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Merle Diamond

Top Earner

Board Certification
Internal Medicine
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
$148,300
Payments Received At
Chicago, Ill.

The following is the list of records we used to add up the total payments for Merle Diamond

GlaxoSmithKline
2009 Q2-Q4
$80,250
Payee
Merle Diamond
Listed Name
Diamond, Merle
City
CHICAGO
State
IL
Speaker fee 80250
GlaxoSmithKline
2010 Q1-Q2
$61,800
GlaxoSmithKline has since updated its 2010 report, so this healthcare provider's amount may have changed.
Payee
Merle L Diamond-Barack
Listed Name
Diamond, Merle
City
CHICAGO
State
IL
Speaker fee 61800
Merck
2009 Q3-Q4
$6,250
Payee
Diamond, Merle L
Listed Name
Diamond, Merle L
City
CHICAGO
State
IL
Title MD
Content area Migraine
Amount 6250.00
No. of events 3