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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
JYOTINDRA SHAH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,681

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,677

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

JOSHUA MINTZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,671

BELCHERTOWN

Massachusetts

CHANG KANG M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,670

AURORA

Colorado

DONALD CULVER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,670

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

APURVA DESAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,656

BEL AIR

Maryland

DAVID SHIH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,622

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

ELADIO DIEGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,616

OCALA

Florida

MARC NEVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,615

SALEM

Virginia

SAEID ELMI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,612

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,603

PHOENIX

Arizona

IMRAN HAQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,601

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

TEXARKANA

Texas

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,566

VANCOUVER

Washington

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,564

MELBOURNE

Florida

DONNA GILLETTE ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled1,551

SYRACUSE

New York

HELEN JOE PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled1,546

CARSON

California

THOMAS DEGREGORY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,535

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

DON LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,522

GLENDALE

California

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,518

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

LAURENCE FAVROT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,513

SAN DIEGO

California

ALICE SUH PHARM.D.

Pharmacist

Claims Filled1,504

PASADENA

California

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,502

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,500

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ASHISH GANDHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,485

NORTH ANDOVER

Massachusetts