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Thursday, July 02, 2015

WARNING: Pharma Payments May Give You Worms!









I now have access to the database that shows exactly how many Doctors GSK paid in 2014. I'll be writing extensively about this over the coming weeks.

In the meantime, here's a doctor who, it appears, either has some sort of binge eating disorder or has a bad case of worms.

DR. ROGER ABRAHAMS





His specialty is Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians/Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease and he is based, according to the data, at 1265 Pineview Dr, Morgantown, WV 26505-2713

Here's what GSK gave him for his food and beverages.

**Note how particularly peckish Dr Abrahams was on May 3**


GlaxoSmithKline Payments
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
FOOD & BEVERAGE
1/27/2014
1/27/2014
2/25/2014
4/14/2014
4/21/2014
4/30/2014
5/2/2014
5/3/2014
5/3/2014
5/3/2014
5/3/2014
5/3/2014
5/4/2014
5/4/2014
5/4/2014
5/13/2014
6/6/2014
6/17/2014
6/17/2014
6/20/2014
7/28/2014
7/28/2014
8/11/2014
8/11/2014
8/18/2014
9/11/2014
12/2/2014
12/2/2014
12/11/2014
12/11/2014
$11.57
$1.20
$15.86
$13.05
$7.20
$23.85
$114.94
$17.73
$82.22
$60.81
$126.96
$15.71
$55.72
$49.37
$20.21
$93.40
$2.12
$1.03
$11.82
$47.85
$2.02
$9.58
$0.97
$8.56
$32.25
$13.85
$11.95
$2.85
$9.15
$0.43

And these were just payments from GSK.

Here's what AstraZeneca paid him. He, it appears, really pushed the boat out on May 5, spending a total of $372 on food and beverages. That's a fortnight's groceries to the likes of your average person.


AstraZeneca Payments
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
02/06/14
3/5/2014
3/5/2014
5/5/2014
5/5/2014
5/5/2014
5/5/2014
6/25/2014
12/18/2014
$14.99
$1.71
$14.16
$55.98
$135.00
$117.17
$63.91
$11.45
$14.67

Next we have Boehringer Ingelheim...


Boehringer Ingelheim Payments
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
1/16/2014
5/21/2014
9/16/2014
10/8/2014
10/12/2014
12/10/2014
12/10/2014
$3.72
$11.46
$12.01
$12.01
$9.03
$40.64
$9.01


The there was Forest Pharmaceuticals...


Forest Pharmaceuticals Payments
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
1/22/2014
2/10/2014
2/28/2014
3/26/2014
4/1/2014
4/7/2014
4/21/2014
5/8/2014
5/19/2014
6/9/2014
6/24/2014
7/14/2014
7/30/2014
9/5/2014
$11.72
$1.50
$9.30
$19.63
$15.97
$15.67
$1.78
$2.64
$5.60
$2.29
$1.92
$8.89
$7.28
$5.01

Just a couple of dining expenses from Genentech USA, Inc.

Food and Beverage - 7/30/2014 - $7.28 and 9/5/2014  - $5.01

Next up, Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc Payments
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
1/8/2014
5/14/2014
9/24/2014
10/20/2014
12/18/2014
$13.56
$12.90
$10.65
$11.65
$101.35

One from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation

Food and Beverage 11/19/2014 - $15.99

Mylan Specialty L.P. are next...

Food and Beverage 7/1/2014 - $17.58 and 7/1/2014 $1.76

Other minor one offs with other pharmaceutical companies, then Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc


Teva Pharmaceuticals USA, Inc Payments
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
Food and Beverage
3/20/2014
4/8/2014
5/13/2014
8/27/2014
10/9/2014
$10.35
$12.34
$15.51
$11.23
$13.54


Quite an appetite, I'm sure you'll agree.


Payments to Roger Abrahams didn't end there. He was also paid travel expenses and, as we shall see, for other miscellaneous activities.


TRAVEL & LODGING PAYMENTS

Before the integrity agreement was signed by GlaxoSmithKline in the recent $3 billion whisleblower lawsuit, Glaxo reps would often make payments for travel expenses. Blair Hamrick, who, along with others, blew the whistle on GSK, told me, "Back in the day, doctors were given the choice on one first class airfare, or could trade in for two coach tickets on these trips. They would always opt for two tickets and bring someone. After we filed they stopped doing that. " Blair also informed me that, "There was speculation that a lot of doctors would paddle their expenses, in as much as they would turn in receipts without actually buying anything, to get extra money."

On the subject of food and beverages Blair told me, "Back when we filed the case, Doctors would always bring spouses or guests. It was like a fully paid vacation. Right after the case was filed, they changed the rules to say that it was Doctors only. I don't know whether they are sticking to the rule or not these days."

This, in no way implies that Dr. Roger Abrahams was doing this. I just thought I'd give the reader some background into what Glaxo reps did and what the doctors, back then, chose to do.

Here's Dr Abraham's travel and lodging expenses.



AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging
05/04/14
5/4/2014
5/5/2014
5/5/2014
$408.30
$1,115.22
$51.91
$78.71

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Travel and Lodging
12/10/14
$1,116.70


GlaxoSmithKline
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging  
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging
Travel and Lodging
3/28/2014
5/2/2014
5/2/2014
5/4/2014
5/7/2014
8/20/2014
$529.50
$335.26
$44.00
$16.43
$25.76
$44.24


CONSULTING FEES PAID BY

Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

1/28/2014 $150.00
3/2/2014      $682.50
3/26/2014 $1,000.00
3/26/2014 $4,000.00

GlaxoSmithKline

8/18/2014 $300.00




As always, I've saved the best until last.

The following falls under the vague category of...

"Compensation for services other than consulting, including serving as faculty or as a speaker at a venue other than a continuing education program."


Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc. AND **Boehringer Ingelheim Pharma GmbH & Co.KG
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation**
Compensation**
Compensation**
Compensation**
Compensation**
12/15/2014
12/15/2014
12/15/2014
12/15/2014
12/15/2014
12/15/2014
12/15/2014
7/7/2014
7/10/2014
9/8/2014
10/20/2014
10/30/2014
$490.00
$4,321.00
$1,212.00
$1,461.00
$490.00
$1,461.00
$490.00
$188.31
$175.00
$521.86
$1,469.93
$562.00


GlaxoSmithKline
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
Compensation
05/05/14
6/4/2014
6/11/2014
6/17/2014
6/19/2014
9/15/2014
$1,300.00
$800.00
$800.00
$800.00
$1,300.00
$1,450.00


Over the coming weeks I'll be dissecting the database even more.


I'm now off for a sandwich... paid for by myself.


Bob Fiddaman.