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: A Pharma Payment A Day Keeps Docs’ Finances OK »

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$3.53B

in disclosed payments

Doctor e07f595ff5b555c8efe580da189894c4ec270af199f9297013a12c302f486f86
681,432

doctors

Company 8367bd22046d939d1c0d78cddb1b8af5ed2c9a5c5ad58735937f903487bd37f2
1,630

companies

Top 50 Companies

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Company Payments
Genentech, Inc. $388M
DePuy Synthes Products LLC $94.7M
Topera, Inc. $93.1M
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP $90.9M
Stryker Corporation $90.8M
Medtronic Sofamor Danek USA, Inc. $85M
Pfizer Inc. $82.1M
Allergan Inc. $70.7M
Zimmer Holding Inc $70.5M
Arthrex, Inc. $58.9M
Smith & Nephew, Inc. $56.5M
AbbVie, Inc. $54.3M
Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc $54.2M
St. Jude Medical, Inc. $52.9M
GlaxoSmithKline, LLC. $50.2M
Covidien LP $49.1M
Covidien Sales LLC $44M
Gilead Sciences Inc $40.4M
Intuitive Surgical, Inc. $39.9M
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. $38.6M
Medtronic USA, Inc. $38.3M
Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. $37.7M
Novo Nordisk Inc $35.5M
E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C. $34.7M
Medtronic Vascular, Inc. $32.9M
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. $32.9M
FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. $32.4M
Boston Scientific Corporation $32M
Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. $30.6M
Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation $30.2M
Biomet Orthopedics, LLC $28.7M
Cook Incorporated $28.6M
Amgen Inc. $27.7M
Genentech USA, Inc. $27M
DePuy Orthopaedics Inc. $26.9M
Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation $26.9M
Alcon Laboratories Inc $26.3M
Biogen Idec Inc. $26.1M
SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC $24.9M
Celgene Corporation $24.8M
NuVasive, Inc. $24.3M
Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc. $23.8M
GENZYME CORPORATION $21.3M
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
$43.9M
UNDERWOOD
KAREN UNDERWOOD
$28.5M
BURKHART
STEPHEN BURKHART
$24M
YADAV
SANJAY YADAV
$23.1M
FOLEY
KEVIN FOLEY
$22M

Doctors Paid the Most Often

Name Payments
ANA STANKOVIC
1,711
FARHAD ZANGENEH
1,610
JOHN FRITZ
1,381
ROBERT BUSCH
1,274
RUWANI GUNAWARDANE
1,226

Payments in Your State

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

State Payments
California $806M
New York $312M
Texas $243M
Florida $188M
Massachusetts $170M
Pennsylvania $143M
Ohio $127M
Tennessee $108M
Illinois $104M
Georgia $98.2M
Arizona $96.4M
North Carolina $94.3M
Colorado $79.3M
Michigan $78M
New Jersey $72.3M
Missouri $71.9M
Washington $69.8M
Maryland $59.9M
Virginia $54M
Indiana $50.3M
Minnesota $47.2M
Connecticut $37.5M
Utah $34.4M
Kentucky $29.9M
Louisiana $27.5M
Alabama $27.3M
South Carolina $27M
Wisconsin $26.7M
Oregon $24.6M
Oklahoma $24.4M
District of Columbia $21.3M
Nevada $21.3M
Iowa $18.5M
Mississippi $14.5M
Kansas $14.4M
Nebraska $12.1M
Arkansas $11.2M
Puerto Rico $10.6M
Rhode Island $9.16M
West Virginia $8.74M
New Hampshire $8.01M
Idaho $6.99M
Montana $6.46M
Maine $6.17M
New Mexico $5.74M
Hawaii $5.6M
Delaware $5.43M
South Dakota $4.35M
Vermont $2.86M
North Dakota $2.28M
Wyoming $1.57M
Alaska $994K
Guam $14,261
Virgin Islands $12,875
Armed Forces Europe $10,405
Armed Forces Pacific $7,646
Armed Forces Americas $2,940
Northern Mariana Islands $495
American Samoa $232

About the Dollars for Docs Data

Details behind our drug company money database.

Source

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments data.

Archive

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

Background Stories

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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 Al Shaw, Tobin Asher, Eric Sagara, Jeremy B. Merrill, Dan Nguyen, and Sisi Wei. Pharmacy, building, 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. If you spot an error, please let us know at drugs@propublica.org.