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/188462
  • 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/188462
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ANTHONY PEARSON

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
222 S WOODS MILL RD, STE 500 N, CHESTERFIELD, MO, 63017-3625

Payments: At a Glance

51

payments

$708

payment total

15

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
50 $705
Education
1 $3

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
XARELTO

drug

$257
BYSTOLIC

drug

$85
ELIQUIS

drug

$40
BRILINTA

drug

$38
LEXISCAN

drug

$37
CORLANOR

drug

$35
REPATHA

drug

$33
INVOKANA

drug

$30
CHANTIX

drug

$30
PRADAXA

drug

$29
MERLIN

device

$24
VIAGRA

drug

$22
ZONTIVITY

drug

$18
CARDIAC MONITORS - INSERTABLE

device

$16
LIFEVEST

device

$16
ENTRESTO

drug

$15
† 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
Jul 19, 2016 $24

Merlin Food and Beverage St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Mar 17, 2015 $22

Xarelto Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Apr 2, 2016 $22

Repatha Food and Beverage Amgen Inc.
Oct 8, 2015 $21

Lexiscan Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Apr 30, 2015 $21

Xarelto Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Feb 24, 2015 $20

BYSTOLIC Food and Beverage Actavis Pharma Inc
Jun 13, 2016 $19

BYSTOLIC Food and Beverage Allergan Inc.
Jun 30, 2014 $18

Xarelto Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jan 23, 2014 $18

ELIQUIS CHANTIX Food and Beverage Pfizer Inc.
Apr 5, 2016 $18

ZONTIVITY Food and Beverage Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Dec 2, 2014 $17

Xarelto Food and Beverage

Details: Related to product discussion

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jul 23, 2014 $16

Cardiac Monitors - Insertable Food and Beverage Medtronic Vascular, Inc.
Sep 19, 2013 $16

Xarelto Invokana Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jan 21, 2014 $16

Lexiscan Food and Beverage Astellas Pharma US Inc
Jun 8, 2015 $16

Xarelto Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Jul 7, 2016 $16

LifeVest Food and Beverage ZOLL Services LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LifeCor Corp)
May 24, 2016 $15

ENTRESTO Food and Beverage Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Dec 13, 2013 $15

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

Details: Informational Meal

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Nov 14, 2013 $15

PRADAXA Food and Beverage Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Mar 8, 2016 $14

PRADAXA Food and Beverage Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Apr 7, 2014 $14

Xarelto Invokana Food and Beverage Janssen Pharmaceuticals, 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/188462

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].