Medical companies give millions to Iowa doctors, hospitals

By Chris Essig, Chelsea Keenan

UPDATED: July 1, 2016

This website provides a snapshot of the payments pharmaceutical and medical device companies made to doctors and hospitals in Iowa between 2013 and 2015. Companies are required by law to release details of their payments for promotional talks, consulting, research and royalty agreements among other items to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The lists below show the companies that spent the most in Iowa and how they spent it.

Note: This site was updated on July 1, 2016 to include new data released by CMS.

Companies that gave the most money

1. DePuy Synthes Products LLC (MA)


2. Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (NJ)


3. Amgen Inc. (CA)


4. Eli Lilly and Company (IN)


5. Pfizer Inc. (NY)


Largest sums of money paid by companies

1. Incyte Corporation (DE)

$660,312 to unlisted physician for research

2. Incyte Corporation (DE)

$660,303 to unlisted physician for research

3. Eli Lilly and Company (IN)

$601,758 to unlisted physician for research

4. Genentech, Inc. (CA)

$508,031 to the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinic for research

5. DePuy Synthes Products LLC (MA)

$452,454 to Dr. John Callaghan

Fields of practice that received the most money

1. Medical Doctor


2. Doctor of Dentistry


3. Doctor of Osteopathy


4. Doctor of Podiatric Medicine


5. Doctor of Optometry


Highest-paid doctors in Iowa

The database below shows all doctors in Iowa who were paid $500 or more between 2013 and 2015. Click on a doctor's name for more information on the individual payments they received.

Note: General payments include all non-research and non-ownership payments, including food and beverage, royalties, consulting fees, travel fees, and gifts. Research payments are made in connection with a research agreement or for research purposes.