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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
JON WARD MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

PANAMA CITY

Florida

SCOTT FRETZIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROGER KALDAWY

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

MILFORD

Massachusetts

CARL PETERS M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

PENSACOLA

Florida

KEVIN CHARLTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

MICHAEL FREEMAN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

OCALA

Florida

KEVIN GAFFNEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

FLINT

Michigan

MICHAEL MACAULAY

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

HALDEN FORD M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

PADUCAH

Kentucky

TAMELA CHARBONNET M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

HOUMA

Louisiana

JOHN LEPAGE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

DAYTON

Ohio

DANIEL BUCHEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

STATEN ISLAND

New York

KATHRYN BALAZS D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

BEAVERCREEK

Ohio

JENNIFER PHILLIPS FNP, BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

DAYTON

Ohio

JONATHAN COTLIAR MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled53

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID TRASK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled52

MEDFORD

Oregon

JOHN PULLMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled52

BUTTE

Montana

VICTOR GRANDT DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled52

VISALIA

California

OLIVER DRABKIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled52

EVERGREEN PARK

Illinois

CHARLES CRUTCHFIELD M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled52

EAGAN

Minnesota

R. BLOOM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

WICHITA

Kansas

JESSE OLMEDO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled52

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

JAMES NORDLUND MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled52

MASON

Ohio

RODNEY LARSEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled52

AGAWAM

Massachusetts

JANINE VALENTINO DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled52

CRESTWOOD

Kentucky