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/335769
  • 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/335769
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

RANJAN MALHOTRA

Listed Specialty: Ophthalmology
12990 MANCHESTER RD, STE 200, SAINT LOUIS, MO, 63131-1860

Payments: At a Glance

459

payments

$129,257

payment total

26

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
19 $40,300
Promotional Speaking/Other
20 $30,375
Food and Beverage
334 $17,369
Nonaccredited Training
8 $16,000
Travel and Lodging
71 $14,221
Honoraria
6 $10,950
Education
1 $42

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
RESTASIS

drug

$37,686
XIIDRA

drug

$17,120
PROLENSA

drug

$14,410
BROMSITE

drug

$10,248
LOTEMAX GEL

drug

$9,797
TEARLAB OSMOLARITY SYSTEM

device

$4,341
BEPREVE

drug

$2,350
BESIVANCE

drug

$2,179
TRULIGN TORIC

device

$1,989
CRYSTALENS

device

$1,723
SJO

device

$1,694
ENVISTA

device

$1,655
ISTENT TRABECULAR MICRO-BYPASS STENT SYSTEM

device

$1,305
STELLARIS PC

device

$1,057
RESCULA

drug

$1,000
AMNIOGUARD

drug

$839
AMNIOGRAFT

drug

$839
CATARACT EQUIPMENT

device

$787
HEALON VISCOELASTICS

device

$733
TECNIS 1-PIECE IOL

device

$733
TECNIS TORIC 1-PIECE IOL

device

$733
† 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/335769

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Sep 9, 2016 $8,000

XIIDRA Consulting Shire North American Group Inc
Oct 28, 2016 $6,900

Bromsite Honoraria Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. RPM Eye Education
Oct 21, 2016 $6,000

LOTEMAX GEL Consulting Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC RPM Eye Education, LLC
Sep 8, 2016 $5,500

XIIDRA Promotional Speaking/Other Shire North American Group Inc
Nov 20, 2015 $3,000

No Listed Product Consulting Shire North American Group Inc
Dec 20, 2013 $2,500

TearLab Osmolarity System Consulting TearLab Corp
Aug 4, 2015 $2,400

No Listed Product Consulting Allergan Inc.
Aug 26, 2014 $2,400

No Listed Product Consulting Allergan Inc.
Aug 8, 2016 $2,400

No Listed Product Consulting Allergan Inc.
Sep 30, 2016 $2,000

RESTASIS Promotional Speaking/Other Allergan Inc.
Apr 4, 2014 $2,000

BESIVANCE Nonaccredited Training Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Jul 18, 2014 $2,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Mar 27, 2014 $2,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Oct 17, 2014 $2,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Jul 18, 2014 $2,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Bausch and Lomb Inc.
Mar 4, 2016 $2,000

BEPREVE Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC RPM Eye Education
Apr 10, 2015 $2,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC RPM Eye Education
Sep 7, 2016 $2,000

RESTASIS Promotional Speaking/Other Allergan Inc.
Sep 7, 2016 $2,000

RESTASIS Promotional Speaking/Other Allergan Inc.
Mar 6, 2015 $2,000

PROLENSA Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC RPM Eye Education
Oct 20, 2015 $1,750

RESTASIS Promotional Speaking/Other Allergan 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/335769

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].