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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
LEONARD KLEIN

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled79

NILES

Illinois

MICHELLE POWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

MIAMI

Florida

JAINULABDEEN IFTHIKHARUDDIN MD

Hematology

Claims Filled78

ROCHESTER

New York

SUSAN LEVINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN PAUK M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled77

SEATTLE

Washington

GEORGE FLORAKIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled77

SCARSDALE

New York

STEVEN CHING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled77

ROCHESTER

New York

JOSE PRIETO M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

JOSEPH PIPERATO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

PATRICK STIFF MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled76

MAYWOOD

Illinois

JACK ROSS M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled76

HARTFORD

Connecticut

MARY DAVIDIAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled75

NEW WINDSOR

New York

WILLIAM OWEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SETH MESKIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled75

MILFORD

Connecticut

MIRIAM PINON RNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled75

BRONX

New York

KAY JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CATHERINE COLQUITT M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled74

FORT WORTH

Texas

MARK HONZEL M.D.

Claims Filled74

BEVERLY HILLS

California

CHARLES HARE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

SAN FRANCISCO

California

PETER WESTERVELT MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled74

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

VISHAL SETHI M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled74

BALTIMORE

Maryland

LYNDA BELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled73

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

SCOTT ROWLEY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled73

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

JOHN SHEPPARD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled73

NORFOLK

Virginia

DENISE WEAVER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled73

HOBART

Indiana