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/337339
  • 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/337339
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

HARRY BALIAN

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
660 W BROADWAY, GLENDALE, CA, 91204-1008

Payments: At a Glance

1,026

payments

$311,041

payment total

38

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
112 $240K
Travel and Lodging
132 $37,891
Food and Beverage
772 $26,610
Consulting
2 $6,255
Education
7 $195
Gift
1 $13

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

$182K
REPATHA

drug

$37,692
LEXISCAN

drug

$24,736
PRADAXA

drug

$17,706
CARDIAC RHYTHM MANAGEMENT

device

$14,765
RANEXA

drug

$11,831
ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY

device

$9,207
VASCULAR

device

$5,647
EFFIENT

drug

$4,098
CARDIOMEMS HF SYSTEM

device

$4,005
ATHERECTOMY DEVICE

device

$1,144
CORLANOR

drug

$919
EDWARDS SAPIEN 3 TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE

device

$629
LIFEVEST

device

$483
PERIPHERAL ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$450
CORONARY ORBITAL ATHERECTOMY SYSTEM

device

$450
IMPELLA

device

$431
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$394
SUPERA PERIPHERAL STENT SYSTEM

device

$385
TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM

device

$323
PACEMAKERS

device

$300
† 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/337339

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Mar 1, 2016 $4,250

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Dec 10, 2015 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Mar 30, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Feb 5, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 1, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jan 29, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 2, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Oct 8, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jul 8, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Dec 30, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
May 1, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 19, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 17, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jun 24, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jul 24, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Feb 5, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
May 19, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Feb 5, 2014 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Nov 1, 2015 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Nov 5, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 17, 2013 $3,700

BRILINTA Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

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/337339

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].