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/80059
  • 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/80059
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

EDWARD GOLDENBERG

Listed Specialty: Cardiovascular Disease
252 CHAPMAN ROAD, SUITE 150, NEWARK, DE, 19702

Payments: At a Glance

374

payments

$149,301

payment total

32

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Promotional Speaking/Other
59 $115K
Travel and Lodging
59 $11,297
Consulting
4 $8,629
Food and Beverage
241 $6,856
Honoraria
3 $6,300
Nonaccredited Training
1 $1,000
Education
7 $124

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
ZETIA

drug

$46,651
REPATHA

drug

$46,050
VASCEPA

drug

$15,850
PRALUENT

drug

$13,763
VYTORIN

drug

$13,758
PRALUENT (ALIROCUMAB) INJECTION

drug

$6,177
LIPTRUZET

drug

$2,222
GANIRELIX

drug

$2,171
NMR LIPOPROFILE TEST

drug

$1,011
CORLANOR

drug

$344
JUXTAPID

drug

$339
BRILINTA

drug

$311
ELIQUIS

drug

$263
LIVALO

drug

$194
XARELTO

drug

$141
LIFEVEST

device

$122
ENTRESTO

drug

$115
TACHYCARDIA SYSTEM

device

$112
OTHER

drug

$98
KYNAMRO

drug

$82
LOVAZA

drug

$82
† 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/80059

Payment Details

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Feb 22, 2016 $4,408

PRALUENT (alirocumab) Injection Promotional Speaking/Other Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Sep 25, 2015 $4,000

Repatha Promotional Speaking/Other Amgen Inc.
Aug 29, 2013 $3,800

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.
Nov 18, 2013 $3,800

No Listed Product Promotional Speaking/Other GlaxoSmithKline, LLC.
Jun 17, 2016 $3,600

Repatha Consulting Amgen Inc.
Jun 28, 2016 $3,000

Vascepa Promotional Speaking/Other Amarin Pharma Inc.
May 31, 2016 $3,000

Vascepa Promotional Speaking/Other Amarin Pharma Inc.
Nov 8, 2016 $3,000

Vascepa Promotional Speaking/Other Amarin Pharma Inc.
Aug 12, 2013 $2,500

Vascepa Honoraria Amarin Pharma Inc.
Dec 6, 2013 $2,500

Vascepa Honoraria Amarin Pharma Inc.
Apr 21, 2016 $2,132

PRALUENT Promotional Speaking/Other SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Aug 15, 2013 $2,113

No Listed Product Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Mar 26, 2015 $2,016

No Listed Product Consulting SANOFI-AVENTIS U.S. LLC
Oct 7, 2015 $2,000

Repatha Promotional Speaking/Other Amgen Inc.
Dec 10, 2013 $2,000

VYTORIN ZETIA GANIRELIX Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Jan 5, 2016 $2,000

Repatha Promotional Speaking/Other Amgen Inc.
Mar 15, 2016 $2,000

Repatha Promotional Speaking/Other Amgen Inc.
Apr 11, 2016 $2,000

Repatha Promotional Speaking/Other Amgen Inc.
Apr 7, 2014 $2,000

VYTORIN ZETIA LIPTRUZET Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
Feb 25, 2015 $2,000

VYTORIN ZETIA Promotional Speaking/Other Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation
May 11, 2016 $2,000

Repatha Promotional Speaking/Other Amgen 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/80059

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].