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CEFUROXIME

Treats infections caused by bacteria. This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.01M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 234 of 3238

$15.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 668 of 3238

776,963
Patients

Rank: 105 of 3238

138,599
Prescribers

Rank: 180 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 65,828 84,539 $1.29M
Florida 52,072 65,649 $992K
Pennsylvania 49,883 64,602 $957K
New York 48,758 61,506 $991K
California 42,968 52,796 $975K
New Jersey 33,152 42,329 $602K
Ohio 31,331 42,302 $685K
Georgia 32,441 42,114 $652K
North Carolina 31,305 40,046 $602K
Virginia 24,562 31,618 $522K
Tennessee 23,978 31,571 $476K
Illinois 23,311 30,753 $488K
Alabama 22,963 29,257 $436K
Kentucky 18,682 25,081 $408K
Missouri 17,730 23,907 $374K
Michigan 18,856 23,710 $359K
Mississippi 16,278 21,471 $317K
Indiana 15,646 21,014 $326K
Louisiana 14,297 18,707 $277K
Maryland 13,935 18,687 $281K
West Virginia 11,878 16,554 $254K
Wisconsin 12,422 15,914 $277K
Connecticut 12,252 15,505 $237K
South Carolina 11,436 14,296 $217K
Washington 11,077 14,249 $241K
Minnesota 10,643 13,760 $258K
Massachusetts 10,114 12,743 $200K
Oklahoma 9,288 11,984 $185K
Arkansas 9,003 11,852 $181K
Colorado 9,160 11,656 $211K
Iowa 8,259 10,743 $173K
Kansas 7,560 9,841 $154K
Arizona 6,688 7,989 $141K
Nebraska 5,454 7,111 $110K
Utah 5,208 6,660 $106K
South Dakota 4,396 5,780 $94K
Oregon 3,989 5,090 $82.7K
Rhode Island 3,320 4,111 $62.5K
Idaho 2,934 3,753 $58.5K
New Mexico 2,953 3,646 $60K
Nevada 2,573 3,295 $54.4K
Maine 2,301 3,006 $56.3K
Montana 2,136 2,716 $43.3K
North Dakota 2,077 2,547 $40.9K
New Hampshire 1,845 2,368 $39.7K
Delaware 1,831 2,287 $35.1K
Hawaii 1,777 2,240 $34.5K
Wyoming 1,514 1,944 $31K
Vermont 1,066 1,407 $20.8K
District of Columbia 728 883 $15.3K
Alaska 329 387 $5,997
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
DAVID FANNEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

LAKE CITY

Florida

PATRICK MACMILLAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

CHARLES MATHIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

JAMES WADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JOHN GILLESPIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

RICHMOND

Kentucky

HARNATH CLERK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

NEWFANE

New York

SURESH KRISHNAMOORTHY M.D.

Claims Filled228

CENTRALIA

Illinois

SHABBIR SHAIKH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

ABDUL GHANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

RICHARD WISMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

BECKLEY

West Virginia

VICTOR FARIWA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

BROOKLYN

New York

DORRIS RAGSDALE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

LEWISBURG

West Virginia

DANIEL CAMERON MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

MOUNT KISCO

New York

ANNE YARBROUGH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled224

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

WELTON HILL MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

BELLVILLE

Texas

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

PALM COAST

Florida

HARRY GARRETT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

WEST SALEM

Illinois

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled222

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

SAMMAR ATASSI M.D.

Claims Filled219

MONTGOMERY

West Virginia

CHI LAI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled219

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER SEWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

THOMAS SCHNEIDER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled216

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

DAVID APGAR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

TEIGHA RANDOLPH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

KINSTON

North Carolina