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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.

Merck's 2013 U.S. sales: $16.2 billion (includes both Merck and subsidiary Schering Plough). Source: IMS Health.

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 $2,035,461 $8,141,845
Consulting $1,222,536 $4,890,144
Items, Gifts $337,598 $1,350,392
Adjustment -$21,151 -$84,604
$34,967,039 $139,868,157

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

2013 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $49,226,669 $196,906,676
Speaking $3,421,298 $13,685,191
Travel $1,307,790 $5,231,161
Consulting $1,077,408 $4,309,632
Meals $1,028,752 $4,115,008
Items, Gifts $76,432 $305,729
Speaking/Other $1,734 $6,938
$56,140,084 $224,560,334

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $109,264,246
Florida $69,369,589
Texas $61,830,712
New York $45,336,041
Pennsylvania $34,614,078
Nebraska $31,067,640
Illinois $30,425,066
Ohio $26,767,677
Massachusetts $25,177,035
North Carolina $24,918,821
New Jersey $19,615,057
Maryland $14,838,049
Georgia $14,680,440
Utah $13,817,421
Virginia $13,578,911
Colorado $13,270,358
Washington $12,668,062
Indiana $12,487,822
Michigan $11,693,618
Arizona $11,327,801
Missouri $10,830,799
Tennessee $9,826,620
Minnesota $9,455,022
Connecticut $8,633,163
Wisconsin $8,301,984
Alabama $8,150,890
Oklahoma $7,213,746
Kentucky $6,972,626
Louisiana $6,751,249
Oregon $6,464,857
South Carolina $5,478,872
Kansas $4,957,721
Arkansas $4,067,479
Idaho $3,391,520
Iowa $2,776,579
Rhode Island $2,405,446
Montana $2,377,752
Nevada $2,212,905
North Dakota $2,088,178
New Mexico $1,956,051
Mississippi $1,875,972
District of Columbia $1,837,620
Maine $1,678,230
South Dakota $1,547,297
Puerto Rico $1,376,296
Delaware $1,245,593
Vermont $1,036,270
West Virginia $1,007,475
Hawaii $792,495
New Hampshire $656,801
Alaska $134,309
[Unknown State] $15,469
Wyoming $15,200