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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 »


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Top prescribers for MINOCYCLINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN FENYK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

NEIL HESKEL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

VERO BEACH

Florida

DOUGLAS MILLER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

KARILYN CROOK P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

EFFINGHAM

Illinois

JOHN ARENDSHORST M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

HOLLAND

Michigan

CARL ROUNTREE MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

ELLIOT FRANCKE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

DONALD POSNER

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

THOMAS VAUGHAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled50

PUYALLUP

Washington

THOMAS REYNOLDS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

HENDRICKS WHITMAN III MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

MINATI SWOFFORD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

ANDERSON

Indiana

SUSAN OLDENKAMP M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

EVERETT

Washington

BRUCE HAMILTON MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled51

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WALTER KELLER DO

Surgery

Claims Filled51

PORTLAND

Maine

ANDREW SOHN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

EVERETT

Washington

JOHN PERSON MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

AUBURN

Massachusetts

BARON WILLIAMSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ZACHARY

Louisiana

COLLEEN WATKINS M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

JACK RESNECK MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

MICHAEL RAJKUMAR MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled51

NORWICH

Connecticut

CLIFTON SMITH MD

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled51

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SUSAN ZITO D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

LARGO

Florida

MARTHA HICKMANN MD

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled51

DAYTON

Ohio

RODNEY SNOW M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled51

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama