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/183046
  • 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/183046
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

SUDHAKAR JONNALAGADDA

Listed Specialty: Gastroenterology
300 SHIRLEY AVE, DOUGLAS, GA, 31533-2332

Payments: At a Glance

180

payments

$83,723

payment total

22

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
32 $50,050
Travel and Lodging
19 $14,897
Consulting
5 $12,500
Food and Beverage
122 $4,226
Honoraria
1 $2,000
Education
1 $50

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
BREATHTEK

device

$28,141
HARVONI

drug

$25,582
LINZESS

drug

$17,423
VIBERZI

drug

$4,962
SOVALDI

drug

$3,202
FUSE FULL SPECTRUM ENDOSCOPY

device

$323
SUPREP

drug

$189
XARELTO

drug

$147
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT

drug

$125
SPIRIVA

drug

$125
VIEKIRA

drug

$121
REXULTI

drug

$100
ELIQUIS

drug

$100
TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES

device

$100
LINZESS 290 MCG

drug

$98
LINZESS 145 MCG

drug

$98
NEXIUM

drug

$93
AMITIZA

drug

$75
MODERIBA

drug

$64
ALINIA TABLETS 500MG 30 COUNT BOTTLE

drug

$56
OTHER

device

$50
† 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/183046

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 19, 2015 $3,000

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8041905 - 1075665 - 28022275;1075665;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Dec 11, 2013 $3,000

BREATHTEK Consulting Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Nov 7, 2013 $2,500

BREATHTEK Consulting Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Aug 26, 2014 $2,500

BREATHTEK Promotional Speaking/Other Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Sep 20, 2014 $2,500

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: 740941-1845312-mzamel20141217075831-108-mzamel20141217075831-108-108-Gilead Sciences-VRL

Gilead Sciences Inc
May 30, 2014 $2,500

BREATHTEK Promotional Speaking/Other Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Dec 1, 2015 $2,500

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8044900 - 1089487 - 28022275;1089487;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Oct 10, 2013 $2,500

BREATHTEK Consulting Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Oct 24, 2013 $2,500

BREATHTEK Consulting Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Sep 16, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8043160 - 1078621 - 28022275;1078621;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Feb 11, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8035412 - 1050137 - 28022275;1050137;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Mar 9, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8037804 - 1053470 - 28022275;1053470;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Jul 13, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8040967 - 1071832 - 28022275;1071832;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Jan 21, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8035411 - 1049253 - 28022275;1049253;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Feb 5, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8037215 - 1049476 - 28022275;1049476;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Mar 11, 2015 $2,500

Harvoni Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AHM;8037806 - 1053918 - 28022275;1053918;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Apr 7, 2014 $2,500

BREATHTEK Promotional Speaking/Other Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Sep 26, 2013 $2,000

BREATHTEK Consulting Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
May 17, 2014 $2,000

Sovaldi Honoraria

Details: 637571-1697346-mrichardson20140728142940-129-mrichardson20140728142940-129-129-Gilead Sciences-VRL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Aug 19, 2015 $1,661

Harvoni Travel and Lodging

Details: AHM;8041905 - 1747092 - 28022275;1747092;10752068;VPL

Gilead Sciences Inc
Nov 6, 2015 $1,500

VIBERZI LINZESS Promotional Speaking/Other Actavis Pharma Inc SUDHAKAR JONNALAGADDA

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/183046

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].