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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
BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,987

GALAX

Virginia

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,943

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,943

SAN DIEGO

California

STEPHEN BRESNAHAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,941

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

KAREN HOYT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,940

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

MURALI RAMADURAI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,932

NEWTON

Massachusetts

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,929

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

BESSIE HAZARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,913

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,864

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

ARTHUR BREGOLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,834

BRAINTREE

Massachusetts

MICHAEL KLUFAS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,822

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

RABI KUTOB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,821

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,820

MAUMEE

Ohio

ROBERT HALSTED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,796

WASHINGTON

Missouri

WILLIAM PATRICK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,779

PINEHURST

North Carolina

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,773

DUNEDIN

Florida

ROBERT DURAKO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,767

LEHIGHTON

Pennsylvania

MARTIN PERLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,767

NORWALK

Connecticut

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,763

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MARK ROHRER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,748

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

CHARLES CANFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,745

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

CHRISTOPHER HORTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,729

DENVER

Colorado

ANANT LODHIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,718

SACRAMENTO

California

LEON MENAJOVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,709

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,705

WESTLAND

Michigan