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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
RONALD GOLDBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,614

HAVERHILL

Massachusetts

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,603

LORAIN

Ohio

BEVERLY FIRTH RN, MN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled2,491

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

LILIYA GEKHMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,490

GENEVA

New York

DAVID DYKE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,376

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

ALAN SMITH MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled2,369

KENMORE

New York

JEAN CONNORS MD

Hematology

Claims Filled2,297

BOSTON

Massachusetts

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,280

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DONALD DAVIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,271

ATLANTA

Georgia

AMY REISEN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled2,232

DUBUQUE

Iowa

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,226

CULLMAN

Alabama

LAUREN TRAN PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled2,193

LONG BEACH

California

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,150

HICKORY

North Carolina

PAULA CARMICHAEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,138

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,130

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM JAMES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,091

SAND SPRINGS

Oklahoma

ZACHARY SIMPSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,088

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,074

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JOSEPH ANQUILLARE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,060

HARTFORD

Connecticut

EILEEN SIMAK D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,049

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

STEVE KAWAHARA PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled2,046

LONG BEACH

California

REZA ESFAHANI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,028

ARVADA

Colorado

DARLENE ELIAS M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled2,027

LA JOLLA

California

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,002

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,996

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina