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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
PAUL JACOBSEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled61

VANCOUVER

Washington

ALLYN SHER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled61

COLUMBIA

Missouri

KANG YU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled60

SENECA FALLS

New York

SHARON LYNCH M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled60

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

FRANKIE ROMAN MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled60

CANTON

Ohio

MICHAEL MCCUBBIN M.D., PC

Allergy

Claims Filled60

PELLA

Iowa

ANDREW PETERSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

GABRIEL PARDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

NARAYAN VERMA MD

Claims Filled59

WARREN

Michigan

JOHN BRABSON MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled59

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

BARBARA SALM PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled59

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROYAL EATON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled59

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LILY JUNG-HENSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled59

SEATTLE

Washington

STUART SILVERMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS NATHANSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL GOTTLIEB M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

LOS ANGELES

California

DOUGLAS JEFFERY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

ADVANCE

North Carolina

MARK HONZEL M.D.

Claims Filled58

BEVERLY HILLS

California

GEORGE HARRISON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled58

SAN FRANCISCO

California

AJAY DESHPANDE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled58

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JOSEPH LA MANCUSA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled57

FINDLAY

Ohio

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled56

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CAROLYN TAYLOR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled56

BELLINGHAM

Washington

ALICE BONITATI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled56

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island