Dollars for Docs

How Industry Dollars Reached Your Doctors

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 2018. | About the Dollars for Docs Data → | Read the entire series →

$12B

in disclosed payments

1,036,165

doctors

1,249

teaching hospitals

2,191

companies

Payments in 2018

Top 20 Companies

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Company Payments
GENENTECH, INC. $478M
ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC. $109M
STRYKER CORPORATION $91.9M
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION $82.2M
ALLERGAN INC. $73M
ARTHREX, INC. $70.3M
MEDTRONIC USA, INC. $66M
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS LLC $61.7M
PFIZER INC. $48.9M
ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP $45M
ABBVIE, INC. $42.9M
AMGEN INC. $41.4M
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC. $39.8M
MEDICAL DEVICE BUSINESS SERVICES, INC. $39.1M
GILEAD SCIENCES INC $38.6M
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC. $37.9M
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION $37.4M
GENZYME CORPORATION $35.2M
ABBOTT LABORATORIES $33.8M
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION $32.1M

Payments in Your State

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State Payments
California $306M
Texas $188M
New York $179M
Florida $150M
Pennsylvania $97.6M
Ohio $86.1M
Illinois $80.9M
North Carolina $74.1M
Tennessee $69M
Massachusetts $68.5M
Georgia $60.4M
Michigan $58M
Arizona $53.9M
Colorado $49.1M
Maryland $48.8M
Washington $48M
Missouri $46.7M
New Jersey $42.3M
Virginia $42.2M
Minnesota $38.5M
Indiana $32.4M
Connecticut $27.3M
Wisconsin $24.9M
Louisiana $23.9M
Kentucky $23.7M
Utah $23.3M
Alabama $20.4M
South Carolina $20.3M
North Dakota $18.6M
Nevada $18.5M
District of Columbia $14.5M
Oklahoma $14.3M
Oregon $13.8M
Iowa $11.3M
Kansas $10.6M
Mississippi $9.99M
Puerto Rico $8.18M
Arkansas $7.28M
Nebraska $6.83M
Rhode Island $6.6M
West Virginia $6.3M
Idaho $5.45M
New Hampshire $5.15M
South Dakota $5.12M
New Mexico $5.08M
Hawaii $4.29M
Delaware $3.81M
Maine $3.06M
Montana $1.61M
Vermont $1.45M
Alaska $1.08M
Wyoming $1.02M
Palau $520K
Armed Forces Pacific $57,415
Armed Forces Europe $33,097
Guam $13,425
Virgin Islands $10,159
Armed Forces Americas $1,215
Northern Mariana Islands $157
Micronesia $60

Highest-Earning Doctors

Name Location Payments
FOLEY
KEVIN FOLEY
Neurological Surgery
MEMPHIS, TN $29M
BURKHART
STEPHEN BURKHART
Orthopaedic Surgery
SAN ANTONIO, TX $25.9M
IANCHULEV
TSONTCHO IANCHULEV
Ophthalmology
SAN MATEO, CA $20.7M
BINDER
WILLIAM BINDER
Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck
BEVERLY HILLS, CA $16.7M
NOYES
WILLIAM NOYES
Radiation Oncology
GRAND FORKS, ND $15.8M
LEBOVIC
GAIL LEBOVIC
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
DALLAS, TX $10.5M
HOPKINS
LEO HOPKINS
Neurological Surgery
BUFFALO, NY $9.45M
ELATTRACHE
NEAL ELATTRACHE
Sports Medicine
LOS ANGELES, CA $7.81M
DECOOK
CHARLES DECOOK
Family Medicine
CUMMING, GA $7.46M
CARR
GARY CARR
Dentist, Endodontics
SAN DIEGO, CA $6.25M

Doctors Paid the Most Often

Name Location Payments
JAIN
RAKESH JAIN
Psychiatry
LAKE JACKSON, TX 1,140
KELLOGG
JASON KELLOGG
Psychiatry
IRVINE, CA 961
BUSCH
ROBERT BUSCH
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
ALBANY, NY 926
BLUMENFELD
ANDREW BLUMENFELD
Neurology
CARLSBAD, CA 878
SORSBY
MITCHELL SORSBY
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
PLANO, TX 867
ALVA
GUSTAVO ALVA
Psychiatry
COSTA MESA, CA 866
FORDAN
STEVE FORDAN
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
DALLAS, TX 782
WALIA
ARVINDER PAL WALIA
Psychiatry
AUSTIN, TX 763
CABACCAN
JOSELITO CABACCAN
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
SAN JOSE, CA 758
CHABRA
SANJAY CHABRA
Rheumatology
EL PASO, TX 750
CITROME
LESLIE CITROME
Psychiatry
POMONA, NY 747
KHALIL
RICHARD KHALIL
Family Medicine
YONKERS, NY 746
MEASOM
MICHAEL MEASOM
Psychiatry
SLC, UT 741
BROADWELL
AARON BROADWELL
Rheumatology
SHREVEPORT, LA 740
FRIEDMAN
GREGG FRIEDMAN
Psychiatry
HALLANDALE BEACH, FL 734
TURKIEWICZ
ANTHONY TURKIEWICZ
Rheumatology
BIRMINGHAM, AL 732
RUBIN
CORY RUBIN
Clinical & Laboratory Dermatological Immunology
ANN ARBOR, MI 722
YAMAUCHI
PAUL YAMAUCHI
Dermatology
SANTA MONICA, CA 720
BUDOFF
MATTHEW BUDOFF
Cardiovascular Disease
TORRANCE, CA 715
SINGH
NIKU SINGH
Psychiatry
FALLS CHURCH, VA 715

Teaching Hospitals Paid the Most Often

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Hospital Payments
HOSPITAL OF THE UNIV OF PENNA
HOSPITAL OF THE UNIV OF PENNA
805
CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL
738
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSP & CLINICS
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSP & CLINICS
693
RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER
551
EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL
543
LANGLEY PORTER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPTIAL
LANGLEY PORTER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPTIAL
489
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MED CTR
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MED CTR
484
FLORIDA HOSPITAL
FLORIDA HOSPITAL
484
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL
464
UT MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER
UT MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER
458
CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER
446
THE METHODIST HOSPITAL
THE METHODIST HOSPITAL
426
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER
414
BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL
BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL
400
UCI MEDICAL CENTER
UCI MEDICAL CENTER
389
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL
363
OHSU HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
OHSU HOSPITAL AND CLINICS
345
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE
340
STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
337
UNIV OF MI HOSPITALS & HLTH CTRS
UNIV OF MI HOSPITALS & HLTH CTRS
332

Top 10 Drugs

Includes all general payments to doctors and teaching hospitals.

Product Payments
RITUXAN $53.6M
HERCEPTIN $34.7M
AVASTIN $31.2M
XIFAXAN $24.6M
OCREVUS $24.4M
BOTOX $23.3M
ACTEMRA $22.2M
XOLAIR $21.5M
PERJETA $20.1M
LUCENTIS $18.9M

Top 10 Devices

Includes all general payments to doctors and teaching hospitals.

Product Payments
GENERAL THERAPIES $44.9M
DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM $39.8M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS SPEEDBRIDGE COMPOSITE ANCHORS $37.9M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS PUSHLOCKS COMPOSITE ANCHORS $33.9M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS SWIVELOCKS PEEK ANCHORS $33.8M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS SWIVELOCKS COMPOSITE ANCHORS $33.8M
ATTUNE $29.3M
MILOOP $25.5M
DISTAL EXTREMITIES IMPLANTS SOFT TISSUE ACHILLES $23.1M
ACCOLADE $21.4M

Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments data.

Additional reporting, design & development by Ken Schwencke, Moiz Syed, 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 the 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].

This site includes data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 28, 2019.