Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Fair Value Measurements (Details 1)

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Fair Value Measurements (Details 1) (USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Sep. 30, 2012
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Deferred acquisition payments, net of discount [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 9,752
Deferred acquisition payments, net of discount [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Deferred acquisition payments, net of discount [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Deferred acquisition payments, net of discount [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 9,752
US Treasury securities [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 14,997
US Treasury securities [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 14,997
US Treasury securities [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
US Treasury securities [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Forward contracts [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 59
Forward contracts [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Forward contracts [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 59
Forward contracts [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 50,933
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 31,653
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 36,640
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 12,253
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 2,040
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 31,653
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | CURNA contingent consideration [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 510
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | CURNA contingent consideration [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | CURNA contingent consideration [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | CURNA contingent consideration [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 510
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | OPKO Diagnostics contingent consideration [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 15,098
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | OPKO Diagnostics contingent consideration [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | OPKO Diagnostics contingent consideration [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | OPKO Diagnostics contingent consideration [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 15,098
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | FineTech contingent consideration [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 5,042
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | FineTech contingent consideration [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | FineTech contingent consideration [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | FineTech contingent consideration [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 5,042
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Farmadiet contingent consideration [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Farmadiet contingent consideration [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Farmadiet contingent consideration [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Liabilities:  
Total liabilities 1,251
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Money market funds [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 14,505
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Money market funds [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 14,505
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Money market funds [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Money market funds [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Certificates of deposit [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 10,423
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Certificates of deposit [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Certificates of deposit [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 10,423
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Certificates of deposit [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Common stock investments [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 7,138
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Common stock investments [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 7,138
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Common stock investments [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Common stock investments [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | BZNE Note and conversation feature [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 2,040
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | BZNE Note and conversation feature [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | BZNE Note and conversation feature [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | BZNE Note and conversation feature [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 2,040
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock options [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 1,293
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock options [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock options [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 1,293
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock options [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock warrants [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 478
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock warrants [Member] | Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets (Level 1) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets   
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock warrants [Member] | Significant other observable inputs (Level 2) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets 478
Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member] | Neovasc common stock warrants [Member] | Significant unobservable inputs (Level 3) [Member]
 
Assets:  
Total assets