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In 2016 the 54 biggest pharma companies in Germany published their payments to doctors and other health care professionals and organisations from the last year. Read the background article

Known top money-receiving doctors
Hans-Christoph Diener 200.193,64 €
Jürgen Rockstroh 148.413,95 €
Michael Albrecht Nauck 123.165,79 €
Thomas Forst 99.973,96 €
Mathias Mäurer 95.686,21 €
Top paying companies
Novartis Pharma GmbH 91.051.745,76 €
Merck KGaA 55.871.612,84 €
Roche Pharma AG 46.348.985,00 €
Bayer AG 33.582.514,76 €
MSD Sharp & Dohme GmbH 31.152.720,03 €


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Pharma companies pay doctors to observe how well patients tolerate certain drugs. These ”observational studies” are useless for science. But doctors receive 669 Euro on average – per patient. This database shows for the first time the scope of these studies – and which drugs are pushed the most. Read this for more

Top drugs by study patients
Eliquis 125,000 patients
Dotarem 96,677 patients
Xenetix 94,765 patients
MultiHance 57,130 patients
Typhoral 50,000 patients

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