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Cephalon

Cephalon, acquired in 2011 by Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., agreed to pay a $425 million settlement in 2008 for marketing Actiq, Gabitril, and Provigil for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Cephalon started reporting payments to physicians as of the beginning of 2009. In the first year, it aggregated payments for consulting and speaking into one amount. Subsequently, the company broke out payments for speaking, consulting, educational items, meals, research and travel.

The company removed payment information from its website earlier this year, after its Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general expired in September 2013.

See all Cephalon payments.

Notable drugs

  • Treanda (chronic lymphocytic leukemia and indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma)
  • Nuvigil (excessive sleepiness associated with narcolepsy, obstructive sleep apnea and shift work disorder)
  • Gabitril (partial seizures)
  • Fentora (breakthrough pain for patients with cancer)
  • Actiq (breakthrough pain for patients with cancer)
  • Amrix (muscle spasm)

Payment Reports

2009 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Combination $2,313,404 $9,253,617
$2,313,404 $9,253,617

2010 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $3,127,411 $12,509,646
Speaking $1,062,270 $4,249,080
Meals $596,499 $2,385,996
Travel $276,660 $1,106,639
Consulting $178,735 $714,942
Items, Gifts $47,034 $188,136
$5,288,610 $21,154,439

2011 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $6,011,451 $24,045,803
Speaking $899,763 $3,599,050
Meals $401,466 $1,605,865
Travel $258,399 $1,033,595
Consulting $252,525 $1,010,101
Items, Gifts $43,780 $175,120
$7,867,384 $31,469,535

2012 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $4,445,012 $17,780,050
Consulting $918,895 $3,675,581
Speaking $804,175 $3,216,700
Meals $463,890 $1,855,558
Travel $235,373 $941,490
Items, Gifts $66,644 $266,576
$6,933,989 $27,735,955

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $12,467,951
Texas $11,605,314
Florida $7,258,884
New York $5,211,476
Pennsylvania $4,041,442
Ohio $3,747,930
Maryland $3,297,814
Utah $3,242,082
Georgia $3,143,867
North Carolina $2,863,991
New Jersey $2,657,566
Illinois $2,157,385
South Carolina $2,142,616
Colorado $1,853,824
Indiana $1,841,753
Missouri $1,704,188
Tennessee $1,550,272
Virginia $1,392,269
Washington $1,376,430
Oklahoma $1,264,129
Michigan $1,252,955
Alabama $1,226,580
Minnesota $1,017,053
Massachusetts $972,270
Arizona $945,877
Louisiana $871,567
District of Columbia $856,191
Kentucky $835,560
Kansas $832,532
Wisconsin $729,470
Oregon $637,858
Nevada $557,323
Rhode Island $523,962
Connecticut $488,512
Nebraska $400,933
[Unknown State] $361,175
Arkansas $359,307
Idaho $316,059
Mississippi $283,004
West Virginia $268,182
New Hampshire $206,346
Iowa $200,607
Delaware $166,793
New Mexico $164,570
Maine $108,605
Montana $65,669
North Dakota $46,445
Hawaii $26,692
Alaska $24,694
South Dakota $17,262
Vermont $10,829
Puerto Rico $10,605
Wyoming $6,854