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/26146
  • 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/26146
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

PAUL MULLIN

Listed Specialty: Neurology
525 E 68TH ST, K-619, NEW YORK, NY, 10065-4870

Payments: At a Glance

743

payments

$464,232

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
127 $240K
Travel and Lodging
307 $99,812
Honoraria
72 $99,731
Food and Beverage
234 $17,266
Consulting
3 $7,706

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
APTIOM

drug

$293K
ONFI

drug

$130K
VIMPAT

drug

$41,158
QUDEXY XR TOPIRAMATE EXTENDED RELEASE CAPSULES

drug

$82
FYCOMPA

drug

$41
RELISTOR

drug

$24
QUTENZA

drug

$23
BRIVIACT

drug

$22
ENTYVIO

drug

$21
XIAFLEX

drug

$18
AVEED

drug

$18
TESTOPEL

drug

$18
DIVALPROEX SODIUM DELAYED RELEASE TABLETS USP

drug

$17
LAMOTRIGINE TABLETS USP

drug

$17
TOPIRAMATE

drug

$17
BUTRANS

drug

$16
HYSINGLA ER

drug

$16
BANZEL

drug

$15
SPRITAM

drug

$14
† 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
Dec 3, 2014 $5,000

Aptiom Consulting Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
May 1, 2014 $4,200

Aptiom Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Jan 6, 2015 $3,500

Vimpat Promotional Speaking/Other UCB, Inc.
Jun 30, 2016 $3,150

ONFI Honoraria Lundbeck LLC
Jan 26, 2016 $3,025

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Feb 17, 2016 $3,025

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Sep 24, 2015 $3,025

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
May 13, 2015 $3,025

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Mar 10, 2015 $3,025

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nov 18, 2014 $3,000

Vimpat Promotional Speaking/Other UCB, Inc.
Jan 6, 2015 $3,000

Vimpat Promotional Speaking/Other UCB, Inc.
Nov 12, 2014 $3,000

Vimpat Promotional Speaking/Other UCB, Inc.
Jan 6, 2015 $3,000

Vimpat Promotional Speaking/Other UCB, Inc.
Jul 30, 2015 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Mar 10, 2016 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Jan 27, 2016 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Nov 6, 2014 $2,500

Vimpat Consulting UCB, Inc.
Jan 28, 2016 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Mar 24, 2016 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Feb 4, 2016 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Feb 19, 2016 $2,500

APTIOM Promotional Speaking/Other Sunovion 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/26146

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].