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In recent years, drug companies have started releasing details of the payments they make to doctors and other health professionals for promotional talks, research and consulting. As of 2012, 15 companies published the information, most because of legal settlements. Use this tool to search for payments. Read more about the data »

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Has Your Health Professional Received Drug Company Money?

Example searches: Klein, Duke University, Miami

With 2.1 Million records, this database represents:

Cash2 $2.5 billion

in disclosed payments

Pharma 15


Pie ~ 43%

of total market share

Payments in Your State

Click on a state to see payments made to practitioners and institutions there. See notes below.

State Total
Alabama $32,352,175
Alaska $516,535
Arizona $38,739,643
Arkansas $15,599,178
California $298,077,233
Colorado $37,667,949
Connecticut $33,936,255
Delaware $4,263,545
District of Columbia $10,078,629
Florida $214,234,452
Georgia $72,421,234
Hawaii $3,879,724
Idaho $9,540,294
Illinois $82,167,799
Indiana $49,917,839
Iowa $12,473,968
Kansas $31,316,568
Kentucky $32,053,020
Louisiana $28,144,888
Maine $4,364,410
Maryland $65,145,277
Massachusetts $116,770,909
Michigan $58,090,460
Minnesota $34,654,974
Mississippi $11,142,272
Missouri $61,853,638
Montana $3,469,361
Nebraska $28,517,569
Nevada $16,562,819
New Hampshire $7,250,849
New Jersey $68,228,948
New Mexico $8,222,340
New York $172,120,803
North Carolina $96,518,819
North Dakota $5,485,004
Ohio $101,752,456
Oklahoma $23,750,987
Oregon $26,273,462
Pennsylvania $115,312,622
Rhode Island $14,542,297
South Carolina $50,615,778
South Dakota $3,678,498
Tennessee $56,781,581
Texas $205,287,519
Utah $31,494,606
Vermont $2,549,397
Virginia $40,174,768
Washington $43,967,071
West Virginia $7,378,715
Wisconsin $26,768,200
Wyoming $519,174
Puerto Rico $15,206,630
[Unknown State] $875,458

Company Disclosures

The totals listed here cover different time periods and spending categories, and aren't directly comparable. See notes below. See what each company discloses »

Company Total Disclosed
Disclosed: July to Dec., 2012
Disclosed: July 2011 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2012
Eli Lilly
Disclosed: Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2012
EMD Serono
Disclosed: Jan. 2011 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: Jan. to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: April 2009 to Dec. 2012
Johnson & Johnson
Disclosed: Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: July 2009 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: Oct. 2010 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: July 2009 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: Jan. to Dec., 2012
Disclosed: Jan. 10, 2010 to Dec. 2012
Disclosed: Jan. 2010 to Dec. 2012

Notes: Companies report different types of payments for different time periods. Payments made after December 2012 are not reflected on this website. Because they are reported in ranges, some of Valeant's payments and all of Allergan's payments are excluded from state and national totals. No payments are listed for Novartis from Oct. 1, 2011 to Dec. 31, 2011 or for Valeant between Sept. 27, 2010 and Jan. 1, 2011.

Local Stories Based on This Data

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Our Stories


As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets

As transparency increases and blockbuster drugs lose patent protection, drug companies have dramatically scaled back payments to doctors for promotional talks. This fall, all drug and medical device companies will be required to report payments to doctors.

Freed of Disclosure Requirement, Drug Maker Pulls Doctor Payments Offline

Drugmaker Cephalon had been required to post its payments to doctors online as part of a lawsuit settlement. After its agreement expired, it removed them from its website.

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire

New data show drugmakers' payments to hundreds of thousands of doctors, and some have made well over $500,000.

Background Stories

Reporters, Use Our Data

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Additional reporting and development by Jason Das, Liz Day, David Frackman, Jennifer LaFleur, Jeff Larson, Dan Nguyen, Mike Tigas and Sisi Wei. Pharmacy icon from The Noun Project. The 2012 market share for the companies included in this tool was calculated using data from IMS Health, a health care information company.

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