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DOLLARS FOR DOCS: HOW INDUSTRY DOLLARS REACH YOUR DOCTORS

By Mike TigasRyann Grochowski JonesCharles Ornstein, and Lena Groeger, ProPublica. 

Pharmaceutical and medical device companies are required by law to release details of their payments to a variety of doctors and U.S. teaching hospitals for promotional talks, research and consulting, among other categories. Use this tool to search for general payments (excluding research and ownership interests) made from August 2013 to December 2018.

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This database was last updated in October 2019 and should only be used as a historical snapshot. Newer data is available at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments site.

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$12B

in disclosed payments

1,036,163

doctors

1,249

teaching hospitals

2,191

companies

Payments in 2018

Top 20 Companies

Click on a company to see how its payments break down by drug, device or doctor. Or, see all companies »

COMPANYPAYMENTS
GENENTECH, INC.$478M
ZIMMER BIOMET HOLDINGS, INC.$109M
STRYKER CORPORATION$91.9M
BOSTON SCIENTIFIC CORPORATION$82.2M
ALLERGAN INC.$73M
ARTHREX, INC.$70.3M
MEDTRONIC USA, INC.$66M
DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS LLC$61.7M
PFIZER INC.$48.9M
ASTRAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS LP$45M
ABBVIE, INC.$42.9M
AMGEN INC.$41.4M
INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.$39.8M
MEDICAL DEVICE BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.$39.1M
GILEAD SCIENCES INC$38.6M
MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.$37.9M
MERCK SHARP & DOHME CORPORATION$37.4M
GENZYME CORPORATION$35.2M
ABBOTT LABORATORIES$33.8M
NOVARTIS PHARMACEUTICALS CORPORATION$32.1M

Payments in Your State

Click on a state to see payments made to doctors there.

STATEPAYMENTS
California$306M
Texas$188M
New York$179M
Florida$150M
Pennsylvania$97.6M
Ohio$86.1M
Illinois$80.9M
North Carolina$74.1M
Tennessee$69M
Massachusetts$68.5M
Georgia$60.4M
Michigan$58M
Arizona$53.9M
Colorado$49.1M
Maryland$48.8M
Washington$48M
Missouri$46.7M
New Jersey$42.3M
Virginia$42.2M
Minnesota$38.5M
Indiana$32.4M
Connecticut$27.3M
Wisconsin$24.9M
Louisiana$23.9M
Kentucky$23.7M
Utah$23.3M
Alabama$20.4M
South Carolina$20.3M
North Dakota$18.6M
Nevada$18.5M
District of Columbia$14.5M
Oklahoma$14.3M
Oregon$13.8M
Iowa$11.3M
Kansas$10.6M
Mississippi$9.99M
Puerto Rico$8.18M
Arkansas$7.28M
Nebraska$6.83M
Rhode Island$6.6M
West Virginia$6.3M
Idaho$5.45M
New Hampshire$5.15M
South Dakota$5.12M
New Mexico$5.08M
Hawaii$4.29M
Delaware$3.81M
Maine$3.06M
Montana$1.61M
Vermont$1.45M
Alaska$1.08M
Wyoming$1.02M
Palau$520K
Armed Forces Pacific$57,415
Armed Forces Europe$33,097
Guam$13,425
Virgin Islands$10,159
Armed Forces Americas$1,215
Northern Mariana Islands$157
Micronesia$60

Highest-Earning Doctors

NAMELOCATIONPAYMENTS
KEVIN FOLEYNeurological SurgeryMEMPHIS, TN$29M
STEPHEN BURKHARTOrthopaedic SurgerySAN ANTONIO, TX$25.9M
TSONTCHO IANCHULEVOphthalmologySAN MATEO, CA$20.7M
WILLIAM BINDERPlastic Surgery Within the Head and NeckBEVERLY HILLS, CA$16.7M
WILLIAM NOYESRadiation OncologyGRAND FORKS, ND$15.8M
GAIL LEBOVICPlastic and Reconstructive SurgeryDALLAS, TX$10.5M
LEO HOPKINSNeurological SurgeryBUFFALO, NY$9.45M
NEAL ELATTRACHESports MedicineLOS ANGELES, CA$7.81M
CHARLES DECOOKFamily MedicineCUMMING, GA$7.46M
GARY CARRDentist, EndodonticsSAN DIEGO, CA$6.25M

Doctors Paid the Most Often

NAMELOCATIONPAYMENTS
RAKESH JAINPsychiatryLAKE JACKSON, TX1,140
JASON KELLOGGPsychiatryIRVINE, CA961
ROBERT BUSCHEndocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismALBANY, NY926
ANDREW BLUMENFELDNeurologyCARLSBAD, CA878
MITCHELL SORSBYEndocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismPLANO, TX867
GUSTAVO ALVAPsychiatryCOSTA MESA, CA866
STEVE FORDANEndocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismDALLAS, TX782
ARVINDER PAL WALIAPsychiatryAUSTIN, TX763
JOSELITO CABACCANEndocrinology, Diabetes & MetabolismSAN JOSE, CA758
SANJAY CHABRARheumatologyEL PASO, TX750
LESLIE CITROMEPsychiatryPOMONA, NY747
RICHARD KHALILFamily MedicineYONKERS, NY746
MICHAEL MEASOMPsychiatrySLC, UT741
AARON BROADWELLRheumatologySHREVEPORT, LA740
GREGG FRIEDMANPsychiatryHALLANDALE BEACH, FL734
ANTHONY TURKIEWICZRheumatologyBIRMINGHAM, AL732
CORY RUBINClinical & Laboratory Dermatological ImmunologyANN ARBOR, MI722
PAUL YAMAUCHIDermatologySANTA MONICA, CA720
MATTHEW BUDOFFCardiovascular DiseaseTORRANCE, CA715
NIKU SINGHPsychiatryFALLS CHURCH, VA715

Teaching Hospitals Paid the Most Often

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HOSPITALPAYMENTS
HOSPITAL OF THE UNIV OF PENNA805
CLEVELAND CLINIC HOSPITAL738
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA HOSP & CLINICS693
RONALD REAGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER551
EMORY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL543
LANGLEY PORTER PSYCHIATRIC HOSPTIAL489
UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON MED CTR484
FLORIDA HOSPITAL484
UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA HOSPITAL464
UT MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER458
CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER446
THE METHODIST HOSPITAL426
RUSH UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER414
BRIGHAM AND WOMENS HOSPITAL400
UCI MEDICAL CENTER389
MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL363
OHSU HOSPITAL AND CLINICS345
DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE340
STRONG MEMORIAL HOSPITAL337
UNIV OF MI HOSPITALS & HLTH CTRS332

Top 10 Drugs

Includes all general payments to doctors and teaching hospitals.

PRODUCTPAYMENTS
RITUXAN$53.6M
HERCEPTIN$34.7M
AVASTIN$31.2M
XIFAXAN$24.6M
OCREVUS$24.4M
BOTOX$23.3M
ACTEMRA$22.2M
XOLAIR$21.5M
PERJETA$20.1M
LUCENTIS$18.9M

Top 10 Devices

Includes all general payments to doctors and teaching hospitals.

PRODUCTPAYMENTS
GENERAL THERAPIES$44.9M
DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM$39.8M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS SPEEDBRIDGE COMPOSITE ANCHORS$37.9M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS PUSHLOCKS COMPOSITE ANCHORS$33.9M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS SWIVELOCKS PEEK ANCHORS$33.8M
SHOULDER IMPLANTS SWIVELOCKS COMPOSITE ANCHORS$33.8M
ATTUNE$29.3M
MILOOP$25.5M
DISTAL EXTREMITIES IMPLANTS SOFT TISSUE ACHILLES$23.1M
ACCOLADE$21.4M

Source: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Open Payments data.

Additional reporting, design & development by Ken SchwenckeMoiz Syed, Madi Alexander, Al ShawAnnie Waldman, Tobin Asher, Eric SagaraJeremy B. MerrillDan Nguyen, and Sisi WeiPharmacybuildinghospital and first aid icons from The Noun Project.

Note: We have made some effort to normalize the data and eliminate duplicates, but the 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 drugs@propublica.org.

This site includes data published by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services on June 28, 2019.

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