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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
GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,480

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

NICHOLAS DODGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,480

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

KISHOR VORA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,479

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

RAJARATNAM ABRAHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,472

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

GARY MANKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,472

REISTERSTOWN

Maryland

THOMAS LAMPONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,467

GULF BREEZE

Florida

AMIR HAJIMOMENIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,464

NORFOLK

Virginia

JOSEPH ALESSANDRO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,461

DANIELSON

Connecticut

TROY FAJERSON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,456

WOODLAND

California

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,456

BECKLEY

West Virginia

SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,445

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

THOMAS STAMOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,444

CHICAGO

Illinois

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,442

BUSHNELL

Florida

MELVIN SCHWARTZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,441

NORWOOD

Massachusetts

ROGER SCHUTT D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,438

DORCHESTER CENTER

Massachusetts

DANILO FUNA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,434

ATHOL

Massachusetts

KENT BRITTON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,428

AURORA

Colorado

BRYAN SCHMITT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,425

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,425

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DUPUIS M. D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,421

PENSACOLA

Florida

BRUCE DENTLER MD, ABFP, CMD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,415

SPOKANE

Washington

BLAIR HOLL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,408

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

A. RICARD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,408

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MUSHTAQ AHMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,404

BAKERSFIELD

California

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,397

BOUNTIFUL

Utah