Dollars for Docs

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2016. | Related Story: Opioid Makers, Blamed for Overdose Epidemic, Cut Back on Marketing Payments to Doctors →

Cash
$9.15B

in disclosed payments

Doctor
904,922

doctors

Hospital
1,216

teaching hospitals

Company
2,005

companies

Totals listed below account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2016.

Top 50 Companies

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Company Payments
GENENTECH, INC. $1.08B
ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. $309M
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS LLC $238M
STRYKER CORPORATION $217M
ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP $189M
PFIZER INC. $175M
ALLERGAN INC. $172M
ARTHREX, INC. $170M
JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICALS, INC $157M
MEDTRONIC SOFAMOR DANEK USA, INC. $147M
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. $145M
SMITH & NEPHEW, INC. $143M
MEDTRONIC USA, INC. $139M
ABBVIE, INC. $131M
GILEAD SCIENCES INC $121M
TOPERA, INC. $119M
GLAXOSMITHKLINE, LLC. $118M
CELGENE CORPORATION $118M
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION $112M
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION $111M
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. $105M
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION $102M
BIOGEN, INC. $99.8M
ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. $99M
AMGEN INC. $95.1M
NUVASIVE, INC. $94.1M
E.R. SQUIBB & SONS, L.L.C. $86M
VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS NORTH AMERICA LLC $85.8M
TEVA PHARMACEUTICALS USA, INC. $84.4M
SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC $82.6M
NOVO NORDISK INC $81.1M
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. $80.8M
GENZYME CORPORATION $78.7M
OTSUKA AMERICA PHARMACEUTICAL, INC. $69.6M
GENENTECH USA, INC. $69.1M
COOK INCORPORATED $69M
TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICALS AMERICA, INC. $66.2M
COVIDIEN LP $58.7M
ALCON LABORATORIES INC $53.4M
DEPUY ORTHOPAEDICS INC. $52.6M
LILLY USA, LLC $52.1M
SUNOVION PHARMACEUTICALS INC. $51.3M
ABBOTT LABORATORIES $48.1M
BIOMET ORTHOPEDICS, LLC $39.2M
GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC. $39.2M
MEDTRONIC NEUROVASCULAR $38.8M
SIEMENS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS USA, INC. $38.2M
BAYER HEALTHCARE PHARMACEUTICALS INC. $36.5M
EISAI INC. $34.9M
ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY INC. $34M

Highest-Earning Doctors

Name Payments
BURKHART
STEPHEN BURKHART

Orthopaedic Surgery

$65.3M
JACKSON
ROGER JACKSON

Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine

$62.3M
FOLEY
KEVIN FOLEY

Neurological Surgery

$59.8M
NARAYAN
SUJATA NARAYAN

Family Medicine

$57.1M
UNDERWOOD
KAREN UNDERWOOD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

$37.1M

Doctors Paid the Most Often

Name Payments
STANKOVIC
ANA STANKOVIC

Internal Medicine

3,623
BUSCH
ROBERT BUSCH

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

3,327
Wells
Alvin Wells
2,975
ZANGENEH
FARHAD ZANGENEH

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

2,865
GUNAWARDANE
RUWANI GUNAWARDANE

Neurology

2,814

Teaching Hospitals Paid the Most

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Hospital Payments
CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
CITY OF HOPE NATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
$1.02B
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
$135M
HOSPITAL OF THE UNIV OF PENNA
HOSPITAL OF THE UNIV OF PENNA
$96M
STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
$52.9M
CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
$49.2M

Payments in Your State

Click on a state to see payments made to doctors there.

State Payments
California $2.11B
New York $749M
Texas $626M
Florida $470M
Massachusetts $452M
Pennsylvania $430M
Ohio $322M
Illinois $283M
North Carolina $246M
Tennessee $244M
Georgia $218M
Arizona $214M
Michigan $212M
Missouri $209M
New Jersey $206M
Colorado $195M
Washington $176M
Maryland $150M
Virginia $144M
Minnesota $134M
Indiana $113M
Connecticut $99.4M
Wisconsin $98.9M
Kentucky $91.8M
Utah $89.8M
Alabama $73.2M
South Carolina $73M
Louisiana $71M
Oregon $62.2M
Nevada $61.4M
District of Columbia $57.3M
Oklahoma $53.6M
Iowa $45.5M
Arkansas $41.4M
Kansas $40.4M
Mississippi $35.1M
Nebraska $29.6M
Puerto Rico $27.4M
Rhode Island $24.1M
West Virginia $22.1M
New Hampshire $20.6M
Idaho $17.4M
Maine $17M
Hawaii $14.8M
New Mexico $14.5M
Delaware $13.3M
South Dakota $12M
Montana $10.8M
Vermont $6.55M
North Dakota $5.98M
Wyoming $5.05M
Alaska $2.62M
Virgin Islands $80,676
Guam $54,326
Armed Forces Europe $53,206
Armed Forces Pacific $38,625
Armed Forces Americas $4,747
Northern Mariana Islands $804
American Samoa $309

About the Dollars for Docs Data

Details behind our drug company money database.

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Source

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments data.

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Background Stories

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Opioid Makers, Blamed for Overdose Epidemic, Cut Back on Marketing Payments to Doctors

As ProPublica updates Dollars for Docs, we found that drugmakers spent less money to market opioids to doctors in 2016 than in prior years. Studies have shown that payments to doctors by opioid makers are linked to more prescribing of the drugs.

Drug and Device Makers Find Receptive Audience at For-profit, Southern Hospitals

A ProPublica analysis shows that where a hospital is located and who owns it make a big difference in what share of its doctors take industry payments.

What Percentage of Doctors at Your Hospital Take Drug, Device Payments?

Where a hospital is located makes a big difference in how many of its doctors take payments from drug and medical device companies. See how your state compares and look up your hospital.


Additional reporting, design & development by Madi Alexander, Al Shaw, Annie Waldman, Tobin Asher, Eric Sagara, Jeremy B. Merrill, Dan Nguyen, and Sisi Wei. Pharmacy, building, hospital and first aid icons from The Noun Project.

Note: We have made some effort to normalize the data and eliminate duplicates, but data is primarily as it has been reported by the companies to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To purchase the normalized data, please visit the ProPublica Data Store. If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected].