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 2014. 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: propub.li/participate-d4d

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/287283
  • Some doctors are happy to discuss this information with you. Others might not be. The best approach is to ask questions and to not 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/287283
If you spot an error, please let us know at drugs@propublica.org.

VLADIMIR MALETIC

Listed Specialty:
108 BELFREY DR, GREER, SC, 29650-3647

Payments: At a Glance

1,004

payments

$841,342

payment total

Rank: 1 out of doctors in this specialty and state

11

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
187 $381K
Consulting
68 $166K
Travel and Lodging
451 $152K
Honoraria
61 $127K
Food and Beverage
234 $14,380
Education
3 $54

Drugs & Devices

Totals listed below account for all payments from August 2013 to December 2015 that mention this product. If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products.

Product Name Product Type Payments
Brintellix

drug

$289K
NUVIGIL

drug

$203K
Latuda

drug

$192K
REXULTI

drug

$69,680
CYMBALTA

drug

$25,204
OTHER

drug

$12,560
BREXPIPRAZOLE

drug

$8,431
BELSOMRA

drug

$7,328
ABILIFY MAINTENA

drug

$2,138
ADASUVE

drug

$112
ABILIFY

drug

$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.

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Oct 9, 2015 $14,238

BRINTELLIX Travel and Lodging H. Lundbeck A S
Apr 19, 2014 $10,579

CYMBALTA Travel and Lodging Eli Lilly and Company
Dec 10, 2013 $8,505

Brintellix Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Vladimir Maletic MD PA
Jun 23, 2015 $8,122

BRINTELLIX Travel and Lodging H. Lundbeck A S
Dec 11, 2014 $6,720

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Jul 23, 2015 $6,584

BRINTELLIX Honoraria H. Lundbeck A S
Nov 14, 2013 $6,345

Brintellix Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Oct 9, 2015 $5,865

BRINTELLIX Honoraria H. Lundbeck A S
Dec 6, 2013 $5,405

Brintellix Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Sep 12, 2013 $5,000

No Listed Product Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Sep 1, 2013 $4,875

No Listed Product Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Jun 28, 2014 $4,614

Brintellix Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Vladimir Maletic, MD, PA
Jun 5, 2014 $4,500

CYMBALTA Consulting

Details: THE REPORTED PAYMENT REFLECTS THE AMOUNT PROVIDED TO A THIRD PARTY EMPLOYER OR INSTITUTION IN CONNECTION WITH SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE COVERED RECIPIENT. LILLY DOES NOT KNOW HOW MUCH, IF ANY, OF THIS AMOUNT WAS ACTUALLY RECEIVED BY THE COVERED RECIPIENT.

Lilly USA, LLC VLADIMIR MALETIC, MD, PA
Sep 24, 2013 $4,330

No Listed Product Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Vladimir Maletic, MD, PA
Apr 17, 2014 $4,205

Brintellix Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. Vladimir Maletic, MD, PA
May 21, 2015 $4,200

BREXPIPRAZOLE Consulting Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
May 19, 2015 $3,555

BRINTELLIX Promotional Speaking/Other Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Vladimir Maletic MD PA
Aug 11, 2014 $3,555

BRINTELLIX Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Vladmir Maletic MD PA
Aug 11, 2014 $3,555

BRINTELLIX Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Vladmir Maletic MD PA
May 29, 2015 $3,555

BRINTELLIX Promotional Speaking/Other Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Vladimir Maletic MD PA
Jul 1, 2014 $3,555

BRINTELLIX Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc. Vladmir Maletic MD PA

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/287283

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 drugs@propublica.org.