We’ve Updated Dollars for Docs. Here’s What’s New.

Today we’ve updated our Dollars for Docs interactive database, adding an additional year of data and some new features that make it easier to see how much money your physician receives from pharmaceutical and medical device companies.
Dollars for Docs now includes payments made from August 2013 through December 2015.Pharma Compliance Digital CRM Marketing Transparence DMOS Dollars for docs USA small We’ve Updated Dollars for Docs. Here’s What’s New.
Two full years of the data gives us the chance to compare year over year. Although spending by companies stayed constant, the numbers are nevertheless huge.
Companies made about $2 billion in general payments to 618,000 physicians each year, in addition to another $600 million a year to teaching hospitals. General payments cover promotional speaking, consulting, meals, travel, gifts and royalties, but not research. The specific doctors who received payments changed quite a bit from 2014 to 2015; a quarter of doctors who received a payment in 2015 didn’t receive one in 2014, and vice versa.

To read the article by Ryann Grochowski Jones, Mike Tigas and Charles Ornstein

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