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Pfizer

Pfizer, based in New York, paid $2.3 billion in fines and penalties in 2009 to resolve allegations that it illegally promoted some of its drugs. A subsidiary also pleaded guilty to felony charges of improperly marketing the anti-inflammatory Bextra. Its top-selling drug Lipitor went off patent in early 2012.

Pfizer began reporting payments for speaking, consulting, research, meals, travel and educational items in July 2009. It has not changed its reporting format in any material way since then.

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

Notable drugs

Payment Reports

2009 July to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $9,033,966 $18,067,931
Speaking $6,275,024 $12,550,047
Consulting $2,264,425 $4,528,850
Travel $848,655 $1,697,310
Meals $460,303 $920,605
Items, Gifts $6,205 $12,409
$18,888,576 $37,777,152

2010 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $27,279,667 $109,118,666
Speaking $8,595,312 $34,381,249
Meals $4,494,498 $17,977,991
Consulting $2,213,076 $8,852,303
Travel $1,440,352 $5,761,408
Items, Gifts $429,357 $1,717,429
$44,452,262 $177,809,046

2011 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $36,154,602 $144,618,409
Speaking $5,453,534 $21,814,137
Meals $3,227,817 $12,911,269
Consulting $2,407,883 $9,631,531
Travel $1,203,170 $4,812,678
Items, Gifts $333,507 $1,334,027
$48,780,513 $195,122,051

2012 Jan. to Dec.

Avg. Quarterly Total
Research $36,045,444 $144,181,774
Consulting $2,194,713 $8,778,853
Speaking $2,073,078 $8,292,310
Meals $1,968,750 $7,874,999
Travel $697,347 $2,789,386
Items, Gifts $225,317 $901,268
$43,204,648 $172,818,590

Total Payments by State

State Total
California $85,739,891
Florida $53,585,654
Texas $48,851,679
New York $34,310,297
Ohio $26,446,165
Pennsylvania $25,883,684
Massachusetts $24,294,664
North Carolina $21,193,626
Illinois $14,184,347
Kansas $14,107,876
Georgia $13,939,526
New Jersey $13,754,141
Tennessee $13,403,940
Missouri $13,046,648
Michigan $12,938,611
Maryland $12,700,497
Minnesota $11,302,720
Kentucky $10,285,849
Washington $9,869,125
Connecticut $9,508,840
Colorado $9,450,240
Utah $8,312,721
Alabama $8,034,256
Virginia $7,531,314
South Carolina $7,422,934
Arizona $7,251,289
Indiana $6,838,270
Wisconsin $6,040,569
Rhode Island $5,809,635
Oregon $5,382,879
Louisiana $5,342,773
Nebraska $3,990,817
Oklahoma $3,771,209
Arkansas $3,630,560
Iowa $2,921,241
Nevada $2,805,305
District of Columbia $2,769,280
North Dakota $2,692,332
Puerto Rico $2,314,417
Mississippi $1,868,863
New Hampshire $1,804,573
West Virginia $1,678,385
New Mexico $1,171,234
Idaho $984,840
Delaware $875,047
Hawaii $855,891
South Dakota $750,304
Maine $604,955
Vermont $396,715
Wyoming $334,327
Montana $290,467
[Unknown State] $190,259
Alaska $59,921