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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
JACK UHRIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

MARSHALL

Missouri

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled167

DESOTO

Texas

SHALENDER MITTAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

BLYTHEVILLE

Arkansas

SAMER FAHOUM MD FCCP

Claims Filled166

SELMA

Alabama

ALBERT FORD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled166

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

RICHMOND ALLAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

SREENIVASULU CHERLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

CLEVELAND

Texas

FELIPE DEL VALLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

MIAMI

Florida

CRAIG SWANN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

RIPLEY

West Virginia

VIVEK KHETPAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled163

DURANT

Oklahoma

ABDUL GHANI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled163

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ANNE YARBROUGH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled162

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

AJAY PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

CLANTON

Alabama

JEFFREY SPENCER M.D.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled159

FREDERICKTOWN

Ohio

CAROL CANTRELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled159

SPRINGFIELD

Tennessee

MARK WOOD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

GALION

Ohio

EDUARDO FERNANDEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled158

LAREDO

Texas

MICHAEL BLUBAUGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

ANGELO SOYANGCO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled157

GALESBURG

Illinois

SOROUSH BEHNAM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled157

DALLAS

Texas

DEBORAH HODGE FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled156

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN GELIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

FLORAL CITY

Florida

PHILIP NEWTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled155

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

AUDRIUS RUKSENAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

CINCINNATI

Ohio

OSSAMA AL-ASSAFEEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

LEBANON

Missouri