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WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. It is prescribed for people with certain types of irregular heartbeat, people with prosthetic (replacement or mechanical) heart valves, and people who have suffered a heart attack. Warfarin is also used to treat or prevent venous thrombosis (swelling and blood clot in a vein) and pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung). Warfarin is in a class of medications called anticoagulants ('blood thinners'). It works by decreasing the clotting ability of the blood. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

14.2M
Medicare Part D Claims
$179M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,345,735 $16.7M
Pennsylvania 1,022,013 $12.7M
New York 981,069 $12.5M
Florida 917,651 $10.3M
Ohio 724,863 $8.1M
Texas 707,347 $8.24M
Illinois 706,348 $8.23M
North Carolina 482,545 $5.84M
Massachusetts 456,655 $6.17M
Missouri 405,100 $4.57M
Wisconsin 399,572 $4.99M
Tennessee 394,514 $4.18M
New Jersey 367,619 $4.72M
Georgia 365,605 $4.16M
Michigan 358,286 $4.93M
Indiana 356,753 $4.17M
Virginia 326,038 $3.89M
Kentucky 318,813 $3.51M
Washington 312,527 $3.69M
Minnesota 288,471 $3.33M
Iowa 267,336 $2.43M
Arizona 249,979 $2.89M
Alabama 241,263 $2.61M
Oregon 218,350 $2.38M
Colorado 218,054 $2.18M
Louisiana 216,750 $2.16M
Connecticut 210,748 $2.58M
Kansas 199,261 $2.02M
South Carolina 196,610 $2.31M
Arkansas 181,539 $1.77M
Mississippi 171,036 $1.76M
Nebraska 167,482 $1.61M
Oklahoma 160,259 $1.89M
Maryland 153,178 $2.19M
West Virginia 138,734 $1.59M
Puerto Rico 95,738 $938K
Maine 90,205 $1.2M
Rhode Island 89,353 $1.14M
Nevada 86,763 $898K
Utah 81,481 $888K
Idaho 75,431 $847K
South Dakota 74,678 $727K
New Mexico 71,007 $894K
New Hampshire 61,390 $828K
Montana 60,863 $653K
North Dakota 48,745 $531K
Hawaii 41,528 $599K
Vermont 38,694 $501K
Delaware 29,461 $447K
Wyoming 28,047 $294K
District of Columbia 13,523 $180K
Alaska 10,589 $123K
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 WARFARIN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARC HOFFING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled8,535

PALM SPRINGS

California

WILLIAM WILSON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled6,115

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,737

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

RICHARD MILANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled4,704

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MICHAEL DAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled4,089

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

RICHARD WHITE

General Practice

Claims Filled3,859

SACRAMENTO

California

PAMELA BURGWINKLE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled3,808

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,778

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

VIKRAM TAMASKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,747

COLUMBUS

Ohio

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,549

LONG BEACH

California

ELAINE HYLEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,454

BOSTON

Massachusetts

BRIAN ING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,216

MAYWOOD

Illinois

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,142

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,094

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KATHLEEN GRIESER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,059

PARMA

Ohio

AHMET DIRICAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,964

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,916

WESTON

Massachusetts

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,851

WESTLAND

Michigan

THEODORE BRAICH M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled2,781

BEND

Oregon

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,778

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JAMES BYRKIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,761

SALEM

Oregon

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,728

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,669

LENEXA

Kansas

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,662

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,642

TUCKER

Georgia