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FEMARA

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

340K
Medicare Part D Claims
$123M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 18,576 $13.2M
New York 16,724 $11.3M
Florida 14,891 $9.41M
Texas 10,770 $6.89M
Pennsylvania 9,396 $5.8M
Ohio 8,183 $5.36M
North Carolina 7,202 $4.21M
Illinois 7,154 $4.62M
Georgia 6,585 $3.92M
New Jersey 5,913 $4.05M
Virginia 4,925 $3.3M
Tennessee 4,494 $2.6M
Alabama 4,194 $2.36M
South Carolina 4,014 $2.3M
Louisiana 3,922 $2.24M
Missouri 3,920 $2.32M
Washington 3,863 $2.54M
Michigan 3,769 $2.61M
Arizona 3,764 $2.6M
Massachusetts 3,253 $2.13M
Indiana 3,240 $2.1M
Mississippi 3,134 $1.71M
Kentucky 2,993 $1.81M
Maryland 2,933 $2.21M
Minnesota 2,482 $1.69M
Oregon 2,349 $1.48M
Oklahoma 2,311 $1.57M
Wisconsin 2,260 $1.41M
Connecticut 2,231 $1.52M
Arkansas 2,006 $1.09M
Colorado 1,942 $1.4M
Iowa 1,768 $995K
Kansas 1,741 $1.04M
Nevada 1,639 $993K
Nebraska 1,505 $816K
Puerto Rico 1,151 $626K
New Mexico 1,113 $736K
West Virginia 1,025 $631K
Maine 903 $797K
South Dakota 786 $443K
Utah 747 $518K
Hawaii 734 $530K
New Hampshire 641 $426K
Idaho 641 $384K
Montana 591 $355K
North Dakota 508 $294K
Rhode Island 465 $258K
Delaware 427 $329K
Vermont 389 $292K
Alaska 274 $172K
District of Columbia 257 $198K
Wyoming 225 $134K
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 FEMARA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELYSE LOWER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled303

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled258

MIAMI

Florida

JACK CAVALCANT MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled240

MESA

Arizona

REHANA BAQAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled222

CORONA

California

CHRIS BRUNSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled186

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

BALESH SHARMA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled182

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

EUGENIO GALINDO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled181

EDINBURG

Texas

KALUST UCAR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled175

GLENDALE

California

JOHN COLE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled175

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

RUFUS COLLEA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled170

ALBANY

New York

DOUGLAS MERKEL MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled168

EVANSTON

Illinois

MARK CAMPBELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled167

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MAXIM KREDITOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled161

NEW YORK

New York

NUBAR BOGHOSSIAN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled156

GLENDALE

California

JAMES VOPAL DDS, MD, FACS

Surgery

Claims Filled153

STUART

Florida

NICHOLAS IANNOTTI MD, FACP

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled151

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

MAURA HAGAN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled151

MECHANICSVILLE

Virginia

DAVID GREENWALD MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled150

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

DAVID JOHNSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled149

WICHITA

Kansas

DAVID POWELL DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled148

LIMA

Ohio

DIANA LAKE MD

Hematology

Claims Filled147

NEW YORK

New York

GARY UNZEITIG M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled147

LAREDO

Texas

MITCHELL WEISBERG MD

Claims Filled145

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

HEATHER WHITE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

LINDA MOORS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled144

TUCSON

Arizona