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TAMSULOSIN HCL

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

9.2M
Medicare Part D Claims
$230M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,081,804 $25M
New York 764,848 $20.2M
Florida 688,791 $16.4M
Texas 550,652 $12.9M
Pennsylvania 487,015 $16M
Ohio 368,948 $11.9M
Illinois 354,249 $8.5M
North Carolina 298,075 $6.25M
New Jersey 251,815 $5.97M
Georgia 249,463 $5.24M
Michigan 242,009 $8M
Tennessee 230,149 $5.04M
Missouri 218,132 $4.79M
Indiana 193,102 $4.95M
Virginia 188,882 $4.57M
Massachusetts 184,354 $5.69M
Kentucky 167,936 $4.14M
Louisiana 166,648 $4.01M
Alabama 163,897 $3.38M
Washington 161,599 $3.85M
Wisconsin 151,522 $3.53M
Arizona 139,842 $3.32M
Minnesota 132,100 $3.56M
South Carolina 124,947 $2.78M
Colorado 117,016 $2.75M
Arkansas 116,806 $2.65M
Connecticut 114,741 $2.74M
Iowa 112,515 $2.46M
Oregon 112,499 $2.71M
Oklahoma 111,588 $3.01M
Mississippi 108,220 $2.08M
Maryland 99,193 $2.51M
Kansas 89,667 $2M
West Virginia 78,815 $2.09M
Nebraska 64,933 $1.34M
Nevada 58,216 $1.44M
New Mexico 55,300 $1.47M
Utah 46,908 $1.18M
Rhode Island 45,718 $1.24M
Hawaii 43,373 $1.43M
Idaho 40,259 $1.04M
Maine 39,049 $1.1M
Montana 31,541 $761K
South Dakota 30,753 $702K
New Hampshire 28,671 $713K
North Dakota 24,184 $551K
Delaware 19,649 $534K
Vermont 17,167 $423K
Wyoming 12,980 $289K
District of Columbia 9,582 $209K
Alaska 9,235 $198K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for TAMSULOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled3,959

EL CENTRO

California

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled3,031

MIAMI

Florida

KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,951

GARDEN GROVE

California

LEV ELTERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,918

SKOKIE

Illinois

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled2,838

WHEELING

West Virginia

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,748

LOS ANGELES

California

FELIX CHI-MING YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,736

MONTEREY PARK

California

ISAAC MADEB MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,711

BROOKLYN

New York

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,499

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE ALLENDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,457

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CORDERO-JIMENEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,386

PONCE

Puerto Rico

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,313

BROOKLYN

New York

ALBERTO RAMIREZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,139

DORADO

Puerto Rico

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled2,093

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LI-CHIH WU MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,069

MONTEREY PARK

California

KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,065

FRESNO

California

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,960

WELLINGTON

Florida

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,943

BROOKLYN

New York

LAWRENCE WINTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,898

AVENTURA

Florida

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled1,893

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,881

NEW YORK

New York

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,868

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO VAZQUEZ RAMOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,867

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,836

BURBANK

California

ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,831

FULLERTON

California