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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
JEFFREY HOLLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

DONALSONVILLE

Georgia

GARY WERTMAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

ORBISONIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES CARROLL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

NICHOLS

South Carolina

SHAWN LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

BROKEN BOW

Nebraska

WAYNE WILLIAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

DAWN MANCUSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

MADISON

Alabama

GOVINDBHAI PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

FAIRMONT

West Virginia

SANJAY MADAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

CLEARWATER

Florida

JAVED YOUSAF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

PARAMUS

New Jersey

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled180

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

MOHAMMED ALNAJJAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled178

EL PASO

Texas

NEIL GORDON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

CEDARTOWN

Georgia

GLENN SCHEXNAYDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

DONALDSONVILLE

Louisiana

PEDRO MCDOUGAL M.D. F.A.C.P.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled176

WESLACO

Texas

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

THOMASTON

Georgia

DAVID APGAR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JOE HUNT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

RIPLEY

Tennessee

JONATHAN SHENK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

DARRELL MEASE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

JAY

Oklahoma

MOUHAMMED SHEIKHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

KAMLESH DAVE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

LAGRANGE

Kentucky

SCOTT GRAHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

FREDONIA

Kentucky

THOMAS OSBORN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

HOLDENVILLE

Oklahoma

JAMES THOMPSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

WEST PLAINS

Missouri

DARRELL PETZ DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

NATRONA HEIGHTS

Pennsylvania