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/341777
  • 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/341777
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

STEPHEN PEROUTKA

Listed Specialty: Neurology
26339 VALLEY VIEW AVE, CARMEL, CA, 93923-9102

Payments: At a Glance

20

payments

$60,199

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Grant
4 $33,160
Consulting
8 $24,875
Travel and Lodging
3 $1,583
Food and Beverage
5 $581

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
ZOMIG

drug

$33,160
ZORVOLEX 35MG

drug

$13,041
NUEDEXTA

drug

$10,560
† 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

All payments are displayed, the largest appearing on top.

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 14, 2013 $9,680

ZOMIG Grant Impax Laboratories, Inc.
Sep 18, 2013 $8,800

ZOMIG Grant Impax Laboratories, Inc.
Nov 13, 2013 $7,800

ZOMIG Grant Impax Laboratories, Inc.
Oct 16, 2013 $6,880

ZOMIG Grant Impax Laboratories, Inc.
Oct 10, 2013 $6,400

Zorvolex 35mg Consulting Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Apr 24, 2014 $5,950

Nuedexta Consulting Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Jul 10, 2014 $3,728

Nuedexta Consulting Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Aug 31, 2013 $2,850

Zorvolex 35mg Consulting Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sep 30, 2013 $2,125

No Listed Product Consulting Acorda Therapeutics, Inc
Sep 30, 2013 $1,750

Zorvolex 35mg Consulting Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Jun 17, 2016 $1,313

No Listed Product Consulting Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Oct 10, 2013 $1,018

Zorvolex 35mg Travel and Lodging Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sep 5, 2014 $760

Nuedexta Consulting Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 5, 2013 $390

Zorvolex 35mg Travel and Lodging Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sep 5, 2013 $212

Zorvolex 35mg Food and Beverage Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sep 5, 2013 $176

Zorvolex 35mg Travel and Lodging Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sep 5, 2013 $173

Zorvolex 35mg Food and Beverage Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Oct 10, 2013 $72

Zorvolex 35mg Food and Beverage Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC
Sep 12, 2013 $62

Nuedexta Food and Beverage Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 12, 2013 $62

Nuedexta Food and Beverage Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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].