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Prescriber Checkup » NAPROXEN SODIUM

NAPROXEN SODIUM

Prescription naproxen is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), juvenile arthritis (a form of joint disease in children), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Prescription naproxen tablets, extended-release tablets, and suspension are also used to relieve shoulder pain caused by bursitis (inflammation of a fluid-filled sac in the shoulder joint), tendinitis (inflammation of the tissue that connects muscle to bone), gouty arthritis (attacks of joint pain caused by a build-up of certain substances in the joints), and pain from other causes, including menstrual pain (pain that happens before or during a menstrual period). Nonprescription naproxen is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild pain from headaches, muscle aches, arthritis, menstrual periods, the common cold, toothaches, and backaches. Naproxen is in a class of medications called NSAIDs. It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

104K
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.08M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 35,541 $343K
Florida 13,059 $178K
Texas 11,783 $178K
New York 10,573 $157K
Michigan 10,101 $174K
Pennsylvania 9,134 $145K
Tennessee 8,099 $121K
California 7,921 $169K
Alabama 7,857 $107K
Missouri 7,073 $107K
North Carolina 6,700 $99.6K
Ohio 6,311 $99.2K
Illinois 5,925 $88.6K
Louisiana 5,812 $79.8K
Mississippi 5,783 $76.9K
Georgia 5,432 $80.8K
Indiana 4,991 $86.8K
New Jersey 4,938 $60.6K
South Carolina 4,391 $57.7K
Virginia 3,915 $59.2K
Massachusetts 3,478 $49.8K
Kentucky 2,665 $43.1K
Wisconsin 2,537 $42.9K
Arizona 2,364 $38.3K
Washington 2,340 $43.5K
Arkansas 2,314 $33.6K
Minnesota 2,181 $34.7K
Connecticut 1,788 $22.4K
Oklahoma 1,625 $28.7K
West Virginia 1,607 $25.6K
Maryland 1,402 $21.2K
Oregon 1,362 $23.1K
Maine 1,313 $23.6K
Utah 1,135 $20K
Iowa 1,045 $14.5K
Colorado 990 $17.3K
Kansas 949 $15.7K
Rhode Island 843 $11.1K
Nebraska 808 $12.8K
New Hampshire 787 $11.3K
Vermont 740 $11.5K
Idaho 670 $12.1K
New Mexico 641 $11K
Delaware 551 $7,449
Nevada 471 $8,042
Hawaii 402 $6,346
Montana 324 $5,856
North Dakota 224 $3,653
Wyoming 190 $2,877
District of Columbia 176 $5,499
South Dakota 142 $1,886
Alaska 103 $1,623
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for NAPROXEN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NATHAN FENSTERMACHER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled89

LEBANON

New Hampshire

EUGENE KALMUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

SUSAN HARDING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

QUITMAN

Georgia

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

GRUNDY

Virginia

BERTRAND TILLERY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

GLENN SHEFTER DDS,PA

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled87

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

JOHN BEAMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

RICHTON

Mississippi

FABIAN NWADEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

ALBANY

Georgia

CHANDRA GEHI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled85

ANNISTON

Alabama

EARL CUMMINGS PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled85

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

WILLIAM ROSS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

LONG BEACH

California

GEORGE TURNLEY M.D.

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled85

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

EMILY WILLIAMS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled84

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

JANICE MILLIGAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

HOMESTEAD

Florida

JOHN HABER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

TRESCKOW

Pennsylvania

TRA'CHELLA JOHNSON-FOY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

FAIZAN HAFEEZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled83

TOLEDO

Ohio

ALVIN MICABALO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

BAYONNE

New Jersey

STEVEN HINSHAW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

WAURIKA

Oklahoma

ASHOK KEJRIWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

HAMILTON

Ohio

CHARLES WAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

HOLLY HILL

South Carolina

LOUIS MENDOZA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled80

LAREDO

Texas

JASON YAMADA DDS, MS

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled80

TORRANCE

California

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled80

HOUMA

Louisiana

ROBERT LEVINE DDS, PC

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled80

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania