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VESICARE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

830K
Medicare Part D Claims
$287M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 129,163 $25.4M
Florida 115,338 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 106,808 $20M
Texas 100,044 $20.3M
New York 96,212 $19.3M
Illinois 68,049 $13.4M
Ohio 54,952 $11.1M
North Carolina 50,411 $9.17M
New Jersey 44,270 $9.09M
Tennessee 40,319 $7.46M
Georgia 37,077 $6.89M
Missouri 36,523 $6.58M
Indiana 35,956 $7.16M
Wisconsin 33,892 $6.25M
Michigan 33,218 $7.21M
Kentucky 29,002 $5.54M
Virginia 28,813 $5.73M
Massachusetts 28,062 $5.44M
Alabama 27,905 $5.01M
Louisiana 27,266 $4.99M
South Carolina 23,769 $4.46M
Washington 23,341 $4.73M
Iowa 22,946 $4.05M
Arizona 20,241 $4.37M
Minnesota 20,069 $4.19M
Connecticut 19,347 $3.91M
Kansas 18,420 $3.37M
Nebraska 18,407 $3.14M
Mississippi 17,746 $3.08M
Oklahoma 17,727 $3.7M
Arkansas 16,776 $2.94M
Colorado 14,678 $3.01M
Oregon 14,108 $2.78M
Maryland 13,924 $3.2M
West Virginia 10,033 $1.93M
Maine 8,816 $1.89M
Utah 7,659 $1.5M
Idaho 6,950 $1.33M
Nevada 6,897 $1.45M
South Dakota 6,710 $1.21M
Rhode Island 6,077 $1.06M
New Hampshire 4,983 $1M
New Mexico 4,810 $953K
Montana 4,483 $814K
Hawaii 4,198 $881K
North Dakota 3,559 $653K
Delaware 3,226 $769K
Vermont 2,886 $587K
Wyoming 2,452 $468K
Alaska 2,300 $346K
District of Columbia 1,108 $238K
Puerto Rico 162 $29.9K
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 »


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Top prescribers for VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALI MOKHLESI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUBURN

California

RAHUL DESAI MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

SEATTLE

Washington

JEFFREY SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BISMARCK

North Dakota

CHRISTOPHER MANATT M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

VICTORIA

Texas

DOUGLAS STATES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

PAULA ROOKIS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN HEFFERNAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

NEWPORT

Rhode Island

DEAN TORTORELIS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

EDINA

Minnesota

MARIANN ALPERIN M.D., M.S.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled50

LA JOLLA

California

ALEXANDER KUDRYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIDGEWATER

New Jersey

TIMOTHY SPEARS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

IOLA

Kansas

HERB SINGH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

AUSTIN

Texas

JOHN ABBOTT M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

ZOYA BERENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

IRVIN BONDER MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

DENVILLE

New Jersey

JAMES KENNY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

PEORIA

Illinois

KATHLEEN SANDNESS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURG

Kansas

AJIT KHAIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

THEODORE OLSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CROOKSTON

Minnesota

SANTUCCIO RICCIARDI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

SIXTO LIRIO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CAPE MAY COURT HOUS

New Jersey

YASEEN ODEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

PATRICK LEU MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

OMAHA

Nebraska

WILLIAM HUGHES MD

Urology

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Alabama

ROBERT BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia