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/123817
  • 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/123817
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DANIEL WYNN

Listed Specialty: Neurology
1535 LAKE COOK RD, SUITE 601, NORTHBROOK, IL, 60062-1447

Payments: At a Glance

2,572

payments

$1,312,511

payment total

51

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
373 $790K
Honoraria
85 $205K
Travel and Lodging
701 $125K
Consulting
42 $103K
Nonaccredited Training
23 $51,250
Food and Beverage
1,332 $35,341
Grant
1 $2,000
Education
13 $506
Gift
2 $186

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
AUBAGIO

drug

$274K
COPAXONE

drug

$220K
H.P. ACTHAR

drug

$186K
REBIF

drug

$163K
LEMTRADA

drug

$157K
AMPYRA

drug

$93,908
GILENYA

drug

$49,858
NUEDEXTA

drug

$37,917
OTHER

drug

$27,222
ALEMTUZUMAB

drug

$18,976
HORIZANT

drug

$18,509
NUVIGIL

drug

$16,809
NO PRODUCT SPECIFIED

drug

$7,443
ZECUITY

drug

$5,895
ONZETRA XSAIL

drug

$4,095
OXTELLAR XR

drug

$2,825
VIMPAT

drug

$639
ARZERRA

drug

$632
LAQUINIMOD

drug

$610
TROKENDI XR

drug

$525
FYCOMPA

drug

$289
† 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/123817

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
May 14, 2015 $7,720

ALEMTUZUMAB Promotional Speaking/Other GENZYME CORPORATION
Mar 3, 2016 $6,560

Rebif Consulting EMD Serono, Inc.
Jul 15, 2016 $6,534

AUBAGIO Consulting GENZYME CORPORATION
Nov 15, 2014 $6,500

COPAXONE Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Jul 7, 2015 $6,500

COPAXONE Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Sep 20, 2013 $6,000

COPAXONE Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Sep 20, 2013 $6,000

COPAXONE Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc. Consultants in Neurology MS Center
Apr 24, 2014 $5,390

Rebif Consulting EMD Serono, Inc.
Dec 7, 2013 $5,280

GILENYA Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Nov 1, 2013 $5,280

GILENYA Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Nov 5, 2014 $5,005

Rebif Consulting EMD Serono, Inc.
Oct 26, 2015 $5,005

Rebif Consulting EMD Serono, Inc.
Jul 13, 2015 $4,990

Horizant Consulting XenoPort Inc.
May 13, 2016 $4,719

AUBAGIO Consulting GENZYME CORPORATION
Nov 4, 2015 $3,990

LEMTRADA Promotional Speaking/Other GENZYME CORPORATION
Jul 27, 2015 $3,990

LEMTRADA Promotional Speaking/Other GENZYME CORPORATION
Oct 24, 2013 $3,955

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Genzyme Corporation
Jul 14, 2015 $3,910

H.P. ACTHAR Promotional Speaking/Other Mallinckrodt LLC
Sep 6, 2013 $3,790

ALEMTUZUMAB Consulting Genzyme Corporation
Mar 25, 2016 $3,690

Rebif Promotional Speaking/Other EMD Serono, Inc.
Mar 31, 2016 $3,690

Rebif Promotional Speaking/Other EMD Serono, Inc.

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/123817

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].