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Fair Value Measurements - Assets And Liabilities Measured At Fair Value (Details)

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Fair Value Measurements - Assets And Liabilities Measured At Fair Value (Details) (Fair Value, Measurements, Recurring [Member], USD $)
In Thousands, unless otherwise specified
Jun. 30, 2014
Dec. 31, 2013
Level 1 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets $ 116,449 $ 174,492
Level 2 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 6,807 13,015
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 55  
Level 3 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets    0
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 125,878 178,160
Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 123,256 187,507
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 125,933 178,160
Embedded conversion option | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 52,964 101,087
Embedded conversion option | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 52,964 101,087
Forward Contracts [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 55  
Forward Contracts [Member] | Level 2 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 55  
Deferred acquisition payments, net of discount [Member] | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 0 5,465
Deferred acquisition payments, net of discount [Member] | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 0 5,465
Contingent consideration [Member] | CURNA | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 598 573
Contingent consideration [Member] | CURNA | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 598 573
Contingent consideration [Member] | OPKO Diagnostics | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 14,174 13,776
Contingent consideration [Member] | OPKO Diagnostics | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 14,174 13,776
Contingent consideration [Member] | FineTech | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities   3,124
Contingent consideration [Member] | FineTech | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities   3,124
Contingent consideration [Member] | OPKO Renal [Member] | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 56,470 53,092
Contingent consideration [Member] | OPKO Renal [Member] | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 56,470 53,092
Contingent consideration [Member] | OPKO Spain | Level 3 [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 1,672 1,043
Contingent consideration [Member] | OPKO Spain | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Liabilities:    
Total liabilities 1,672 1,043
Money market funds | Level 1 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 112,546 168,418
Money market funds | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 112,546 168,418
Certificates of deposit
   
Assets:    
Total assets 827  
Certificates of deposit | Level 2 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 827 827
Certificates of deposit | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets   827
Notes Receivable [Member] | Level 2 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets   6,151
Notes Receivable [Member] | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets   6,151
Common stock investments, available for sale | Level 1 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 3,903 6,074
Common stock investments, available for sale | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 3,903 6,074
Common stock options/warrants | Level 2 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 5,980 5,988
Common stock options/warrants | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets 5,980 5,988
Forward Contracts [Member] | Level 2 [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets   49
Forward Contracts [Member] | Estimate of Fair Value Measurement [Member]
   
Assets:    
Total assets   $ 49