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PROVIGIL

Improves daytime wakefulness in people with uncontrollable sleepiness caused by narcolepsy or sleep apnea. Also used in people who are sleep deprived from working odd hours such as a night shift. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

155K
Medicare Part D Claims
$223M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,472 $21.2M
New York 17,361 $15.4M
Texas 13,774 $12.3M
Florida 12,828 $11.8M
Pennsylvania 12,261 $12.1M
Ohio 9,909 $9.96M
Indiana 7,756 $7.42M
Michigan 7,665 $7.81M
North Carolina 7,544 $7.14M
Massachusetts 7,215 $6.98M
Illinois 7,127 $6.59M
Tennessee 7,112 $7.1M
New Jersey 6,961 $6.56M
Minnesota 6,146 $6.43M
Georgia 5,394 $5.07M
Missouri 5,187 $4.71M
Alabama 4,905 $4.32M
Wisconsin 4,863 $4.78M
Washington 4,040 $4.08M
Virginia 3,927 $3.99M
Kentucky 3,868 $3.61M
Colorado 3,744 $3.56M
Oklahoma 3,647 $3.33M
Oregon 3,587 $3.77M
South Carolina 3,540 $3.64M
Arizona 3,353 $3.34M
Louisiana 3,189 $2.84M
Connecticut 2,860 $2.63M
Maryland 2,634 $2.62M
Utah 2,558 $2.38M
Kansas 2,422 $2.06M
Iowa 2,307 $2.23M
Mississippi 2,159 $1.87M
Arkansas 2,096 $1.78M
West Virginia 2,075 $1.94M
Nebraska 2,073 $1.86M
Maine 1,770 $1.83M
Idaho 1,584 $1.48M
Nevada 1,384 $1.17M
New Hampshire 1,350 $1.34M
Montana 1,336 $1.25M
Vermont 1,208 $1.16M
Rhode Island 1,128 $989K
New Mexico 1,085 $1.01M
South Dakota 782 $741K
Wyoming 657 $565K
Delaware 570 $586K
North Dakota 463 $374K
Alaska 421 $433K
Puerto Rico 338 $252K
Hawaii 295 $274K
District of Columbia 174 $186K
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 PROVIGIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ASHRAF AHMED MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JAMES PAGEL MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled80

PUEBLO

Colorado

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled80

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHELLE GEROW-ELLIS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled79

DULUTH

Minnesota

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled79

WILMETTE

Illinois

CHARLES WELLS M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled79

MACON

Georgia

JAMES LAMON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

MOULTRIE

Georgia

JENIFER PATTERSON APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled79

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD SHUBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

ARCADIA

California

ESKENDER GETACHEW MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled78

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MARK KOFLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

SANTA BARBARA

California

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled78

JACKSON

Mississippi

JEFFREY GITT D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled78

PHOENIX

Arizona

EDWARD LOVE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

RUDOLPH ADDY MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled77

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

DOUGLAS STUART M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOSEPH HERBERT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled77

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

DAVID PALLAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

ALBANY

New York

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled76

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GAVIN AWERBUCH MD, PLLC

Neurology

Claims Filled76

SAGINAW

Michigan

SIBYL WRAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled75

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ANAND BHUPTANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

HANY HADDAD MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled74

ATLANTA

Georgia

MARTIN JOHNSON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled74

SALEM

Oregon