Here's how billions of industry dollars are flowing through these 5 drug, device companies

ProPublica put together a database to track pharmaceutical and medical device companies' payments to physicians and U.S. teaching hospitals for talks, research and consulting from August 2013 to December 2016.

In that timeframe, $9.15 billion in disclosed payments were made to 904,922 physicians, 1,216 teaching hospitals and 2,005 companies.

Here is a breakdown of the top five companies paying physicians, hospitals and other organizations:

1. Genetech

  • Total number of payments made: 15,494 totalling $1.08 billion
  • Total number of physicians receiving payments: 4,822
  • Top paid products:
    • Rituxan ($180 million)
    • Herceptin ($116 million)
    • Avastin ($115 million)
  • Top paid teaching hospitals:
    • Durante, Calif.-based City of Hope National Medical Center ($1.01 billion)
    • Houston-based University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center ($1.45 million)
    • Denver-based National Jewish Health ($1.72 million)

2.Zimmer Biomet Holdings

  • Total number of payments made: 197,671 totalling $306 million
  • Total number of physicians receiving payments: 46,889
  • Top paid products:
    • Hips ($87.9 million)
    • Knees ($48.4 million)
    • Product portfolio ($29.6 million)
  • Top paid teaching hospitals:
    • Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital ($66 million)
    • Rochester, Minn.-based Mayo Clinic Hospital ($843,000)
    • Florence, S.C.-based McLeod Regional Medical Center ($439,000)

3. Depuy Synthes Products

  • Total number of payments made: 6,989 totalling $238 million
  • Total number of physicians receiving payments: 619
  • Top paid products:
    • Orthopedics ($51.6 million)
    • Orthopaedics ($41.2 million)
    • Spine ($31.9 million)
  • Top paid teaching hospitals:
    • New York City-based Hospital for Special Surgery ($73,125)
    • Seattle-based Harborview Medical Center ($69,540)
    • University of Rochester (N.Y.) ($59,250)

4. Stryker Corp.

  • Total number of payments made: 297,124 totalling $217 million
  • Total number of physicians receiving payments: 39,140
  • Top paid products:
    • Knees ($64.1 million)
    • Hips ($60.9 million)
    • Triathlon ($22.9 million)
  • Top paid teaching hospitals:
    • Durham, N.C.-based Duke University Hospital ($760 million)
    • Boston-based Massachusetts General Hospital ($6.36 million)
    • Columbia-based University of Missouri Health Care ($423,000)

5. Astrazeneca Pharmaceuticals

  • Total number of payments made: 2.579 million  totalling $189 million
  • Total number of physicians receiving payments: 177,263
  • Top paid products:
    • Bydureon ($46.9 million)
    • Brilinta ($39.2 million)
    • Symbicort ($22.4 million)
  • Top paid teaching hospitals:
    • Denver-based National Jewish Health ($549,000)
    • Bronx, N.Y.-based Montefiore Medical Center ($391,000)
    • Ann Arbor-based University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers ($353,000)

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