Dollars for Docs

How Industry Dollars Reach Your Doctors

 Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now 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 2014. | Related Story: Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds »

 Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are now 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 2014. | Related Story: Now There’s Proof: Docs Who Get Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Meds »

Cash 8c22b00d5475412eda77c69bc9a12a71f01936b7c0ad631d7e765bf5e71ea286
$3.49B

in disclosed payments

Doctor e07f595ff5b555c8efe580da189894c4ec270af199f9297013a12c302f486f86
681,020

doctors

Hospital e30f80e2ba9c0cca79701e842ded8207179657a57fac4f0cd08094955d6033f8
1,135

teaching hospitals

Company 8367bd22046d939d1c0d78cddb1b8af5ed2c9a5c5ad58735937f903487bd37f2
1,565

companies

Top 50 Companies

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Company Payments
Genentech, Inc. $388M
DePuy Synthes Products LLC $94.7M
Topera, Inc. $93.1M
Stryker Corporation $90.8M
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP $90.7M
Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. $85M
Pfizer Inc. $82.5M
Zimmer Holding Inc $70.5M
Allergan Inc. $69.9M
Arthrex, Inc. $58.9M
Smith & Nephew, Inc. $56.1M
AbbVie, Inc. $54.4M
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc $54M
St. Jude Medical, Inc. $52.9M
GlaxoSmithKline, LLC. $50.2M
Covidien LP $49.1M
Gilead Sciences Inc $40.5M
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. $39.7M
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. $38.6M
Medtronic USA, Inc. $38.3M
Boston Scientific Corporation $38.1M
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. $37.7M
Novo Nordisk Inc $35.5M
E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C. $35.4M
Medtronic Vascular, Inc. $32.9M
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $32.9M
FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. $32.4M
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation $31.7M
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. $30.5M
NuVasive, Inc. $29.6M
Biomet Orthopedics, LLC $28.7M
Cook Incorporated $28.5M
Amgen Inc. $27.7M
Genentech USA, Inc. $27M
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. $26.9M
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation $26.6M
Alcon Laboratories Inc $26.3M
Biogen Idec Inc. $26.1M
sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC $25.3M
Celgene Corporation $24.8M
Genzyme Corporation $24.7M
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. $23.8M
Covidien Sales LLC $19.1M
LILLY USA, LLC $18.7M
Abbott Laboratories $16.7M
Siemens Medical Solutions USA, Inc. $16.2M
Globus Medical, Inc. $14.9M
Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals Inc. $14M
Eisai Inc. $14M
Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC $13.5M

Highest-Earning Doctors

Name Payments
NARAYAN
SUJATA NARAYAN

Family Medicine

$43.9M
UNDERWOOD
KAREN UNDERWOOD

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

$28.5M
BURKHART
STEPHEN BURKHART

Orthopaedic Surgery

$24M
YADAV
SANJAY YADAV

Cardiovascular Disease

$23.1M
FOLEY
KEVIN FOLEY

Neurological Surgery

$22M

Doctors Paid the Most Often

Name Payments
STANKOVIC
ANA STANKOVIC

Nephrology

1,719
ZANGENEH
FARHAD ZANGENEH

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

1,610
FRITZ
JOHN FRITZ

Family Medicine

1,381
BUSCH
ROBERT BUSCH

Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

1,274
GUNAWARDANE
RUWANI GUNAWARDANE

Neurology

1,226

Teaching Hospitals Paid the Most

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Name Payments
City of Hope National Medical Center
City of Hope National Medical Center
$361M
The General Hospital Corporation
The General Hospital Corporation
$46.9M
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
$22M
The Unity Hospital of Rochester
The Unity Hospital of Rochester
$21M
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
Denver Health and Hospital Authority
$18.3M

Payments in Your State

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

State Payments
California $805M
New York $289M
Texas $243M
Florida $182M
Massachusetts $168M
Pennsylvania $142M
Ohio $126M
Tennessee $108M
Illinois $106M
Georgia $97.6M
Arizona $97.3M
North Carolina $93.8M
Colorado $79.3M
Michigan $77.6M
New Jersey $71.6M
Missouri $71.4M
Washington $69.6M
Maryland $59.9M
Virginia $53.9M
Indiana $50.2M
Minnesota $46.8M
Connecticut $37.4M
Utah $34.4M
Kentucky $29.8M
Louisiana $27.6M
Alabama $27.1M
South Carolina $26.9M
Wisconsin $26.6M
Oregon $24.5M
Oklahoma $24.4M
District of Columbia $21.4M
Nevada $21.2M
Iowa $18.4M
Mississippi $14.4M
Kansas $14.1M
Nebraska $12.1M
Arkansas $11.1M
Puerto Rico $10.6M
Rhode Island $9.14M
West Virginia $8.79M
New Hampshire $8.05M
Idaho $6.99M
Montana $6.46M
Maine $6.17M
New Mexico $5.74M
Hawaii $5.6M
Delaware $5.42M
South Dakota $4.35M
Vermont $2.86M
North Dakota $2.27M
Wyoming $1.57M
Alaska $991K
Guam $14,261
Virgin Islands $12,775
Armed Forces Europe $10,394
Armed Forces Pacific $7,646
Armed Forces Americas $2,940
Northern Mariana Islands $392
American Samoa $232

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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Search for payments made by 17 drug companies between 2009 and 2013.

Background Stories

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Now There's Proof: Docs Who Take Company Cash Tend to Prescribe More Brand-Name Drugs

A ProPublica analysis has found for the first time that doctors who receive payments from the medical industry do indeed tend to prescribe drugs differently than their colleagues who don’t. And the more money they receive, on average, the more brand-name medications they prescribe.

ProPublica Adds Teaching Hospitals to Dollars for Docs

More than 1,100 teaching hospitals received nearly $780 million from August 2013 to December 2014.

A Pharma Payment A Day Keeps Docs’ Finances Okay

New data on payments from drug and device companies to doctors show that many doctors received payments on 100 or more days last year. Some received payments on more days than they didn’t.

Vying for Market Share, Companies Heavily Promote ‘Me Too’ Drugs

Our comprehensive analysis of drug company spending on doctors in the last five months of 2013 shows the most-promoted products typically were not cures, breakthroughs or top sellers.

Dollars for Dudes: Almost No Women Among Medical Industry’s Top-Paid Speakers, Consultants

The causes are not clear, but men account for more than 90 percent of the 300 doctors who received the most money from drug and medical device companies, according to new federal data.

Why Pharma Payments to Doctors Were So Hard to Parse

Flaws in information submitted to Open Payments, a government database of financial relationships in the medical field, complicated our analysis.


As Full Disclosure Nears, Doctors’ Pay for Drug Talks Plummets

Dollars for Docs Mints a Millionaire

What We’ve Learned from Four Years of Diving into Dollars for Docs

Docs on Pharma Payroll Have Blemished Records, Limited Credentials

Med Schools Flunk at Keeping Faculty Off Pharma Speaking Circuit

Big Pharma’s Big Fines

What Companies Disclose


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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 drugs@propublica.org.