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/343548
  • 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/343548
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

RICKY HSU

Listed Specialty:
352 7TH AVE, RM 1205, NEW YORK, NY, 10001-5411

Payments: At a Glance

1,703

payments

$735,902

payment total

43

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
231 $455K
Travel and Lodging
345 $115K
Consulting
41 $95,318
Food and Beverage
1,047 $37,975
Honoraria
22 $31,787
Education
16 $536
Gift
1 $11

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
PREZISTA

drug

$163K
ISENTRESS

drug

$76,262
COBICISTAT

drug

$66,675
GENVOYA

drug

$53,003
TIVICAY

drug

$50,122
EGRIFTA

drug

$48,182
TRIUMEQ

drug

$34,969
REYATAZ

drug

$21,273
STRIBILD

drug

$20,149
ODEFSEY

drug

$20,066
ANDROGEL

drug

$13,684
CROFELEMER

drug

$12,874
PREZCOBIX

drug

$8,357
SOVALDI

drug

$7,613
FULYZAQ

drug

$7,086
VASCEPA

drug

$6,172
SEROSTIM

drug

$5,881
SELZENTRY

drug

$4,257
SYNDROS

drug

$4,169
OLYSIO

drug

$4,108
EDURANT

drug

$3,835
† 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/343548

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Feb 11, 2015 $6,500

Prezista Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Program

Janssen Products, LP Ricky Hsu, MD, PC
Mar 13, 2015 $6,500

Prezista Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Products, LP Ricky Hsu, MD, PC
Apr 15, 2015 $6,500

Prezista Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Products, LP Ricky Hsu, MD, PC
Apr 15, 2015 $6,500

Prezista Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Products, LP Ricky Hsu, MD, PC
Dec 15, 2014 $4,950

TRIUMEQ Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Dec 13, 2016 $4,950

TRIUMEQ Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Jul 30, 2015 $4,950

No Listed Product Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Aug 3, 2016 $4,950

TRIUMEQ Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Nov 11, 2015 $4,950

TIVICAY Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Mar 3, 2016 $4,950

No Listed Product Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Sep 25, 2015 $4,950

No Listed Product Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Mar 4, 2015 $4,950

No Listed Product Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company
Jun 6, 2014 $3,600

Serostim Consulting EMD Serono, Inc. RICKY K. HSU, MD, PC
Nov 25, 2015 $3,325

PREZCOBIX Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Program

Janssen Biotech, Inc. Ricky K Hsu MD PC
Apr 19, 2016 $3,060

Odefsey Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: ;GS0001RO2P;AHM;8049623 - 1104248 - 20327742;1104248;10005011;NPPES

Gilead Sciences Inc Ricky K Hsu, MD, PC
Oct 11, 2016 $3,060

Genvoya Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: ;GS0001UDEH;AHM;8053711 - 1118027 - 20327742;1118027;10005011;NPPES

Gilead Sciences Inc Ricky K Hsu, MD, PC
Feb 18, 2015 $3,000

Prezista Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker program

Janssen Products, LP Ricky Hsu, MD, PC
Jul 24, 2015 $3,000

Prezista COBICISTAT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Program

Janssen Products, LP Ricky Hsu, MD, PC
Jun 15, 2015 $3,000

Prezista Consulting Janssen Products, LP Ricky K Hsu, MD, PC
Jul 16, 2016 $3,000

Syndros Consulting INSYS Therapeutics Inc
Dec 19, 2013 $3,000

TIVICAY Consulting ViiV Healthcare Company

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/343548

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].