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Prescriber Checkup » VALACYCLOVIR

VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Also treats cold sores and chicken pox in children. This medicine will not cure herpes, but may prevent a breakout of herpes sores or blisters. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

186K
Medicare Part D Claims
$102M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 82,108 $10.1M
New York 78,479 $9.85M
Florida 64,470 $7.82M
Texas 50,000 $6.16M
Pennsylvania 47,852 $5.5M
North Carolina 35,801 $4.13M
Ohio 34,616 $3.87M
Illinois 29,883 $3.7M
Georgia 29,435 $3.24M
New Jersey 24,031 $2.93M
Michigan 23,285 $3.22M
Massachusetts 21,226 $2.58M
Tennessee 20,430 $2.37M
Missouri 18,817 $2.09M
Virginia 18,186 $2.15M
Alabama 16,873 $1.89M
Wisconsin 15,835 $1.85M
Washington 14,936 $1.83M
Minnesota 14,468 $1.78M
Louisiana 14,400 $1.49M
Kentucky 14,028 $1.52M
Arizona 13,809 $1.64M
South Carolina 13,255 $1.53M
Indiana 12,970 $1.43M
Maryland 12,938 $1.66M
Connecticut 12,210 $1.48M
Mississippi 10,458 $1.18M
Oregon 8,830 $1.02M
Colorado 8,812 $963K
Iowa 8,797 $961K
Arkansas 8,628 $978K
Oklahoma 8,223 $1.1M
West Virginia 6,883 $703K
Maine 6,424 $698K
Utah 5,299 $613K
Kansas 4,836 $507K
Nebraska 4,821 $497K
Idaho 4,431 $482K
Nevada 4,175 $515K
Puerto Rico 3,565 $383K
Rhode Island 3,558 $402K
New Hampshire 3,503 $385K
New Mexico 3,314 $430K
Montana 3,081 $327K
Hawaii 2,665 $331K
Delaware 2,403 $308K
South Dakota 1,975 $196K
Vermont 1,947 $239K
District of Columbia 1,822 $228K
North Dakota 1,405 $133K
Wyoming 1,148 $123K
Alaska 1,094 $126K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for VALACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD CHAMPLIN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled92

HOUSTON

Texas

FRANCO FELIZARTA MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled91

BAKERSFIELD

California

BARNES-JEWISH HOSPITAL

Claims Filled91

ST LOUIS

Missouri

JOSEPH CAPERNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

SAN DIEGO

California

RAVI VIJ MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled91

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GERALD GROSS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled90

FARGO

North Dakota

SIAN JONES MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled90

NEW YORK

New York

ALEJANDRO PEDROZO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled90

MIAMI

Florida

SARA ALLEN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled90

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CECILIA YOON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled90

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT HARGAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

CHICAGO

Illinois

SHARON MCGARRITY D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled89

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTOR MOORE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled89

PALM SPRINGS

California

EFRAIN GONZALEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

NEW YORK

New York

WEIHONG CHASE CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled89

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DAISY DE GUZMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

NEWARK

New Jersey

PHILLIP POULOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

ALBANY

Georgia

ADEL SULAIMAN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled88

BUFFALO

New York

THOMAS SIRRINE P.A.-C

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Health

Claims Filled87

PHOENIX

Arizona

TIMOTHY WEST MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled87

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

FRANK RHAME MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled86

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

STEVEN LEE M.D.

Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled85

LOS ANGELES

California

JIHAD SLIM MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled85

NEWARK

New Jersey

HELENA KWAKWA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARK WASSERMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled84

GRANITE CITY

Illinois