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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
LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled957

BUSHNELL

Florida

JULIO RAMOS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled949

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled941

KINGSTON

Tennessee

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled936

MELBOURNE

Florida

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled929

KING

North Carolina

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled927

LEESBURG

Florida

MANINDER KAHLON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled926

SUN CITY

Arizona

EVGUENI ROUDACHEVSKI DO

Claims Filled926

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DELORES MACKSOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled924

MIAMI

Florida

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled917

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JIANGPING LIU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled915

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled915

DALLAS

Texas

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled914

PRINCETON

West Virginia

DIANA CHEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled913

TULSA

Oklahoma

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled906

WESTLAND

Michigan

SALVATORE DANNA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled904

DOWNEY

California

GREGORY WARD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled903

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled903

HICKORY

North Carolina

NANCY CLAY APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled901

SIDNEY

Kentucky

MARK MURPHY M.D

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled899

DECATUR

Alabama

GODOFREDO ROSSI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled897

HOUSTON

Texas

MUHAMMAD NAYER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled893

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

SUNG-UN PARK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled892

ANAHEIM

California

HENRY LORA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled892

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled891

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts