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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
BIPIN BHATT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled208

SEBRING

Florida

GARRY PEARSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled205

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

WILLIAM WOOLERY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled204

SEDALIA

Missouri

DEMETRIOS GIOKARIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOHN ANTALIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

DALTON

Georgia

WILBERT RUMP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

UNION SPRINGS

Alabama

DEBORAH AZAR M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled199

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled199

HIALEAH

Florida

EBRAHIM PAPAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

DAVID PAINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

VIDALIA

Georgia

MARK DANIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

ELBERTON

Georgia

DAVID HEADLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

PORT GIBSON

Mississippi

NASIM SHEIKH MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled195

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER SEWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

JAMES WADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JAMES ISERNIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

CHRISTOPHER MAULDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

LAUREL

Mississippi

RALPH ABRAHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

MANGHAM

Louisiana

ROBERT HOLZKNECHT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

BRIAN STIEFEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

MARION

Virginia

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled191

CALHOUN

Georgia

AVTAR PARHAR MD FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled189

HOLMDEL

New Jersey

GREGORY CRISP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled189

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

MELECIO ABORDO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled189

JACKSON

Kentucky

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

LORAIN

Ohio