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/162914
  • 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/162914
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

WILLIAM LONG

Listed Specialty: Orthopaedic Surgery
260 E 66TH ST, NEW YORK, NY, 10065-9196

Payments: At a Glance

209

payments

$266,855

payment total

21

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
22 $136K
Promotional Speaking/Other
23 $75,510
Travel and Lodging
60 $29,578
Nonaccredited Training
2 $15,625
Food and Beverage
101 $8,327
Education
1 $1,512

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
EXPAREL

drug

$146K
BALANCED KNEE SYSTEM REVISION

device

$56,796
DENOVO NT

drug

$8,625
AQUACEL

device

$8,587
AQUACEL AG

device

$8,346
ELIQUIS

drug

$6,553
KNEES

device

$4,301
BKS REVISION

device

$2,700
XARELTO

drug

$2,400
ALL ARTHREX PRODUCT LINES

device

$1,512
ZORVOLEX

drug

$1,291
RECOTHROM

drug

$811
VAC ULTA

device

$800
BALANCED KNEE SYSTEM TRIMAX

device

$469
GENERAL K2M PRODUCT DISCUSSION

device

$266
EXTREMITIES

device

$211
OTHER RECON

device

$206
ADVANCED ENERGY HEMOSTATIC DEVICE

device

$205
MOBI C

device

$142
ACTIVAC

device

$131
SILVERCEL

device

$131
† 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/162914

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Nov 9, 2015 $31,952

EXPAREL Consulting

Details: Jan-15

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
May 21, 2015 $21,000

Balanced Knee System Revision Consulting ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Nov 16, 2015 $13,250

Balanced Knee System Revision Consulting ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Jun 23, 2016 $12,000

No Listed Product Nonaccredited Training ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Mar 23, 2015 $10,750

Balanced Knee System Revision Consulting ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Aug 27, 2013 $8,625

DeNovo NT Consulting

Details: Fee for Service, pursuant to a written contract, in the context of providing bona fide consulting services to Zimmer.

Zimmer Holding Inc
Aug 2, 2016 $7,410

AQUACEL AG Consulting Convatec Inc.
Jan 12, 2016 $6,630

AQUACEL Consulting Convatec Inc.
Nov 19, 2013 $6,125

ELIQUIS Consulting E.R. Squibb & Sons, L.L.C.
Jun 16, 2016 $6,120

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Apr 14, 2016 $6,120

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Apr 22, 2016 $6,120

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Apr 13, 2015 $5,912

EXPAREL Consulting

Details: 31

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Oct 24, 2013 $5,000

Exparel Consulting Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Apr 11, 2016 $5,000

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Oct 9, 2016 $4,800

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Dec 17, 2015 $4,680

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 1

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Dec 30, 2015 $4,680

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 9

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Dec 30, 2015 $4,680

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 0

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Oct 29, 2015 $4,680

EXPAREL Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 0

Pacira Pharmaceuticals Incorporated
Aug 18, 2014 $4,000

BALANCED KNEE SYSTEM REVISION Consulting ORTHO DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

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/162914

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].