Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

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ProPublica's Dollars for Docs database lets you search for payments to U.S.-based doctors made by pharmaceutical and medical device companies between August 2013 and December 2016. The disclosure of these payments is required under the Physician Payment Sunshine Act, a provision of the 2010 Affordable Care Act.


About This Information

  • The information that appears here comes directly from the federal government. Companies must attest to its accuracy and doctors have the ability to contest information they believe is in error.
  • This site includes payments for such activities as speaking, consulting, meals, travel and royalties. It does not include payments for clinical research.
  • It is legal for companies to make payments to doctors as long as the payments are not a kickback or inducement to use their products.
  • Some doctors say collaborative relationships, particularly those involving research, are necessary to develop new treatments and cures. But many ethicists have raised questions about the payments, and studies show that they may influence doctors' prescribing decisions.
  • Only you can decide if this matters to you and if so, whether you want to talk to your doctor about it. If you plan to talk with your doctor (or if you already have), please help us by filling out this short survey: <a href='https://propub.li/participate-d4d'>propub.li/participate-d4d</a>

Preparing for Your Conversation

If you decide you'd like to talk to your doctor about this, please keep in mind:

  • Many healthcare professionals in our database have similar names, so you should start by asking your doctor if the person mentioned in this payment record is really him/her.
  • Your doctor may not know he or she is listed as receiving payments, especially if the payments are small. You can direct your doctor to this site (the URL will be printed at the top of the payment record) or directly to the government's site here: https://openpaymentsdata.cms.gov/physician/114566
  • Some doctors are happy to discuss this information with you. Others might not be. The best approach is to ask questions and to <strong>not</strong> be accusatory.

Questions You Might Want to Ask

  • Is this you?
  • What type of work do you do with these companies?
  • Have you prescribed me any drugs that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?
  • Are there non-drug alternatives that I may want to consider first?
  • Are there less expensive generic alternatives to the drugs you have prescribed?
  • What devices have you used in my care that are manufactured by companies you've taken payments from?

Dollars for Docs: Talk With Your Doctor

https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/114566
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SCOTT SOLOMON

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
75 FRANCIS ST PBB1, BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL CARDIOVASCULAR DIVISION, BOSTON, MA, 02115

Payments: At a Glance

328

payments

$304,328

payment total

24

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
42 $155K
Travel and Lodging
139 $126K
Food and Beverage
143 $11,348
Honoraria
3 $6,489
Promotional Speaking/Other
1 $5,320

Drugs & Devices

Totals listed below account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2016 that mention this product. If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

Product Name Product Type Payments
ENTRESTO

drug

$78,675
OTHER

drug

$48,103
LCZ696B

drug

$31,419
BAF312A

drug

$13,297
GILENYA

drug

$13,297
CD MIDDLEWARE SOLUTIONS

device

$7,411
CORLANOR

drug

$7,150
SACUBITRIL

drug

$5,758
PD CD REAGENTS AND DISEASE STATES

device

$4,678
INJECTAFER

drug

$4,632
DIGOXIN

drug

$4,593
REVASCOR

drug

$2,200
BRILINTA

drug

$2,148
INVOKANA

drug

$1,875
REPATHA

drug

$1,601
EXELON

drug

$956
SERELAXIN

drug

$956
LCZ696D

drug

$408
CLINICAL TRIAL PRODUCT

device

$406
XOLAIR

drug

$257
LCZ696G

drug

$188
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

For ease of printing, only the 20 drugs and devices with the highest payments are displayed. For a complete list, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/114566

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Dec 1, 2016 $12,690

LCZ696B Consulting Novartis Pharma AG BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL
Apr 8, 2015 $11,714

Gilenya BAF312A Travel and Lodging Novartis Pharma AG
Oct 8, 2016 $9,750

ENTRESTO Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Apr 15, 2015 $8,276

OTHER Travel and Lodging NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Apr 18, 2015 $8,276

ENTRESTO Travel and Lodging NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Sep 11, 2015 $7,875

ENTRESTO Consulting NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Nov 7, 2013 $7,480

OTHER Consulting NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Mar 8, 2016 $7,425

LCZ696B Travel and Lodging Novartis Pharma AG
Aug 27, 2014 $7,061

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.
Oct 8, 2014 $7,020

ENTRESTO Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Aug 26, 2016 $6,761

CD Middleware Solutions Travel and Lodging Roche Diagnostics International Ltd
Oct 24, 2013 $6,671

OTHER Travel and Lodging NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Oct 26, 2014 $6,040

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging SANOFI US SERVICES INC.
Dec 7, 2014 $6,000

No Listed Product Consulting

Details: Research Related Service

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jan 11, 2015 $5,989

OTHER Travel and Lodging NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Dec 11, 2015 $5,689

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.
Nov 1, 2014 $5,625

ENTRESTO Travel and Lodging Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Jan 8, 2016 $5,375

ENTRESTO Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Oct 14, 2014 $5,320

SACUBITRIL Promotional Speaking/Other Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Oct 8, 2015 $5,219

OTHER Travel and Lodging NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Sep 14, 2015 $5,083

No Listed Product Consulting Pfizer Inc. SCOTT D SOLOMON

For ease of printing, 20 payments are displayed, the largest appearing on top. For a full list of payments, please visit: https://projects.propublica.org/docdollars/doctors/pid/114566

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].