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/598903
  • 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/598903
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

MICHAEL BROWN

Listed Specialty: Gastroenterology
1725 W HARRISON ST, SUITE 207, CHICAGO, IL, 60612-3841

Payments: At a Glance

91

payments

$32,412

payment total

16

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Nonaccredited Training
4 $14,250
Education
1 $7,613
Promotional Speaking/Other
2 $4,500
Honoraria
2 $2,400
Consulting
1 $2,040
Food and Beverage
79 $1,466
Travel and Lodging
2 $143

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
XIFAXAN

drug

$14,616
EVIS EXERA

device

$7,613
OLYMPUS CAPITAL ACCESSORIES

device

$7,613
SCOPEGUIDE

device

$7,613
ENDOCUFF DEVICES

device

$7,613
LINZESS

drug

$4,608
AMITIZA

drug

$2,088
MOVIPREP

drug

$1,271
OSMOPREP

drug

$1,200
LINZESS 290 MCG

drug

$232
LINZESS 145 MCG

drug

$232
ENTYVIO

drug

$197
PREPOPIK

drug

$165
VIBERZI

drug

$136
HUMIRA

drug

$83
CREON

drug

$67
LIALDA

drug

$50
PENTASA

drug

$50
XIFAXANIBSD

drug

$42
ENDOSCOPY PRODUCTS

device

$30
MULTAQ

drug

$22
† 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/598903

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Mar 23, 2016 $7,613

EVIS EXERA Olympus Capital Accessories Endocuff Devices ScopeGuide Education Olympus Corporation of the Americas
Oct 28, 2015 $5,250

XIFAXAN Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Dec 4, 2015 $3,000

XIFAXAN Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Nov 11, 2015 $3,000

XIFAXAN Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Dec 21, 2015 $3,000

XIFAXAN Nonaccredited Training Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Nov 6, 2013 $2,500

LINZESS Promotional Speaking/Other FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Aug 8, 2013 $2,040

Amitiza Consulting Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.
Nov 13, 2013 $2,000

LINZESS Promotional Speaking/Other FOREST PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Sep 3, 2013 $1,200

Moviprep Honoraria Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd
Sep 3, 2013 $1,200

OsmoPrep Honoraria Salix Pharmaceuticals, Ltd
Oct 21, 2015 $129

XIFAXAN Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Nov 20, 2015 $125

XIFAXAN Travel and Lodging Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Aug 15, 2013 $117

LINZESS 145 mcg LINZESS 290 mcg Food and Beverage Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Oct 24, 2013 $116

LINZESS 145 mcg LINZESS 290 mcg Food and Beverage Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc
Dec 9, 2015 $81

XIFAXAN Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Sep 3, 2014 $81

PREPOPIK Food and Beverage Ferring Pharmaceuticals Inc.
May 28, 2015 $23

Entyvio Food and Beverage Takeda Pharmaceuticals America, Inc.
Jun 28, 2016 $23

XIFAXANIBSD Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
May 13, 2016 $22

MULTAQ Food and Beverage SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Feb 14, 2014 $22

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Dec 16, 2016 $21

LINZESS VIBERZI Food and Beverage Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, 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/598903

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].