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/266150
  • 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/266150
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JOHN FOX

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
10 UNION SQ E, BIMC DEPT OF HEART INSTITUTES, NEW YORK, NY, 10003-3314

Payments: At a Glance

133

payments

$22,215

payment total

18

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
7 $14,800
Food and Beverage
112 $4,576
Travel and Lodging
13 $1,840
Consulting
1 $1,000

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
BRILINTA

drug

$17,389
IFR

device

$1,461
VASCULAR

device

$640
IMPELLA

device

$554
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$269
ATHERECTOMY DEVICE

device

$261
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$216
XARELTO

drug

$160
TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM

device

$148
GENERAL - BALLOON CATHETERS

device

$143
ABSORB

device

$139
RANEXA

drug

$125
EFFIENT

drug

$124
TURBOHAWK

device

$123
ELIQUIS

drug

$94
SAMSCA

drug

$92
ANGIOSCULPT

drug

$63
PRADAXA

drug

$57
HEART VALVES

device

$40
STENTS

device

$35
VASCULAR ACCESS

device

$24
† 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/266150

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 16, 2014 $3,750

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jul 21, 2015 $2,150

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Apr 28, 2015 $2,150

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Apr 7, 2015 $2,150

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Dec 8, 2014 $2,150

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Dec 11, 2014 $2,150

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
May 8, 2014 $1,000

iFR Consulting Volcano Corporation
Jul 31, 2014 $850

BRILINTA Travel and Lodging

Details: Speaker Expenses

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Feb 3, 2015 $300

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Apr 17, 2014 $180

iFR Travel and Lodging Volcano Corporation
May 20, 2014 $169

Vascular Food and Beverage St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Jul 31, 2014 $168

BRILINTA Travel and Lodging

Details: Speaker Expenses

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
May 19, 2015 $148

TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM Food and Beverage Boston Scientific Corporation
Mar 17, 2015 $146

Impella Food and Beverage ABIOMED
Jul 7, 2016 $143

GENERAL - BALLOON CATHETERS Food and Beverage BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION
Jan 30, 2015 $143

Atherectomy Device Food and Beverage Cardiovascular Systems Inc.
Dec 9, 2016 $139

Absorb Travel and Lodging

Details: AV AV null 20170120 0002 AV null 20170120 0002 0047

Abbott Laboratories
Mar 11, 2015 $138

Cardiac Rhythm Management Vascular Food and Beverage St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Dec 29, 2014 $130

Cardiac Rhythm Management Vascular Food and Beverage St. Jude Medical, Inc.
Apr 25, 2014 $128

iFR Travel and Lodging Volcano Corporation
Apr 9, 2015 $125

BRILINTA Food and Beverage

Details: Speaker Expenses

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

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/266150

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].