Study concept and design: S. M. Rothman, D. J. Rothman.
Acquisition of data: S. M. Rothman, Adair, Brudney.
Analysis and interpretation of data: S. M. Rothman, Adair, D. J. Rothman.
Drafting of the manuscript: S. M. Rothman, Adair, D. Rothman.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Brudney, D. J. Rothman.
Statistical analysis: Adair.
Obtained funding: D. J. Rothman.
Administrative, technical, or material support: S. M. Rothman, Brudney, Adair.
Study supervision: S. M. Rothman, D. J. Rothman.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest. S. Rothman reported having served as consultant to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas in litigation against Johnson & Johnson related to risperidone and receiving travel support from the North American Spine Society to attend the society’s board and ethics committee meetings. D. Rothman served as consultant and expert witness to the Office of the Attorney General of the State of Texas and as an expert witness to Sheller, P.C. in litigation against Johnson & Johnson related to risperidone and receiving travel support from the North American Spine Society to attend the society’s board and ethics committee meetings. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: This work was funded by the Selz Foundation and the May and Samuel Rudin Foundation.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Additional Contributions: The authors benefited from the comments and insights of Eric G. Campbell, PhD (Institute of Health Policy, Massachusetts General Hospital), Sharon Levine, MD (Permanente Medical Group), and Victoria H. Raveis, PhD (College of Dentistry, New York University. None of these individuals received any compensation for their contributions.