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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 in January 2014, after its Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general expired in September 2013. Dollars for Docs includes payments disclosed through the second quarter of 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

2013 Jan. to June

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $2,491,225 $4,982,450
Speaking $1,203,425 $2,406,850
Consulting $761,312 $1,522,624
Meals $283,177 $566,354
Travel $268,759 $537,519
Items, Gifts $1,000 $2,000
$5,008,898 $10,017,796

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $13,909,842
Texas $12,556,090
Florida $8,048,348
New York $5,975,328
Pennsylvania $4,544,596
Ohio $4,214,580
Maryland $3,429,402
Utah $3,384,742
Georgia $3,368,586
North Carolina $3,097,049
New Jersey $2,840,144
South Carolina $2,475,805
Illinois $2,354,937
Colorado $2,201,661
Indiana $2,019,702
Missouri $1,993,587
Tennessee $1,853,920
Washington $1,640,399
Oklahoma $1,505,278
Alabama $1,491,864
Virginia $1,487,168
Michigan $1,342,932
Massachusetts $1,240,623
Minnesota $1,096,113
District of Columbia $1,035,745
Arizona $1,019,626
Louisiana $991,740
Kansas $952,787
Kentucky $873,393
Wisconsin $779,834
Oregon $731,301
Nevada $598,950
Rhode Island $564,635
Connecticut $517,217
[Unknown State] $495,461
Nebraska $428,025
Arkansas $403,623
Idaho $326,282
Mississippi $308,870
West Virginia $306,945
New Hampshire $260,166
Iowa $218,526
New Mexico $193,045
Delaware $174,693
Maine $110,724
Montana $97,773
North Dakota $52,731
Hawaii $28,679
Alaska $25,747
Puerto Rico $18,635
South Dakota $17,382
Vermont $13,904
Wyoming $12,188