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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
CHARLES CANTOR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled73

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOSE RAFECAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled73

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

MARK GABR M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled72

SALEM

Oregon

MARSHALL VANCE D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

AQUEEL KOUSER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled71

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

DEO PEPPERSACK NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled71

NAMPA

Idaho

SOWBHAGYA SONTHINENI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled71

BINGHAMTON

New York

CAREN DOUENIAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled70

CORNING

New York

WILLIAM MERVA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled70

PRINCETON

West Virginia

SUDHIR BATCHU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled70

COLUMBIA

Missouri

RAFAEL TATAY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

LINCOLN

Nebraska

RAVI CHANDRAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled69

SENECA

South Carolina

DAVID MATTSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled68

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

STEPHEN DENAGY M4915

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

MRIDULA PRASAD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled67

MUNSTER

Indiana

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota

DAVID HON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

WICHITA

Kansas

GAUTAM SAMADDER MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled67

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MICHAEL CONRAD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled66

PENSACOLA

Florida

JOHN NAPOLI PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled66

BUFFALO

New York

DAVID THOMAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled66

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

WILLIAM JOHNSON CFPMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled66

BRANDON

Mississippi

MARLENE DIETRICH M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled66

VANCOUVER

Washington

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled66

DERBY

Connecticut

LEAH DICKERSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled66

JEFFERSONVILLE

Indiana