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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
BOBBY TURNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

CORBIN

Kentucky

HERBERT ROEHRICH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled65

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

DONALD ST JOHN MA PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled65

IOWA CITY

Iowa

STANTON ELIAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled65

DETROIT

Michigan

THOMAS BRISLIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

THOMAS MOOSE RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled64

ROCHESTER

New York

PATRICK BROWN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled64

REDDING

California

JOHN MALONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled64

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

DAVID JOSEPHSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled63

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ANDREW SYLVESTER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled63

NEW YORK

New York

CHRISTOPHER LUZZIO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled63

MADISON

Wisconsin

STEVEN ANDREWS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled63

WISCONSIN RAPIDS

Wisconsin

AMELIA YEH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled63

ABILENE

Texas

ANGELA APPLEBEE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled63

BURLINGTON

Vermont

HART COHEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled63

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK HERRING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled63

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

AMOS KATZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled62

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

MISSION

Texas

JAMES FULOP MD

Neurology

Claims Filled62

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ROBERT HERNDON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled62

JACKSON

Mississippi

DAVID PICARD MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled62

CONCORD

New Hampshire

DAVID TABBY DO

Neurology

Claims Filled62

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY DIMARCO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled61

CHARDON

Ohio

LINDA BUCHWALD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled61

CAMBRIDGE

Massachusetts

GREGORY BJORKLUND PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled61

FARGO

North Dakota