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Merck

Merck, based in Whitehouse Station, N.J., agreed to pay more than $650 million to resolve allegations that it didn't pay proper rebates to government health programs and illegally paid health care providers as inducements to prescribe the company's products. In 2011, the company also agreed to pay $950 million to settle criminal charges and civil allegations stemming from its promotion and marketing of the painkiller Vioxx.

Merck’s 2012 report was expanded to include speaking, consulting, travel, meals, research, studies and educational items for doctors. But Merck no longer includes the number of events or speaker topics, and it combines expenditures for travel, meals and royalties into one category.

See all Merck payments, or visit Merck's transparency page.

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Payment Reports

2009 July to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Speaking $4,703,136 $9,406,273
$4,703,136 $9,406,273

2010 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Speaking $5,091,361 $20,365,446
$5,091,361 $20,365,446

2011 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Speaking $6,778,993 $27,115,970
Adjustment -$1,119 -$4,475
$6,777,874 $27,111,495

2012 Jan. to Dec. Payees A to M

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $28,256,258 $113,025,031
Speaking $3,136,338 $12,545,350
Other $2,035,480 $8,141,919
Consulting $1,222,536 $4,890,144
Items, Gifts $337,598 $1,350,392
Adjustment -$21,151 -$84,604
$34,967,058 $139,868,232

2012 Jan. to Dec. Payees N to Z

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $17,764,004 $71,056,015
Speaking $1,716,672 $6,866,686
Other $1,158,338 $4,633,350
Consulting $645,664 $2,582,654
Items, Gifts $196,686 $786,743
Adjustment -$1,375 -$5,500
$21,479,987 $85,919,948

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $31,156,599
Florida $24,858,081
Texas $20,746,076
New York $20,218,674
Pennsylvania $12,999,842
Nebraska $12,878,472
Ohio $11,174,143
North Carolina $10,604,556
Illinois $9,903,705
Massachusetts $8,426,211
New Jersey $7,691,205
Utah $6,962,663
Washington $6,495,827
Maryland $6,338,321
Indiana $6,088,378
Missouri $5,744,583
Colorado $5,693,447
Michigan $5,601,266
Virginia $5,586,304
Georgia $5,534,249
Wisconsin $4,096,809
Tennessee $4,074,443
Alabama $4,025,427
Connecticut $3,937,955
Arizona $3,759,122
Minnesota $3,721,915
Oregon $3,487,093
Louisiana $3,124,068
Kentucky $3,010,905
South Carolina $2,818,008
Oklahoma $2,748,441
Kansas $2,335,794
Arkansas $2,011,019
Idaho $1,745,005
Iowa $1,298,810
Montana $1,240,099
Puerto Rico $1,228,883
Mississippi $1,002,281
New Mexico $1,000,819
Nevada $993,885
Maine $990,618
Rhode Island $987,687
South Dakota $862,868
West Virginia $656,365
District of Columbia $633,639
Delaware $497,581
North Dakota $450,504
Vermont $429,507
Hawaii $384,277
New Hampshire $334,229
Alaska $69,946
Wyoming $9,113
[Unknown State] $1,427