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CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

394K
Medicare Part D Claims
$12.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 54,138 $910K
Pennsylvania 45,440 $719K
Florida 44,471 $693K
California 39,824 $740K
New York 39,473 $638K
Ohio 32,453 $541K
Georgia 30,897 $503K
North Carolina 28,446 $452K
New Jersey 26,793 $390K
Virginia 24,154 $419K
Illinois 23,982 $396K
Tennessee 23,559 $365K
Alabama 20,399 $313K
Missouri 19,753 $333K
Kentucky 19,264 $317K
Indiana 16,453 $263K
Mississippi 15,942 $249K
Michigan 14,654 $230K
West Virginia 14,213 $223K
Maryland 13,373 $216K
Louisiana 12,875 $188K
Washington 12,327 $216K
Minnesota 11,983 $203K
Wisconsin 11,910 $205K
South Carolina 11,085 $174K
Massachusetts 10,713 $175K
Connecticut 10,576 $170K
Oklahoma 10,260 $182K
Iowa 9,814 $160K
Arkansas 9,560 $155K
Kansas 8,221 $139K
Colorado 7,766 $148K
Puerto Rico 7,282 $114K
Nebraska 6,535 $109K
Arizona 5,481 $99.4K
South Dakota 5,294 $88.5K
Utah 5,242 $94.4K
Oregon 4,590 $73.2K
Idaho 3,590 $65.9K
Rhode Island 3,425 $61.8K
New Mexico 3,034 $49.2K
Montana 2,665 $45.5K
Maine 2,585 $43.5K
Nevada 2,309 $40.5K
New Hampshire 2,155 $34.7K
Wyoming 1,959 $35.9K
North Dakota 1,842 $30.2K
Hawaii 1,626 $38.1K
Delaware 1,417 $24.3K
Vermont 1,198 $18.4K
District of Columbia 399 $7,213
Alaska 381 $7,214
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 CEFUROXIME

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRIAN ODONOGHUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

HARDINSBURG

Kentucky

JOHN WESSNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

DOTHAN

Alabama

MICHAEL ANGOTTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled254

CLARKSBURG

West Virginia

TIMOTHY HEINRICHS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled244

CELINA

Ohio

AMIR AUSEF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled242

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GEORGE WEST MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

KINSTON

North Carolina

TIMOTHY CORBIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled239

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

MARYVILLE

Illinois

DAVID BARR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

LAKE JACKSON

Texas

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled237

MELBOURNE

Florida

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DRAGOS VASILE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

PORT ORANGE

Florida

JAMES CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled229

JACKSON

Tennessee

ABRAHAM KERN MD

Urology

Claims Filled229

EDINA

Minnesota

SAM DUNLANY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

BARRY TILLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled224

VIDALIA

Louisiana

PAUL EASON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

JAYRAJ SHAH MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled223

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

EVGUENI ROUDACHEVSKI DO

Claims Filled223

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ASHFAQ RASHEED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

MESQUITE

Texas

KUSHAL SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

DONALD ALLCORN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

LINCOLN

Missouri

CHARLES PAULK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled212

DOTHAN

Alabama

FRED WAGSHUL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled209

MIAMISBURG

Ohio

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled208

PALM COAST

Florida