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

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  • 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/40663
  • 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/40663
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PETER COTTON

Listed Specialty: Gastroenterology
171 ASHLEY AVE, CHARLESTON, SC, 29425-0001

Payments: At a Glance

73

payments

$966,225

payment total

8

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Royalty or License
13 $891K
Consulting
20 $68,286
Travel and Lodging
15 $4,924
Food and Beverage
23 $1,422
Education
2 $180

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
ENDOSCOPY - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND

device

$629K
COOK MEDICAL ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND

device

$262K
CCPT COTTON CANNULATOME

device

$75,507
COTTON-LEUNG BILIARY STENT

device

$75,507
CANNULATOME II PC DOUBLE LUMEN SPHINCTEROTOME

device

$75,507
ENDOSCOPY PRODUCTS

device

$34,512
ENDOSCOPY

device

$20,486
NOT APPLICABLE

device

$14,397
OVERSTITCH AND OR LAPBAND AND OR ORBERA

device

$3,557
OVERSTITCH

device

$313
VIBERZI

drug

$300
BILIARY DEVICES

device

$113
REMICADE

drug

$60
OLYMPUS ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND SCOPES

device

$25
OLYMPUS BRONCHOSCOPES

device

$25
EVIS EXERA

device

$25
OER PRO ACCESSORIES

device

$25
OLYMPUS CAPITAL ACCESSORIES

device

$25
† 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
Oct 16, 2013 $75,507

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Cotton-Leung biliary Stent Cannulatome II PC Double Lumen Sphincterotome CCPT Cotton Cannulatome Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians' clinical expertise and our engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Peter Cotton, MD, made significant contributions to the design and development of biliary plastic stents and receives royalties for those contributions.

Wilson Cook Medical Incorporated
Jul 22, 2014 $72,486

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians' clinical expertise and our engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Peter Cotton, MD, made significant contributions to the design and development of biliary plastic stents and receives royalties for those contributions.

Cook Incorporated
Apr 24, 2014 $71,009

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians' clinical expertise and our engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Peter Cotton, MD, made significant contributions to the design and development of biliary plastic stents and receives royalties for those contributions.

Cook Incorporated
Jan 28, 2014 $70,775

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians' clinical expertise and our engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Peter Cotton, MD, made significant contributions to the design and development of biliary plastic stents and receives royalties for those contributions.

Cook Incorporated
Nov 3, 2014 $70,499

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians' clinical expertise and our engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Peter Cotton, MD, made significant contributions to the design and development of biliary plastic stents and receives royalties for those contributions.

Cook Incorporated
Jan 26, 2015 $68,038

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Physicians making significant contributions to the design and development of products receive royalties for such contribution.

Cook Incorporated
Oct 20, 2015 $67,765

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Physicians making significant contributions to the design and development of products receive royalties for such contribution.

Cook Incorporated
Jul 21, 2015 $67,083

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Physicians making significant contributions to the design and development of products receive royalties for such contribution.

Cook Incorporated
May 3, 2016 $66,613

Cook Medical Endoscopic Ultrasound Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to improved products and techniques.

Cook Incorporated
Jul 27, 2016 $66,399

Cook Medical Endoscopic Ultrasound Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to improved products and techniques.

Cook Incorporated
May 4, 2015 $66,008

Endoscopy - ENDOSCOPIC ULTRASOUND Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to new, improved products and techniques. Physicians making significant contributions to the design and development of products receive royalties for such contribution.

Cook Incorporated
Oct 25, 2016 $64,698

Cook Medical Endoscopic Ultrasound Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to improved products and techniques.

Cook Incorporated
Feb 5, 2016 $64,532

Cook Medical Endoscopic Ultrasound Royalty or License

Details: Cook Medical works closely with physician inventors to identify clinical challenges in current patient treatments. Bringing together the physicians clinical expertise and Cooks engineering and manufacturing knowledge leads to improved products and techniques.

Cook Incorporated
Jan 24, 2014 $10,960

Endoscopy Products Consulting Olympus Corporation of the Americas
May 29, 2014 $10,695

Endoscopy Products Consulting Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Mar 23, 2016 $10,048

Not Applicable Consulting Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Apr 20, 2015 $7,440

Endoscopy Products Consulting Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Nov 12, 2014 $4,400

Endoscopy Consulting

Details: This physician was chosen for his-her expertise and experience to provide consultation to internal Cook employees regarding topics that might include government policy, healthcare economics, translational research, reimbursement requirements, regulatory policy, or legislative initiatives. We follow safe harbor rules and pay consultants a fair market value for services provided.

Cook Incorporated
Oct 29, 2014 $4,200

Endoscopy Consulting

Details: This physician was chosen for his-her expertise and experience to provide consultation to internal Cook employees regarding topics that might include government policy, healthcare economics, translational research, reimbursement requirements, regulatory policy, or legislative initiatives. We follow safe harbor rules and pay consultants a fair market value for services provided.

Cook Incorporated
Apr 7, 2015 $4,000

Endoscopy Consulting

Details: This physician was chosen for their expertise and experience to provide consultation to internal Cook employees regarding topics that might include government policy, healthcare economics, translational research, reimbursement requirements, regulatory policy, or legislative initiatives. Cook follows safe harbor rules and pay consultants a fair market value for services provided.

Cook Incorporated
Nov 24, 2014 $3,000

Endoscopy Consulting

Details: This physician was chosen for his-her expertise and experience to provide consultation to internal Cook employees regarding topics that might include government policy, healthcare economics, translational research, reimbursement requirements, regulatory policy, or legislative initiatives. We follow safe harbor rules and pay consultants a fair market value for services provided.

Cook Incorporated

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/40663

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].