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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MANUEL FIGUEROA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled187

LOS ANGELES

California

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

DAYTON

Ohio

RICHARD REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

SUMPTER BLACKMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

CAMDEN

Alabama

VIRGINIA VITTOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

PINON

Arizona

MIRTHA BALCAZAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

COTTONWOOD

California

ANTONY ERNEST M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled185

LANCASTER

California

VERONICA RAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

DURHAM

North Carolina

NEWTON ALLEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GERARD SHEA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

PAWHUSKA

Oklahoma

JOSEPH MAGEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

TUBA CITY

Arizona

ANDRE MICHALAK M,D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

ANGELA TORRES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

TISHOMINGO

Oklahoma

LANNY FORMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JEANNETTE RAMOS-FAST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

JOHN TURNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

CANTON

Texas

ALDO MONTES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled181

MIRAMAR

Florida

LETICIA UWEDJOJEVWE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

NATIONAL CITY

California

MARJORIE BUTLER MS, ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled181

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

JOHN YOUNG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

BAKERSFIELD

California

GUSTAVO MONDRAGON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled180

CHULA VISTA

California

SOON KWUN M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled178

EL MONTE

California

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

TARZANA

California

MICHAEL VENAZIO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

SEBASTIAN

Florida

ADEDOYIN DOSUNMU-OGUNBI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

MONTGOMERY

Alabama