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/55769
  • 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/55769
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ALBERT RIZZO

Listed Specialty: Pulmonary Disease
4745 OGLETOWN STANTON RD, SUITE 220, NEWARK, DE, 19713-2067

Payments: At a Glance

206

payments

$130,487

payment total

16

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
49 $88,410
Travel and Lodging
52 $16,658
Consulting
5 $15,154
Food and Beverage
89 $5,226
Nonaccredited Training
1 $2,500
Honoraria
3 $2,450
Education
7 $89

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
SYMBICORT

drug

$58,122
DALIRESP

drug

$21,953
ESBRIET

drug

$19,568
TUDORZA

drug

$12,207
UTIBRON

drug

$10,164
XOLAIR

drug

$5,898
BEVESPI AEROSPHERE

drug

$3,821
SDG-IDD-ALLERGY

device

$3,383
OTHER

drug

$2,772
DULERA

drug

$2,428
OFEV

drug

$143
INTERVENTIONAL LUNG SOLUTIONS

device

$112
STIOLTO

drug

$112
NUCALA

drug

$99
BREO

drug

$99
ANORO

drug

$79
VIBATIV

drug

$65
XYREM

drug

$48
H.P. ACTHAR

drug

$44
ZEMAIRA

drug

$14
ELIQUIS

drug

$10
† 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/55769

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Aug 22, 2015 $6,095

UTIBRON Consulting NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Oct 15, 2013 $5,060

XOLAIR Promotional Speaking/Other Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
Aug 11, 2013 $3,350

SYMBICORT Consulting AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Aug 5, 2014 $3,350

SYMBICORT Consulting AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 19, 2015 $3,000

Esbriet Promotional Speaking/Other Genentech USA, Inc.
Feb 6, 2015 $3,000

Esbriet Promotional Speaking/Other Genentech USA, Inc.
Oct 21, 2015 $2,775

UTIBRON Promotional Speaking/Other NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION
Mar 30, 2016 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Jun 10, 2014 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Mar 10, 2016 $2,700

DALIRESP Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Oct 7, 2014 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Apr 19, 2015 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 28, 2015 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 28, 2015 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 30, 2014 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Oct 10, 2013 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Sep 30, 2014 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Apr 15, 2015 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Nov 26, 2014 $2,700

SYMBICORT Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Mar 14, 2016 $2,700

DALIRESP Promotional Speaking/Other

Details: Speaker Fee

AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Apr 23, 2015 $2,600

Esbriet Promotional Speaking/Other Genentech USA, 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/55769

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].