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GABAPENTIN

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

11.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$436M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,282,852 $42.3M
Florida 942,541 $26.1M
Texas 845,521 $25.5M
New York 680,606 $19.8M
Pennsylvania 644,710 $19.9M
Ohio 611,066 $20.9M
North Carolina 543,442 $16.3M
Puerto Rico 510,812 $9.3M
Georgia 478,431 $13.5M
Tennessee 457,755 $14.2M
Illinois 422,739 $12.5M
Kentucky 394,871 $12.8M
Missouri 373,125 $10.9M
Michigan 370,030 $12M
Virginia 317,686 $10.1M
Indiana 312,939 $9.76M
Massachusetts 311,979 $11.4M
Alabama 310,360 $9.04M
Arizona 266,117 $9.78M
Louisiana 260,839 $6.92M
Washington 255,424 $9M
Wisconsin 245,394 $8.3M
Minnesota 242,139 $8.38M
Mississippi 237,259 $6.59M
South Carolina 232,042 $7.47M
Oklahoma 231,716 $7.4M
New Jersey 219,964 $6.4M
Arkansas 211,046 $5.96M
Oregon 191,325 $6.84M
West Virginia 158,831 $5.26M
Iowa 153,989 $4.48M
Kansas 153,972 $4.37M
Colorado 148,305 $5.26M
Maryland 132,201 $4.47M
Connecticut 127,345 $3.79M
New Mexico 100,324 $3.39M
Nevada 93,651 $2.9M
Nebraska 91,256 $2.36M
Utah 82,699 $3.17M
Maine 68,212 $2.46M
Idaho 66,266 $2.37M
Rhode Island 54,192 $1.85M
New Hampshire 49,665 $1.64M
Montana 42,212 $1.39M
South Dakota 33,402 $951K
Vermont 32,245 $1.13M
North Dakota 31,391 $867K
Hawaii 30,421 $1.24M
Delaware 29,047 $1.03M
Wyoming 19,561 $633K
Alaska 17,824 $494K
District of Columbia 17,459 $470K
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 GABAPENTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRITZ FRYE PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

SURFSIDE BEACH

South Carolina

DANIEL BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KATHRYN MOULTON NPP, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

BINGHAMTON

New York

HAHN RUDOLPH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINNEBAGO

Illinois

NARENDRA CHANGKAKOTI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

TIMOTHY RUTKOSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOLLAND

Michigan

MARY HUGHES ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

SEQUIM

Washington

TERRENCE HUGHES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUSSEX

Wisconsin

CHRISTINE CHOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

SHARON THORPE FNP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST MEMPHIS

Arkansas

DONALD THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DALTON

Georgia

JOSEPH LAURICELLA M.D.

Specialist/Technologist Cardiovascular

Claims Filled50

FORT LEE

New Jersey

PETER GUTSCHENRITTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

RICHARD MESHER M.D.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled50

SEATTLE

Washington

GUS KALIOUNDJI M.D.

Claims Filled50

BEVERLY HILLS

California

CARY DASH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST LONGMEADOW

Massachusetts

DIANE MANSFIELD NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

MINOCQUA

Wisconsin

CLINTON SWENSON

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

BURNSVILLE

Minnesota

RUTH MARTIN-PISARCIK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

APOLLO

Pennsylvania

DEANDRE BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GRAND PRAIRIE

Texas

BRUCE LONG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

DEBRA DEJOSEPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

JAMES ADAMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONDON

Kentucky

GARY SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BATAVIA

New York

ELLEN DILLINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania