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/870655
  • 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/870655
If you spot an error, please let us know at [email protected]

JAMES KRUEGER

Listed Specialty: Dermatology
1230 YORK AVE, NEW YORK, NY, 10065-6307

Payments: At a Glance

264

payments

$392,512

payment total

29

companies paid this doctor

Types of Payments

Category Payments Payment Value
Consulting
46 $293K
Travel and Lodging
95 $70,743
Promotional Speaking/Other
18 $21,022
Food and Beverage
104 $7,331
Education
1 $4

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
XELJANZ

drug

$80,910
ZINBRYTA

drug

$49,129
STELARA

drug

$13,602
TALTZ

drug

$10,841
COSENTYX

drug

$9,597
ORENCIA

drug

$9,527
AIN457F

drug

$7,434
APREMILAST

drug

$7,256
GUSELKUMAB

drug

$6,044
HUMIRA

drug

$5,729
OTHER

drug

$5,205
CNTO 1275

drug

$5,082
AIN457A

drug

$4,587
ENBREL

drug

$2,400
NO PRODUCT DISCUSSED - IMMUNOLOGY

drug

$125
OTEZLA

drug

$92
PICATO

drug

$88
DUPILUMAB

drug

$83
DISEASE STATE

drug

$82
MIRVASO

drug

$34
† 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
Nov 21, 2016 $43,781

No Listed Product Consulting Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
Jun 28, 2016 $16,200

ZINBRYTA Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Apr 24, 2014 $14,400

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Dec 7, 2015 $14,250

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Jan 8, 2016 $12,825

ZINBRYTA Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Sep 1, 2016 $12,150

ZINBRYTA Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Oct 9, 2014 $11,704

XELJANZ Travel and Lodging Pfizer International LLC
Aug 1, 2014 $9,900

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Jan 20, 2015 $9,600

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Apr 28, 2014 $9,600

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Oct 15, 2014 $9,000

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Jan 15, 2014 $8,400

No Listed Product Consulting Biogen Idec Inc.
Apr 3, 2014 $7,563

No Listed Product Consulting SANOFI US SERVICES INC.
Oct 28, 2016 $6,930

AIN457F Travel and Lodging Novartis Pharma AG
May 9, 2016 $6,750

ZINBRYTA Consulting Biogen, Inc.
Nov 25, 2016 $6,536

No Listed Product Travel and Lodging UCB SA
Oct 29, 2015 $6,375

XELJANZ Consulting Pfizer International LLC JAMES GLENN KRUEGER MD
Oct 30, 2014 $6,000

XELJANZ Consulting Pfizer International LLC JAMES GLENN KRUEGER MD
Oct 4, 2016 $5,700

STELARA Consulting Janssen Biotech, Inc.
Oct 12, 2016 $5,700

GUSELKUMAB Consulting Janssen Global Services, LLC
Nov 5, 2013 $5,500

Apremilast Consulting Celgene Corporation

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/870655

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].