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TOBRAMYCIN SULFATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

59.5K
Medicare Part D Claims
$5.41M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 23,109 $622K
New York 15,970 $387K
California 15,038 $480K
Texas 14,255 $291K
Ohio 12,616 $305K
Illinois 11,665 $184K
Pennsylvania 9,797 $196K
Michigan 8,240 $151K
Indiana 7,126 $133K
Puerto Rico 6,994 $69.3K
New Jersey 6,971 $130K
Missouri 5,784 $118K
North Carolina 5,444 $185K
Georgia 5,394 $232K
Tennessee 4,768 $133K
Arkansas 4,462 $54.1K
Nebraska 4,348 $58.3K
Minnesota 4,185 $68.9K
Louisiana 4,178 $90.4K
Iowa 3,986 $80K
Maryland 3,888 $129K
Arizona 3,875 $81.8K
Kentucky 3,834 $105K
Mississippi 3,451 $73.8K
Virginia 3,200 $140K
Washington 3,065 $62.3K
Massachusetts 2,913 $67.3K
Oregon 2,782 $40.5K
Wisconsin 2,762 $78K
Alabama 2,733 $122K
Connecticut 2,642 $41K
Kansas 2,444 $56.7K
Oklahoma 2,380 $67.9K
Colorado 2,311 $42.1K
West Virginia 1,838 $47.6K
South Carolina 1,813 $74.7K
South Dakota 1,612 $20.4K
New Mexico 1,345 $22.3K
Nevada 1,330 $27.2K
Hawaii 1,325 $15.7K
Utah 1,082 $13.2K
Maine 1,066 $30.4K
Idaho 765 $20.1K
New Hampshire 598 $13.1K
Delaware 541 $11.1K
Montana 416 $9,686
North Dakota 407 $5,315
Rhode Island 341 $6,663
Wyoming 223 $8,623
Vermont 196 $3,135
District of Columbia 124 $3,573
Alaska 67 $794
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 TOBRAMYCIN SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HADLEY PHILLIPS DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled889

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

RYAN GERAETS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled881

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

JOHN WELCH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled857

HASTINGS

Nebraska

IRA PRILUCK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled704

OMAHA

Nebraska

SALOMON MELGEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled638

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN KAUFMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled439

CANTON

Ohio

IVAN GARCIA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled437

BALTIMORE

Maryland

SHALOM KIEVAL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled436

ALBANY

New York

EDWARD MCGILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled421

OMAHA

Nebraska

MICHAEL BORNE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled415

JACKSON

Mississippi

CHARLES SUNG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled406

KENNEWICK

Washington

RONALD REED MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled402

PITTSFORD

New York

THOMAS CIULLA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled398

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

THOMAS BOCHOW M.D., M.P.H.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled396

TYLER

Texas

LAUREN ROSECAN MD

Technician/Technologist, Ophthalmic

Claims Filled390

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

KEVIN BLINDER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled351

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL JACOBSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled350

ATLANTA

Georgia

STEVE WITKIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled340

WATERVILLE

Maine

ALAN BLOOM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled334

PITTSFORD

New York

GERALD WARE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled326

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOEL HERRING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled323

JACKSON

Mississippi

DARRELL GENSTLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled315

ALBANY

Oregon

ROBERT OLK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled312

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RICKEY MEDLOCK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled310

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MARK FRIEDBERG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled302

RED BANK

New Jersey