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Acquisitions, Investments, and Licenses - Schedule of Consolidated Assets and Non-Recourse Liabilities (Details)

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Acquisitions, Investments, and Licenses - Schedule of Consolidated Assets and Non-Recourse Liabilities (Details) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Dec. 31, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents $ 96,907us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue [1] $ 185,798us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue [1] $ 27,361us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue $ 71,516us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
Accounts receivable, net 19,969us-gaap_AccountsReceivableNetCurrent [1] 19,767us-gaap_AccountsReceivableNetCurrent [1]    
Inventory, net 16,604us-gaap_InventoryNet [1] 18,079us-gaap_InventoryNet [1]    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 9,389us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent [1] 19,084us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent [1]    
Total current assets 142,869us-gaap_AssetsCurrent [1] 242,728us-gaap_AssetsCurrent [1]    
Property, plant and equipment, net 16,411us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet [1] 17,027us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet [1]    
Intangible assets, net 62,649us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet [1] 74,533us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet [1]    
Goodwill 224,292us-gaap_Goodwill [1] 226,373us-gaap_Goodwill [1] 80,450us-gaap_Goodwill  
Other assets 5,838us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent [1] 6,861us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent [1]    
Total assets 1,267,664us-gaap_Assets [1] 1,391,516us-gaap_Assets [1]    
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable 8,744us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent [1] 13,414us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent [1]    
Accrued expenses 60,912us-gaap_AccruedLiabilitiesCurrent [1] 65,874us-gaap_AccruedLiabilitiesCurrent [1]    
Total current liabilities 83,111us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent [1] 91,850us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent [1]    
Other long-term liabilities 217,358us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent [1] 214,775us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent [1]    
Total liabilities 431,923us-gaap_Liabilities [1] 518,537us-gaap_Liabilities [1]    
SciVac | Variable Interest Entity, Primary Beneficiary        
Current assets:        
Cash and cash equivalents 393us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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= opk_SciVacMember
/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
2us-gaap_CashAndCashEquivalentsAtCarryingValue
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= opk_SciVacMember
/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Accounts receivable, net 316us-gaap_AccountsReceivableNetCurrent
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
283us-gaap_AccountsReceivableNetCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= opk_SciVacMember
/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Inventory, net 1,649us-gaap_InventoryNet
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
1,696us-gaap_InventoryNet
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
= opk_SciVacMember
/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 718us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
218us-gaap_PrepaidExpenseAndOtherAssetsCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Total current assets 3,076us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
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2,199us-gaap_AssetsCurrent
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,725us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
1,374us-gaap_PropertyPlantAndEquipmentNet
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= opk_SciVacMember
/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Intangible assets, net 875us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
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1,111us-gaap_FiniteLivedIntangibleAssetsNet
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Goodwill 1,553us-gaap_Goodwill
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= opk_SciVacMember
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
1,821us-gaap_Goodwill
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Other assets 384us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
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261us-gaap_OtherAssetsNoncurrent
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
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Total assets 7,613us-gaap_Assets
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6,766us-gaap_Assets
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Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable 445us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
1,136us-gaap_AccountsPayableCurrent
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Accrued expenses 4,446us-gaap_AccruedLiabilitiesCurrent
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
6,498us-gaap_AccruedLiabilitiesCurrent
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Notes payable 5,189us-gaap_NotesPayableCurrent
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1,537us-gaap_NotesPayableCurrent
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Total current liabilities 10,080us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
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= opk_SciVacMember
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
9,171us-gaap_LiabilitiesCurrent
/ dei_LegalEntityAxis
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Other long-term liabilities 2,042us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
1,240us-gaap_OtherLiabilitiesNoncurrent
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/ us-gaap_VariableInterestEntitiesByClassificationOfEntityAxis
= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
   
Total liabilities $ 12,122us-gaap_Liabilities
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= us-gaap_VariableInterestEntityPrimaryBeneficiaryMember
$ 10,411us-gaap_Liabilities
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[1] As of December 31, 2014 and December 31, 2013, total assets include $7.6 million and $6.7 million, respectively, and total liabilities include $12.1 million and $10.4 million, respectively, related to SciVac, previously known as SciGen (I.L.) Ltd, a consolidated variable interest entity. SciVac’s consolidated assets are owned by SciVac and SciVac’s consolidated liabilities have no recourse against us. Refer to Note 4.