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KLOR-CON 8

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

419K
Medicare Part D Claims
$15.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 192,895 $6.54M
Florida 38,149 $903K
Texas 27,488 $692K
Pennsylvania 21,835 $603K
Oklahoma 21,452 $559K
Ohio 17,652 $543K
New York 14,489 $453K
Illinois 13,916 $392K
Alabama 13,616 $300K
Tennessee 12,500 $294K
Indiana 9,625 $317K
Georgia 9,552 $231K
Kentucky 9,319 $224K
North Carolina 8,791 $239K
Michigan 8,445 $273K
New Jersey 7,734 $255K
Missouri 6,845 $178K
Mississippi 6,669 $143K
Arizona 6,597 $187K
Louisiana 6,572 $144K
Oregon 5,600 $158K
Arkansas 5,538 $131K
Virginia 5,081 $159K
Washington 4,910 $152K
Minnesota 4,249 $139K
South Carolina 3,963 $99.9K
Puerto Rico 3,558 $74.4K
Massachusetts 3,499 $121K
New Mexico 2,655 $79.4K
West Virginia 2,565 $61.7K
Kansas 2,476 $75.2K
Nevada 2,404 $58K
Utah 2,327 $66.8K
Maryland 2,060 $73.5K
Wisconsin 1,982 $65.2K
Colorado 1,903 $56.2K
Iowa 1,710 $54.4K
Idaho 1,649 $45.4K
North Dakota 1,639 $41.8K
Nebraska 1,450 $37.1K
Connecticut 1,326 $46.2K
South Dakota 1,284 $38.8K
Montana 1,202 $28.8K
Rhode Island 946 $27.3K
New Hampshire 613 $23K
Maine 580 $20K
Delaware 508 $13.1K
District of Columbia 407 $9,596
Wyoming 258 $5,281
Hawaii 251 $7,482
Alaska 166 $3,215
Vermont 123 $4,146
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 KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAULA MCQUEEN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

STILWELL

Oklahoma

FAROOQ MAQBOOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

PONCA CITY

Oklahoma

BRIAN JOACHIMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

PURCELL

Oklahoma

WILLIAM LYNCH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

BROOKVILLE

Pennsylvania

DAVID KAUFER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

LA MESA

California

GREGORY HONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled199

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN LEVINE MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled198

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

SHERIF KHALIL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled198

BEAUMONT

California

PRADEEP SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled198

LANCASTER

California

REYADH MICHAIL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

PANORAMA CITY

California

JOSE CACERES MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled197

BUENA PARK

California

TIM SMALLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

MCLOUD

Oklahoma

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled195

NORTHRIDGE

California

LUIS MARQUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

SAN DIEGO

California

RANJIT RAJPAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled194

MADERA

California

CHRISTOPHER MITCHELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

CHRISTINE NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

ALFRED SAVAGE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

MOUNT PLEASANT

Iowa

NAZELI CHARCHIAN MD

Claims Filled193

GLENDALE

California

KENNETH HAMBY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

PAWNEE

Oklahoma

CYNTHIA MCCOY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

TULSA

Oklahoma

CHRISTOPHER KOLKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

CLINTON

Oklahoma

DANIEL CREMIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled188

CONCORD

California

THOMAS BONIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

POTEAU

Oklahoma

CATHLEEN MELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

DURHAM

North Carolina