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/155275
  • 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/155275
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

STEVEN FEIN

Listed Specialty: Hematology & Oncology
8900 N KENDALL DR, MIAMI CANCER INSTITUTE, MIAMI, FL, 33176-2118

Payments: At a Glance

1,995

payments

$1,427,178

payment total

34

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
393 $955K
Travel and Lodging
791 $167K
Honoraria
39 $129K
Consulting
64 $114K
Food and Beverage
672 $40,886
Nonaccredited Training
12 $21,050
Education
24 $431

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
ELIQUIS

drug

$296K
XARELTO

drug

$280K
JAKAFI

drug

$159K
TREANDA

drug

$71,281
VELCADE

drug

$69,082
NPLATE

drug

$58,819
EMPLICITI

drug

$53,086
GRANIX

drug

$48,659
PRADAXA

drug

$44,254
FARYDAK

drug

$40,206
KYPROLIS

drug

$32,488
INJECTAFER

drug

$28,460
SPRYCEL

drug

$24,735
ZYDELIG

drug

$23,030
NINLARO

drug

$18,090
SOLIRIS

drug

$17,367
ISTODAX

drug

$16,759
SGN35

drug

$15,617
ADCETRIS

drug

$14,789
SUBSYS

drug

$13,266
WINRHO SDF

drug

$11,383
† 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/155275

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 13, 2014 $6,200

FARYDAK Consulting Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Aug 29, 2013 $5,500

VELCADE Promotional Speaking/Other Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PREVENTHIT, INCORPORATION
Oct 3, 2013 $5,500

VELCADE Promotional Speaking/Other Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PREVENTHIT, INCORPORATION
Dec 4, 2013 $5,500

VELCADE Promotional Speaking/Other Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PREVENTHIT, INCORPORATION
Feb 5, 2016 $5,500

NINLARO Promotional Speaking/Other Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 19, 2013 $5,500

VELCADE Promotional Speaking/Other Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PREVENTHIT, INCORPORATION
Sep 17, 2013 $5,500

VELCADE Promotional Speaking/Other Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PREVENTHIT, INCORPORATION
Jul 21, 2016 $5,060

JAKAFI Promotional Speaking/Other Incyte Corporation
Jun 24, 2015 $4,668

No Listed Product Consulting E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Apr 22, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Jun 24, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Apr 22, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
May 6, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Feb 27, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
May 13, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Sep 11, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Apr 17, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Mar 25, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Aug 19, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Jul 15, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, Inc.
Jul 1, 2015 $4,360

Xarelto Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc PreventHIT, 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/155275

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].