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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
STEPHEN SHIRLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,108

NEW ALBANY

Mississippi

FRANK LOPEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,105

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,104

WICHITA

Kansas

PADMAJA YATHAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,102

ORLANDO

Florida

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,100

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,098

JASPER

Alabama

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,087

GALAX

Virginia

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,081

GRENADA

Mississippi

AMIR QURESHI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,075

LORAIN

Ohio

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,075

EUPORA

Mississippi

RAMOUN JONES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,074

PHOENIX

Arizona

CHARLES ELLIOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

RIPLEY

Mississippi

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled1,067

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,067

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,059

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

JAMES BURDETTE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,056

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,051

LOS ANGELES

California

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,048

CINCINNATI

Ohio

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,045

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

STEPHEN KATZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,045

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,044

HEMET

California

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,043

GLENDALE

California

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,040

BEAUMONT

Texas

MIGUEL FANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,039

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida