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EMD Serono

EMD Serono, based in Rockland, Mass., is an affiliate of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany. The company and affiliates agreed to pay $44.3 million in May 2011 to resolve allegations of improper marketing of the MS drug Rebif.

EMD Serono reports payments made to physicians beginning in January 2011. Its database includes payments for consulting, speaking, internal training, market research, publications, meals, travel and educational items.

The company removed payment information from its website in September 2014, after its Corporate Integrity Agreement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services inspector general expired the same month. Dollars for Docs includes payments through the end of 2013.

EMD Serono's 2013 U.S. sales: $1.7 billion. Source: IMS Health.

See all EMD Serono payments.

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Payment Reports

2011 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Meals $204,507 $818,027
Consulting $140,794 $563,176
Speaking $82,441 $329,763
Travel $26,784 $107,136
Items, Gifts $6,762 $27,046
Other $963 $3,850
Adjustment -$9 -$37
$462,240 $1,848,961

2012 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Speaking $248,084 $992,335
Consulting $168,430 $673,721
Meals $134,786 $539,142
Travel $79,902 $319,606
Items, Gifts $2,690 $10,758
Other $1,120 $4,480
Adjustment -$2 -$9
$635,008 $2,540,033

2013 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Speaking $413,524 $1,654,095
Consulting $256,784 $1,027,135
Meals $144,803 $579,211
Travel $88,075 $352,299
Other $12,061 $48,242
Items, Gifts $197 $789
$915,443 $3,661,771

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $843,558
New York $803,622
Massachusetts $488,084
Illinois $485,515
Maryland $444,345
Pennsylvania $406,039
Texas $401,387
Florida $370,625
Connecticut $351,397
Michigan $253,182
North Carolina $251,225
New Jersey $250,571
Ohio $246,621
Georgia $237,404
Washington $200,145
Arizona $189,604
Tennessee $159,571
Colorado $140,578
Virginia $126,484
Oklahoma $118,673
Indiana $114,725
Missouri $114,540
Oregon $90,569
Nevada $78,385
South Carolina $75,878
New Hampshire $71,437
Wisconsin $70,885
Kentucky $64,611
Alabama $58,733
Arkansas $55,426
District of Columbia $55,120
Louisiana $53,296
Minnesota $43,854
Utah $43,772
Iowa $41,202
Maine $34,890
Hawaii $29,765
Mississippi $26,253
Delaware $24,649
New Mexico $23,931
Idaho $23,176
Kansas $20,082
West Virginia $15,357
Rhode Island $12,672
Nebraska $11,361
[Unknown State] $8,818
North Dakota $5,299
Alaska $4,161
South Dakota $4,010
Montana $3,368
Vermont $795
Wyoming $757
Puerto Rico $358