Spot­light on po­ten­tial con­flicts

Ten high­est-pre­scrib­ing Medi­care physi­cians who took at least $5,000 in gen­eral pay­ments from re­lated drug com­pa­nies in 2013

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● Cost/drug pre­scribed ■ Pay­ments re­ceived/com­pany

Dr. Gavin Awer­buch, Sag­i­naw, Mich.

● $6.4 mil­lion worth of Sub­sys

■ $56,068 from In­sys Ther­a­peu­tics

Dr. David Siegel, Hack­en­sack, N.J.

● $5.6 mil­lion worth of Revlimid

■ $7,674 from Cel­gene Corp.

Dr. Val­lerie McLaugh­lin, Ann Arbor, Mich.

● $4.8 mil­lion worth of Tr­a­cleer

■ $40,491 from Acte­lion Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

Dr. Ben Thrower, At­lanta

● $3.7 mil­lion worth of Co­pax­one

■ $7,759 from Teva Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals USA

Dr. Peter En­gel, Cincin­nati

● $2.9 mil­lion worth of Tr­a­cleer

■ $18,718 from Acte­lion Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

Dr. John McConnell, Louisville, Ky.

● $2.9 mil­lion worth of Tr­a­cleer

■ $29,554 from Acte­lion Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

Dr. Fer­nando Tor­res, Dal­las

● $2.6 mil­lion worth of Tr­a­cleer

■ $41,570 from Acte­lion Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals

Dr. Jonathan Calk­wood, Golden Val­ley, Minn.

● $2.5 mil­lion worth of Co­pax­one

■ $8,550 from Teva Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals USA

Dr. Brian Steingo, Pom­pano Beach, Fla.

● $2.4 mil­lion worth of Co­pax­one

■ $8,168 from Teva Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals USA

Dr. Robert Vescio, Los An­ge­les

● $2.1 mil­lion worth of Revlimid

■ $46,038 from Cel­gene Corp.

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