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Prescriber Checkup » HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN

HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN

Treats pain and inflammation caused by arthritis, menstrual cramps, and other medical problems. This medicine is a combination of a narcotic pain reliever and a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory medicine (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

124K
Medicare Part D Claims
$9.39M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 30,817 $1.21M
Florida 23,633 $890K
Illinois 13,550 $452K
New York 12,860 $458K
California 11,563 $532K
New Jersey 10,326 $303K
Alabama 9,682 $296K
Pennsylvania 9,659 $352K
North Carolina 8,990 $289K
Missouri 7,965 $333K
Arkansas 7,666 $283K
Ohio 7,656 $280K
Georgia 7,642 $244K
Louisiana 7,077 $211K
Michigan 6,601 $282K
Indiana 6,389 $246K
Tennessee 5,865 $183K
Virginia 5,707 $196K
Mississippi 5,290 $157K
Oklahoma 5,129 $210K
South Carolina 3,773 $142K
Kentucky 3,497 $132K
West Virginia 3,350 $123K
Connecticut 3,343 $93.7K
Colorado 3,111 $125K
Arizona 3,099 $118K
Massachusetts 2,875 $98.7K
Washington 2,719 $96.3K
Kansas 2,556 $94.9K
Wisconsin 2,478 $88.5K
Maryland 2,307 $78.5K
Oregon 2,279 $85.2K
Puerto Rico 2,213 $69.5K
Minnesota 1,688 $55.4K
New Mexico 1,631 $68.7K
Nebraska 1,599 $51.4K
Nevada 1,452 $77K
Iowa 1,363 $47.9K
North Dakota 958 $29.6K
Montana 938 $38.8K
Utah 914 $26.2K
Idaho 885 $37.7K
Rhode Island 838 $31.3K
Maine 782 $24.7K
South Dakota 771 $29.6K
New Hampshire 702 $21.2K
District of Columbia 603 $21.4K
Delaware 576 $22.8K
Wyoming 463 $18.9K
Vermont 385 $16.7K
Alaska 356 $12.8K
Hawaii 322 $14.5K
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 HYDROCODONE BIT-IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NGOC HOANG M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

DELORES GAYLE M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled103

NEWARK

New Jersey

EI LIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled101

MARYVILLE

Illinois

JAMES HASSELL MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled101

CHATOM

Alabama

JOHN KINGSLEY M.D.,FACS, RVT

Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled99

VESTAVIA HILLS

Alabama

AMER AKHRASS M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled99

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ADEWUNMI AKANDE MD

Claims Filled99

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JOHN BENTLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MATTHEW WILLIAMS D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled97

HIGHLAND

Arkansas

MARIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

CHRISTIE SKINNER APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled96

EL DORADO

Arkansas

STEPHEN DUNN DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled95

OCALA

Florida

QUAN NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

ANNANDALE

Virginia

HECTOR FLORENTINO

Specialist

Claims Filled94

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled94

MOBILE

Alabama

FRANCISCO RUGAMA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled94

MISSION

Texas

WALTER PEDEMONTE M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

OAK PARK

Illinois

GUOPING ZHOU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

NEW YORK

New York

TAJUL CHOWDHURY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled92

EDINBURG

Texas

EDGARD JANER M.D., P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled92

TAMPA

Florida

KENNETH WILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

SAINT ROSE

Louisiana

JUAN BAHAMON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

DAVID DENT DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled90

HOUSTON

Texas

CARLOS SCHWEITZER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

DERBY

Connecticut

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled89

HARLINGEN

Texas