.S. commanders spent $2 billion of petty cash in Afghanistan

One Year, 2,000+ Downloads: Here’s How Our Data Store Is Doing

A year after we launched it, here’s what our Data Store looks like.

Uber Claims Credit for Drop in Drunk Driving Accidents. But Where’s the Evidence?

The ridesharing service published a report last week with Mothers Against Drunk Driving connecting the rise of Uber to a drop in drunk driving accidents. Except the connection isn't so clear.

Why Pharma Payments to Doctors Were So Hard to Parse

Flaws in information submitted to Open Payments, a government database of financial relationships in the medical field, complicated our analysis.
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