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Adam Ashton

Top Earner

Board Certification
Psychiatry
See our list of health providers who made more than $100,000 as of the data released by October 2010.

Story: Who's on Pharma's Top-Paid List?

In October 2010, ProPublica identified 384 healthcare providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the eight companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010. We matched the payee records with licensed doctors and registered nurses in the states listed. When a match could not be found, for example when a recipient was a pharmacist, we used other sources to confirm their identities.

The payments are listed as we compiled them in October 2010 and so the displayed total may not be up-to-date. Do a search to find the recipient's latest payments.

  • Some providers earning more than $100,000 may not be included in this list because of variations in how drug companies spelled their names. Also, more than 70 drug companies have yet to publicly report their payments.
  • Payments that were designated for groups of doctors, rather than individual doctors, were excluded from our calculation.
  • ProPublica checked whether physicians had specialty board certification using the web sites of the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Medical Association and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. A designation of "not listed" means that we could not find any record of certification.
  • We obtained information on government actions, which include sanctions and warnings, from the websites of state medical boards and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Some states remove older discipline from their web sites.
If you are a listed practitioner and believe you do not belong in this database, please contact us at drugs@propublica.org.

Payment Records

Total Received
$121,816
Payments Received At
East Amherst, N.Y., Buffalo, N.Y., and Amherst, N.Y.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Adam Ashton

Eli Lilly
2009 Q1-Q4
$74,700
Payee
ASHTON, ADAM K.
Listed Name
ASHTON, ADAM K.
City
AMHERST
State
NY
Number of activities 38
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 71700.00
Advising/Consulting and International Education Programs 3000.00
Total 74700.00
Eli Lilly
2010 Q1
$27,328
Eli Lilly has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
ASHTON, ADAM K
Listed Name
ASHTON, ADAM K
City
AMHERST
State
NY
Healthcare Professional Education Programs 24000.00
Advising/Consulting and International Education Programs 3000.00
Certain Travel Related Expenses 328.00
Total 27328.00
AstraZeneca
2010 Q1-Q2
$9,200
Payee
ADAM ASHTON
Listed Name
Ashton, Adam
City
East Amherst
State
NY
amount 9200.00
Cephalon
2010 Q1-Q2
$4,500
Cephalon has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Listed Name
Ashton, Adam Keller
City
Buffalo
State
NY
title MD
Amount 4500.00
Description Honoraria
Cephalon
2009 Q1-Q4
$4,500
Payee
Listed Name
Ashton, Adam Keller
City
Buffalo
State
NY
title MD
Amount 4500.00
Description Honoraria
Pfizer
2009 Q3-Q4
$1,388
Payee
ASHTON, ADAM KELLER
Listed Name
ASHTON, ADAM KELLER
City
BUFFALO
State
NY
Service/Activity Expert-Led Forums
Cash 1250.00
Role Healthcare Professional
Service/Activity Meals
Non-cash 138.00
Role Healthcare Professional
AstraZeneca
2010 Q1-Q2
$200
Payee
ADAM K. ASHTON
Listed Name
Ashton, Adam
City
East Amherst
State
NY
amount 200.00