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/141022
  • 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/141022
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ALLEN KAPLAN

Listed Specialty: Allergy & Immunology
9165 UNIVERSITY BLVD, NORTH CHARLESTON, SC, 29406-9120

Payments: At a Glance

115

payments

$139,795

payment total

14

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
33 $126K
Travel and Lodging
36 $8,392
Honoraria
1 $3,000
Food and Beverage
45 $2,830

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
XOLAIR

drug

$46,326
SOLIQUA

drug

$22,623
ACTEMRA

drug

$16,100
KALBITOR

drug

$7,235
DX-2930

drug

$4,508
BERINERT

drug

$3,358
TAMIFLU

drug

$2,543
HERCEPTIN

drug

$2,543
LUCENTIS

drug

$2,543
RITUXAN

drug

$2,543
AVASTIN

drug

$2,543
LCZ696D

drug

$1,363
ENTRESTO

drug

$813
FIRAZYR

drug

$119
BERINERT 500U

drug

$59
AEROSPAN

drug

$39
DYMISTA

drug

$39
† 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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jan 21, 2014 $17,850

No Listed Product Consulting Genentech, Inc.
Feb 9, 2015 $16,100

Actemra Consulting Genentech, Inc.
Dec 22, 2015 $10,850

No Listed Product Consulting Genentech, Inc.
May 11, 2016 $7,600

SOLIQUA Consulting SANOFI US SERVICES INC.
Feb 6, 2014 $6,000

Xolair Consulting Genentech, Inc.
Oct 2, 2014 $5,595

Xolair Consulting Genentech USA, Inc.
Jan 23, 2014 $5,280

XOLAIR Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Nov 25, 2016 $5,000

No Listed Product Consulting UCB SA
Feb 10, 2016 $4,990

SOLIQUA Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Mar 5, 2015 $4,250

Xolair Consulting Genentech, Inc.
May 20, 2016 $4,000

SOLIQUA Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Apr 4, 2014 $3,960

Xolair Consulting Genentech, Inc.
Sep 30, 2015 $3,558

Xolair Consulting F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
May 25, 2016 $3,200

SOLIQUA Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Sep 30, 2015 $3,137

Xolair Consulting F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Jun 9, 2015 $3,000

Berinert Honoraria CSL Behring
Dec 19, 2014 $2,543

Avastin Herceptin Lucentis Rituxan Tamiflu Consulting Genentech, Inc.
Oct 24, 2013 $2,500

Kalbitor Consulting Dyax Corp
Oct 17, 2013 $2,000

DX-2930 Consulting Dyax Corp
Sep 17, 2014 $2,000

Kalbitor Consulting Dyax Corp
Mar 31, 2015 $1,809

Xolair Consulting F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG

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/141022

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].