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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
JAMES DOWD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

BRIGHTON

Michigan

JOSEPH MICHALSKI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

MOBILE

Alabama

THEODORE BELIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled112

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT RILEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled106

RENO

Nevada

GUY GOBER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled105

TIGER

Georgia

ROBERT JONES M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled104

JACKSON

Tennessee

DARRELL GRIFFIN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled103

FARMINGTON

Missouri

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled103

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

TOMASZ WAZNY M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled103

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

LEWIS CLARKE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled103

WEBSTER

Texas

C. DOUGLAS EVANS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled103

WAKEFIELD

Massachusetts

JAMES CRANE MD

Urology

Claims Filled101

ROME

Georgia

WM SERRILL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled100

ALBANY

Oregon

MATTHEW ROWLEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled100

LUFKIN

Texas

CURTIS SCHUPBACH MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled100

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

DOUGLAS NAVERSEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled100

MEDFORD

Oregon

WADE SMITH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled100

CLEBURNE

Texas

WEIMIN HU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled99

TUCSON

Arizona

DANIEL MITCHELL

Dermatology

Claims Filled98

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

BRIAN NACCARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

METAIRIE

Louisiana

AMIN ASHRAFZADEH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled96

MODESTO

California

WILLIAM SMITH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled95

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

JAMES SCHUSTER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled95

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

ALAN KENNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

MESQUITE

Texas

STUART ARBESFELD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

LOWELL

Massachusetts