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/210955
  • 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/210955
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PAUL AISEN

Listed Specialty: Neurology
200 WEST ARBOR DR MC 0949, UCSD MEDICAL CENTER, SAN DIEGO, CA, 92103-0949

Payments: At a Glance

87

payments

$34,251

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
11 $25,213
Travel and Lodging
23 $6,160
Food and Beverage
53 $2,878

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
OTHER

drug

$9,610
ABT 126

drug

$2,475
MK-8931

drug

$963
JNJ-54861911

drug

$22
† 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
Jun 3, 2015 $5,525

other Consulting

Details: Provided as part of a research engagement.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Sep 10, 2015 $5,225

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Mar 5, 2015 $3,800

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Nov 12, 2013 $3,000

OTHER Consulting F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG
Sep 29, 2016 $1,603

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: Provided as part of a research engagement.

Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Dec 19, 2013 $1,600

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Feb 19, 2016 $1,425

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Feb 3, 2014 $1,350

ABT 126 Consulting AbbVie, Inc.
Jul 24, 2014 $1,200

No Listed Product Consulting Amgen Inc.
Apr 29, 2014 $1,125

ABT 126 Consulting

Details: Clinical Investigation on New Product

AbbVie, Inc.
Dec 27, 2013 $700

MK-8931 Consulting Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Nov 11, 2016 $530

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: Non-covered Product

Biogen, Inc.
Jun 26, 2014 $395

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: LODGING EXPENSES RELATED TO A RESEARCH RELATED MEETING WHICH MAY HAVE LASTED MULTIPLE DAYS

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY
Nov 11, 2016 $377

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: Non-covered Product

Biogen, Inc.
Oct 12, 2014 $345

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Biogen Idec Inc.
Apr 8, 2016 $342

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: Non-covered Product

Biogen, Inc.
Jun 16, 2015 $315

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: TRAVEL EXPENSES RELATED TO RESEARCH

Eli Lilly and Company
Dec 6, 2016 $309

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Pfizer Inc.
Dec 18, 2013 $263

MK-8931 Consulting Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Feb 11, 2015 $239

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Biogen, Inc.
Sep 29, 2016 $237

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging

Details: Provided as part of a research engagement.

Merck Sharp & Dohme 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/210955

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].