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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
CHRIS DENOUDEN D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled301

DES MOINES

Iowa

JAMES STAMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled291

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

OLI TRAUSTASON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled289

REDMOND

Oregon

JOHN ZUDANS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled284

VERO BEACH

Florida

WARREN HELLER M D

Specialist

Claims Filled278

PHOENIX

Arizona

G MCKNIGHT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled278

PENSACOLA

Florida

LLEWELYN RAO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled276

CANTON

Ohio

WILLIAM THOMAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled273

OMAHA

Nebraska

HARSHIVINDERJ BAINS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled270

TYLER

Texas

RAYMOND NAGASHIMA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled267

HIGHLANDS RANCH

Colorado

RICHARD LIPMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled266

MERRILLVILLE

Indiana

CURT WISCHMEIER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled265

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

WILLIAM MCCLANAHAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled264

SACRAMENTO

California

GRAHAM AVERY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled263

BEAUMONT

Texas

ROBERT KING III MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled261

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ROBERT WENZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled260

CANTON

Ohio

MARK GERSMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled258

CANTON

Ohio

JEAN FORTIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled255

DOTHAN

Alabama

GEORGE WYHINNY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled249

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

PAUL BEFANIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled249

MELBOURNE

Florida

TODD HEILSKOV MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled248

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

MARK EMIG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled247

OMAHA

Nebraska

ROBERT WEHNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled243

WINCHESTER

Virginia

JASON SANDERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled240

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ERIC THOMAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled237

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota