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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
ZACKWRIE PARR D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled1,029

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

ARMANDO HASSUN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,002

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DAVID COSGROVE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled997

MIAMI

Florida

WAYNE NAIMOLI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled997

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled994

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled992

COLUMBIA

Missouri

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled992

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MEIYU LAI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled991

HOUSTON

Texas

JUAN SIMON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled988

MIAMI

Florida

FAROUK RAQUIB MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled987

WINFIELD

Alabama

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled986

DUBLIN

Georgia

JAMES BRESSI DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled984

STOW

Ohio

KENNETH RICE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled983

LUBBOCK

Texas

REZIK SAQER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled979

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled976

HOUMA

Louisiana

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled970

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled970

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MARION LEE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled968

CORDELE

Georgia

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled966

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled963

HENDERSON

Nevada

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled962

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled958

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled958

GADSDEN

Alabama

AJMAL SULTAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled957

TITUSVILLE

Florida