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GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of seizures. Also treats Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) and pain caused by shingles (postherpetic neuralgia). More info »

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
ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,324

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

IGNACIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,764

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,590

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ROBERT WINDSOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,459

MARIETTA

Georgia

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,129

FESTUS

Missouri

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,119

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,992

TUCKER

Georgia

SAI GUNDLAPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,945

BIG SPRING

Texas

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,894

ALBANY

Georgia

MUHAMMAD ALI M.D.

Claims Filled1,883

JASPER

Alabama

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,860

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,825

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,824

LENEXA

Kansas

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,739

DESOTO

Texas

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,728

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,689

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,658

FAIRFAX

Virginia

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,656

ATHENS

Georgia

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,612

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

THUY NGO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,583

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,579

ARLINGTON

Texas

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled1,558

MESA

Arizona

PHILLIP AHN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,556

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES CHANEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,517

HAZARD

Kentucky

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,456

GRUNDY

Virginia