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/263853
  • 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/263853
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ANTHONY IORIO

Listed Specialty: Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine
188 TITICUS RD, NORTH SALEM, NY, 10560-2701

Payments: At a Glance

585

payments

$212,540

payment total

30

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
46 $90,025
Travel and Lodging
211 $42,388
Nonaccredited Training
12 $25,930
Honoraria
17 $21,664
Food and Beverage
279 $16,680
Consulting
10 $15,725
Education
2 $82
Gift
8 $48

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
REGRANEX

drug

$106K
JUBLIA

drug

$30,128
LUZU

drug

$16,134
ATHERECTOMY DEVICE

device

$13,816
SANTYL

drug

$13,229
PERIPHERAL ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$8,293
CORONARY ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$7,409
BENSAL HP

drug

$6,496
VASCULAR

device

$5,840
ONE PIECE OSTOMY POUCH

device

$4,109
BIO OSTEOVATION

drug

$2,436
HYDROFERA BLUE

device

$2,388
ENDOFORM

device

$2,388
INFINITY

device

$2,080
EXOGEN

device

$1,545
SMALL BONE ORTHOPEDICS-EXTREMILOCK FOOT

device

$1,543
SILVERSEAL

device

$972
SORBION SACHET S

device

$960
BILAYER WOUND MATRIX (BWM)

device

$923
IDRT

device

$923
THERABOND 3D

device

$853
† 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/263853

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 8, 2014 $5,000

JUBLIA LUZU BENSAL HP Promotional Speaking/Other Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC NEW YORK COLLEGE OF PODIATRIC MEDICINE
Jul 11, 2014 $4,109

One piece Ostomy pouch Honoraria Hollister Incorporated
Mar 7, 2016 $4,000

Coronary Orbital Atherectomy System Peripheral Orbital Atherectomy System Nonaccredited Training Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Dec 18, 2015 $3,000

JUBLIA Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Aug 27, 2015 $3,000

JUBLIA Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
May 1, 2015 $3,000

JUBLIA Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Jul 20, 2015 $3,000

JUBLIA Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Aug 26, 2014 $2,925

JUBLIA LUZU Consulting Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Dec 24, 2014 $2,300

Vascular Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AV AV 10669432 20150111 0024 AV 10669432 20150111 0024 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Mar 23, 2015 $2,300

Vascular Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: AV AV 10380625 20150411 0074 AV 10380625 20150411 0074 0001

Abbott Laboratories
Oct 22, 2014 $2,214

No Listed Product Honoraria Hollister Incorporated
Oct 3, 2016 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Oct 19, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 14, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jun 19, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jul 6, 2016 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 7, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 14, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Apr 24, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jul 27, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, Inc.
Jun 19, 2015 $2,200

Regranex Promotional Speaking/Other Smith & Nephew, 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/263853

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].