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/70135
  • 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/70135
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

ASHLEY GROUP

Listed Specialty: Dermatology
301 UNIVERSITY BLVD, 4.112 MCCULLOUGH BUILDING, GALVESTON, TX, 77555-0783

Payments: At a Glance

21

payments

$1,371

payment total

12

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Food and Beverage
20 $1,331
Education
1 $41

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
HUMIRA

drug

$591
EPIDUO FORTE

drug

$166
SOOLANTRA

drug

$126
ORACEA

drug

$126
ENBREL

drug

$114
APLIGRAF

device

$110
SANTYL

drug

$107
ZELBORAF

drug

$100
SYLATRON

drug

$44
NAFTIN

drug

$41
ONMEL

drug

$41
BLANCHE

drug

$41
TACLONEX

drug

$28
SOLODYN

drug

$20
MD - BLOOD SCREENING

device

$16
CLOBEX

drug

$14
† 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
Sep 30, 2016 $126

EPIDUO FORTE SOOLANTRA ORACEA Food and Beverage Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Feb 27, 2014 $125

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Jan 10, 2014 $119

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Sep 8, 2016 $118

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Mar 23, 2014 $114

Enbrel Food and Beverage Amgen Inc.
Nov 4, 2016 $110

Apligraf Food and Beverage Organogenesis Inc.
Dec 18, 2013 $108

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
May 5, 2016 $107

Santyl Food and Beverage Smith & Nephew, Inc.
May 18, 2016 $100

Zelboraf Food and Beverage Genentech USA, Inc.
Sep 6, 2013 $100

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Aug 19, 2014 $44

SYLATRON Food and Beverage Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Mar 20, 2015 $41

Naftin Onmel Blanche Food and Beverage Merz North America, Inc.
Nov 4, 2016 $41

EPIDUO FORTE Education

Details: US

Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Jun 1, 2014 $21

No Listed Product Food and Beverage Mission Pharmacal Company
Mar 4, 2014 $20

SOLODYN Food and Beverage Valeant Pharmaceuticals North America LLC
Sep 27, 2013 $16

MD - Blood Screening Food and Beverage Roche Diagnostics Corporation
Oct 18, 2013 $15

TACLONEX Food and Beverage LEO Pharma Inc.
Aug 2, 2013 $14

CLOBEX Food and Beverage Galderma Laboratories, L.P.
Sep 6, 2013 $13

TACLONEX Food and Beverage LEO Pharma Inc.
May 16, 2014 $12

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, Inc.
Sep 13, 2013 $10

Humira Food and Beverage AbbVie, 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/70135

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].