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MINOCYCLINE HCL

Minocycline is used to treat bacterial infections including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; and infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems. It can also be used to eliminate bacteria from your nose and throat that may cause meningitis (swelling of tissues around the brain) in others, even though you may not have an infection. Minocycline is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

131K
Medicare Part D Claims
$8.22M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 24,738 $698K
California 17,780 $620K
Florida 15,405 $439K
Ohio 13,747 $451K
New York 12,939 $469K
Pennsylvania 11,830 $342K
Minnesota 8,621 $248K
Illinois 8,483 $255K
North Carolina 8,377 $255K
Tennessee 7,609 $210K
Massachusetts 7,564 $277K
Washington 7,477 $229K
Michigan 7,156 $238K
Wisconsin 6,478 $204K
Kansas 6,199 $160K
Georgia 6,159 $167K
Indiana 5,966 $190K
Missouri 5,914 $169K
Kentucky 5,231 $159K
Iowa 4,939 $134K
Louisiana 4,936 $118K
Oregon 4,732 $147K
Connecticut 4,711 $151K
South Carolina 4,684 $131K
New Jersey 4,534 $173K
Arizona 4,466 $139K
Virginia 4,360 $142K
Alabama 4,101 $106K
Oklahoma 3,983 $112K
Nebraska 3,981 $101K
Colorado 3,140 $98.6K
Mississippi 2,921 $67K
Arkansas 2,905 $77.2K
Maine 2,664 $69.1K
Puerto Rico 2,394 $45.1K
Idaho 2,319 $68.7K
Maryland 2,267 $90.1K
Utah 2,019 $58.8K
South Dakota 1,847 $51.5K
West Virginia 1,605 $46.4K
Nevada 1,425 $47.3K
New Mexico 1,423 $44.3K
Montana 1,283 $36.6K
Delaware 935 $33.8K
North Dakota 916 $25.1K
Rhode Island 904 $29.6K
New Hampshire 730 $24.6K
Hawaii 644 $31.5K
Vermont 496 $13.7K
Wyoming 418 $13.8K
District of Columbia 169 $5,841
Alaska 138 $4,244
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 MINOCYCLINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled501

PEORIA

Arizona

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled306

ADA

Oklahoma

RICHARD BENDINGER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

ABBEVILLE

Alabama

JERRY PETERIE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled260

WICHITA

Kansas

JAMES ROHRER DDS, MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled257

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

JOSE GARCIA-DAVALOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled249

LAREDO

Texas

MIKAEL LAGWINSKI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled229

MERIDIAN

Idaho

STANTON LEBOUITZ M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled200

YORK

Pennsylvania

JOHN SINNOTT DO FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled197

IDA GROVE

Iowa

ROBERT BIBB MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled195

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

BERT FRICHOT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled192

OMAHA

Nebraska

DAVID CLEMONS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled191

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

WILLIAM GALLAGHER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled190

BANGOR

Maine

SAMUEL MONTGOMERY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled189

CLINTON

South Carolina

ROMELLE BELMONTE MD

Claims Filled187

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

ARIS DELIANIDES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled182

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

SCOTT WYRICK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

TEXARKANA

Texas

CRAIG BURKHART M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled167

SYLVANIA

Ohio

ROBERT ROGERS M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled165

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JOHN LUCKASEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled165

OMAHA

Nebraska

DAVID GROTH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled161

RICHFIELD

Minnesota

SHEREEN HASHMI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled151

WORTHINGTON

Ohio

WAYNE ROGERS M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled147

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

DEAN HEARNE MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled143

DUBLIN

Ohio

ARASH KIMYAI-ASADI M.D.

Claims Filled141

HOUSTON

Texas