Top 50 Psychiatrists Paid by Pharmaceutical Companies

Top 50 Psychiatrists Paid by Pharmaceutical Companies

PsyCentral
John M Grohol PsyD

Who were the top 50 psychiatrists in the U.S. paid by the top seven pharmaceutical companies?

This past week, ProPublica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest, recently decided to answer that question by compiling a list of 384 physicians and health care providers who earned more than $100,000 total from one or more of the seven companies that have disclosed payments in 2009 and early 2010. Click here for the full list of 384 physicians.

We combed that list and found the top 50 psychiatry earners for the past two years (2009-2010). You can click on any name below to learn more about the physician.

According to an accompanying article to this data, ProPublic notes that “[p]ayments to doctors for promotional work are not illegal and can be beneficial. Strong relationships between pharmaceutical companies and physicians are critical to developing new and better treatments.” Perhaps, but for far too long, companies have used physicians as empty-headed mouthpieces for their marketing propaganda.

Transparency helps ensure these relationships are now out in the open, so that other docs and health care professionals know exactly what they’re getting when a doctor speaks to them about a particular drug’s benefits.

ProPublic also found some concerns in their overall analysis of this data, namely that some doctors on the list faced disciplinary action, and others had resumes that wouldn’t support their use as an “expert” in the field, discussing a company’s research in context of the entire research base.

Name U.S. State Gov’t Action Payments

Psychiatry

Ill.
Eli Lilly $125,073
AstraZeneca $61,200
J&J $14,663
Pfizer $3,000
$203,936

Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry

Mich.

Eli Lilly $108,281
AstraZeneca $43,300
GSK $40,250
J&J $9,236
$201,067

Psychiatry

Tenn.
Eli Lilly $121,659
AstraZeneca $45,000
Cephalon $16,850
Pfizer $16,566
$200,075

Psychiatry

Ga.
Eli Lilly $120,189
AstraZeneca $65,800
$185,989

Psychiatry

Calif.
Eli Lilly $130,494
AstraZeneca $53,400
J&J $1,981
$185,875

Psychiatry

Calif.
Issued probation and other requirements in 2010.
Eli Lilly $90,708
AstraZeneca $40,200
GSK $37,750
$168,658

Psychiatry; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Colo.
Eli Lilly $114,104
Cephalon $38,750
Pfizer $14,225
$167,079

Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Pain Medicine; Psychosomatic Medicine

Ohio
Eli Lilly $108,009
Pfizer $58,231
$166,240

Psychiatry

Fla.

Eli Lilly $101,950
GSK $61,000
AstraZeneca $1,800
$164,750

Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $95,194
AstraZeneca $48,650
GSK $20,250
$164,094

Psychiatry

Ind.
Eli Lilly $103,566
Cephalon $46,250
Pfizer $6,876
J&J $3,271
$159,963

Psychiatry

Utah
Eli Lilly $106,828
GSK $36,000
J&J $11,478
AstraZeneca $3,300
$157,606

Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $88,360
GSK $40,250
AstraZeneca $26,800
$155,410

Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Texas
Eli Lilly $85,271
GSK $23,000
Pfizer $20,273
AstraZeneca $14,600
Cephalon $6,500
J&J $5,547
$155,191

Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $127,914
AstraZeneca $18,700
Pfizer $7,683
GSK $410
$154,707

Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry

Mich.
Eli Lilly $91,551
GSK $42,500
AstraZeneca $15,300
J&J $2,600
Cephalon $1,250
$153,201

Psychiatry

Fla.
Eli Lilly $107,768
AstraZeneca $34,500
J&J $10,071
$152,339

Psychiatry

Ga.
Eli Lilly $118,071
AstraZeneca $20,300
GSK $7,750
J&J $3,456
$149,577

Psychiatry

N.C.
GSK $105,400
AstraZeneca $41,800
$147,200

Psychiatry

Texas
Cephalon $146,600
$146,600

Psychiatry

S.C.
Eli Lilly $108,084
Cephalon $38,500
$146,584

Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry

Utah
Eli Lilly $98,459
J&J $25,585
Pfizer $22,041
$146,085

Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $88,244
AstraZeneca $41,900
GSK $12,750
J&J $2,579
$145,473

Psychiatry

Ill.
Eli Lilly $93,728
AstraZeneca $50,850
$144,578

Psychiatry

Ariz.
Issued advisory letter in 2009.
Eli Lilly $117,977
AstraZeneca $22,800
J&J $2,125
$142,902

Psychiatry

Okla.
Eli Lilly $88,484
AstraZeneca $51,480
$139,964

Psychiatry

N.H.
Pfizer $89,721
AstraZeneca $48,900
$138,621

Psychiatry

Ohio
Eli Lilly $83,821
AstraZeneca $54,240
$138,061

Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry; Forensic Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry; Psychosomatic Medicine

Texas
Eli Lilly $115,413
AstraZeneca $13,200
J&J $5,787
Pfizer $3,223
$137,623

Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

N.H.

Eli Lilly $136,578
$136,578

Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Kan.

Eli Lilly $100,913
Pfizer $34,795
$135,708

Psychiatry; Psychosomatic Medicine

N.C.
Eli Lilly $100,030
AstraZeneca $34,800
$134,830

Psychiatry

Ky.
Eli Lilly $73,145
AstraZeneca $61,200
$134,345

Psychiatry

Tenn.

Eli Lilly $68,064
AstraZeneca $58,200
GSK $3,500
Pfizer $1,000
$130,764

Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $85,094
Pfizer $45,371
$130,465

Familty Medicine; Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Texas
Eli Lilly $89,507
AstraZeneca $40,410
$129,917

Psychiatry; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Minn.

Eli Lilly $89,284
AstraZeneca $35,700
Pfizer $3,432
$128,416

Psychiatry

S.D.
Eli Lilly $86,402
AstraZeneca $37,500
J&J $3,753
$127,655

Internal Medicine; Psychiatry

Ohio
Eli Lilly $127,638
$127,638

Psychiatry

D.C.
Eli Lilly $127,028
$127,028

Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry

Mo.
Eli Lilly $98,124
AstraZeneca $27,600
Pfizer $1,000
$126,724

Psychiatry

Tenn.
Eli Lilly $81,652
AstraZeneca $44,870
$126,522

Psychiatry

Calif.
Eli Lilly $125,478
$125,478

Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $94,177
GSK $21,250
Pfizer $9,819
$125,246

Psychiatry; Addiction Psychiatry; Geriatric Psychiatry

Mo.
Eli Lilly $85,678
AstraZeneca $36,000
J&J $1,605
Pfizer $1,169
$124,452

Psychiatry

Texas
Eli Lilly $91,627
Pfizer $32,415
$124,042

Psychiatry

Texas
Eli Lilly $96,509
Cephalon $26,700
$123,209

Psychiatry

Conn.
GSK $111,400
Merck $10,325
Pfizer $875
$122,600

Psychiatry

N.Y.
Eli Lilly $102,028
AstraZeneca $9,400
Cephalon $9,000
Pfizer $1,388
$121,816

Psychiatry

Ill.
Eli Lilly $70,182
AstraZeneca $46,680
Pfizer $4,500
$121,362

Read ProPublica’s article: Docs on Pharma Payroll Have Blemished Records, Limited Credentials

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