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/20469
  • 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/20469
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

DANIEL BANDARI

Listed Specialty: Neurology
3900 W COAST HWY, SUITE 330, NEWPORT BEACH, CA, 92663-4091

Payments: At a Glance

2,250

payments

$1,803,097

payment total

33

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
453 $1.17M
Honoraria
102 $243K
Consulting
40 $208K
Travel and Lodging
744 $144K
Food and Beverage
899 $33,449
Education
10 $430
Gift
2 $49

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
COPAXONE

drug

$551K
AUBAGIO

drug

$356K
REBIF

drug

$175K
TECFIDERA

drug

$156K
PLEGRIDY

drug

$109K
H.P. ACTHAR

drug

$100K
LEMTRADA

drug

$94,126
TYSABRI

drug

$70,932
AMPYRA

drug

$42,408
BOTOX

drug

$30,518
ZINBRYTA

drug

$20,461
AVONEX

drug

$7,843
DISEASE STATE

drug

$7,442
ALEMTUZUMAB

drug

$6,432
OTHER

drug

$5,639
CONZIP 100MG

drug

$500
RELPAX

drug

$146
PRISTIQ

drug

$146
GRALISE

drug

$131
GILENYA

drug

$117
ZIPSOR

drug

$86
† 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/20469

Payment Details

= Disputed Payment

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Jul 7, 2015 $15,000

COPAXONE Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Oct 6, 2014 $10,450

PLEGRIDY Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen Idec Inc.
Mar 26, 2015 $10,213

PLEGRIDY Consulting Biogen, Inc. Ms Center Of California
Oct 8, 2015 $9,975

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc. Ms Center Of California
Apr 24, 2014 $9,975

PLEGRIDY Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Feb 20, 2014 $9,263

TYSABRI Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Oct 31, 2013 $9,240

TYSABRI Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen Idec Inc.
Sep 18, 2014 $8,788

PLEGRIDY Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
May 1, 2014 $8,788

TECFIDERA Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
May 19, 2014 $8,550

TECFIDERA Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen Idec Inc.
Oct 26, 2015 $8,550

TECFIDERA Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen, Inc.
Apr 28, 2014 $8,550

TYSABRI Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen Idec Inc.
Mar 17, 2014 $8,550

TECFIDERA Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen Idec Inc.
Nov 4, 2016 $8,228

AUBAGIO Consulting GENZYME CORPORATION
Jan 23, 2015 $7,500

COPAXONE Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Jan 23, 2015 $7,500

COPAXONE Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Aug 13, 2014 $7,500

COPAXONE Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
May 7, 2015 $7,363

PLEGRIDY Consulting Biogen, Inc. Ms Center Of California
Nov 3, 2016 $7,125

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc. MS Center Of California
May 4, 2015 $7,125

TECFIDERA Promotional Speaking/Other Biogen, Inc.
Sep 1, 2016 $7,125

ZINBRYTA Consulting Biogen, Inc. MS Center Of California

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/20469

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].