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.
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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/298138
  • 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/298138
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

LAWRENCE STEINMAN

Listed Specialty: Neurology
300 PASTEUR DR, STANFORD, CA, 94305-2200

Payments: At a Glance

187

payments

$530,106

payment total

21

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
51 $398K
Travel and Lodging
63 $57,477
Promotional Speaking/Other
13 $44,510
Honoraria
6 $25,800
Food and Beverage
53 $4,057
Gift
1 $47

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
PROCYSBI

drug

$253K
HYQVIA

drug

$56,689
COPAXONE

drug

$36,781
OTEZLA

drug

$13,774
GILENYA

drug

$8,987
OZANIMOD

drug

$5,932
H.P. ACTHAR

drug

$5,167
AVONEX

drug

$2,224
LEMTRADA

drug

$2,109
BIOTHERAPEUTICS - GAMMAGARD-KIOVIG

drug

$663
REBIF

drug

$501
TECFIDERA

drug

$164
TYSABRI

drug

$79
COSENTYX

drug

$13
† 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
Aug 26, 2014 $53,125

HyQvia Consulting

Details: Hylenex with Insulin

Halozyme Inc
May 31, 2016 $50,400

PROCYSBI Consulting Horizon Orphan LLC
Jul 1, 2014 $31,242

PROCYSBI Consulting

Details: July-Sept Consulting Services

Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Jul 17, 2015 $28,216

PROCYSBI Consulting Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Apr 13, 2015 $28,017

PROCYSBI Consulting Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Jan 21, 2015 $26,522

PROCYSBI Consulting Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Jan 20, 2016 $24,850

PROCYSBI Consulting Horizon Orphan LLC
Dec 18, 2015 $24,500

PROCYSBI Consulting Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Apr 1, 2014 $24,150

PROCYSBI Consulting

Details: April - June Consulting Services

Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Aug 25, 2016 $16,000

No Listed Product Consulting Celgene Corporation
Dec 1, 2013 $12,500

PROCYSBI Consulting Raptor Pharmaceuticals
Jul 21, 2016 $12,000

No Listed Product Consulting Celgene Corporation
Jun 13, 2015 $11,800

COPAXONE Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Jul 15, 2016 $9,484

Otezla Travel and Lodging Celgene Corporation
Jul 21, 2016 $8,547

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Takeda Pharmaceutical Company, Limited
Jun 6, 2014 $7,872

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics S.r.l.
Oct 11, 2014 $7,300

COPAXONE Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Apr 17, 2015 $7,000

COPAXONE Consulting Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc.
Feb 5, 2016 $5,950

No Listed Product Consulting Amgen Inc.
Aug 25, 2016 $5,426

Ozanimod Consulting Celgene Corporation
Oct 24, 2014 $5,000

COPAXONE Honoraria Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, 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/298138

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].