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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.01M
Medicare Part D Claims
$19.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 107,797 $1.83M
New York 86,771 $1.34M
Pennsylvania 74,564 $1.18M
Florida 58,638 $890K
Texas 57,849 $948K
Ohio 56,940 $904K
Massachusetts 49,294 $792K
Illinois 43,725 $680K
Michigan 39,619 $669K
North Carolina 37,289 $613K
Missouri 31,905 $474K
Virginia 31,636 $467K
Wisconsin 31,272 $560K
Washington 30,921 $538K
New Jersey 29,610 $435K
Tennessee 29,010 $466K
Indiana 25,951 $426K
Maryland 23,511 $348K
Minnesota 23,059 $438K
Arizona 23,022 $354K
Connecticut 21,038 $329K
Georgia 20,450 $306K
Kentucky 18,836 $284K
Oregon 18,320 $329K
Alabama 18,162 $247K
Colorado 17,713 $315K
Louisiana 17,176 $243K
Iowa 15,626 $215K
South Carolina 14,007 $228K
Arkansas 13,897 $204K
Puerto Rico 13,307 $148K
Oklahoma 12,646 $186K
Mississippi 12,331 $183K
Maine 11,853 $199K
Kansas 11,088 $167K
West Virginia 10,605 $159K
Nebraska 9,313 $145K
New Hampshire 8,240 $127K
Rhode Island 8,132 $132K
Idaho 8,128 $132K
Utah 8,039 $129K
New Mexico 6,790 $99.9K
Nevada 5,551 $99.9K
Vermont 4,935 $91.2K
Montana 4,525 $73.4K
South Dakota 3,890 $53.4K
Delaware 3,217 $57.8K
Hawaii 3,188 $51.6K
North Dakota 2,607 $44K
Alaska 2,374 $38.6K
Wyoming 1,669 $31.2K
District of Columbia 1,666 $27.8K
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 LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUDITH SHARP NPP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

TROY

New York

EVELYN ARBOLEDA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

YORKTOWN

Virginia

CHRISTOPHER AIKEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ERWIN TING MD

Behavioral Neurology Neuropsychiatry

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

PETER BETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

CHANTAL WALSH M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

DONALD GOFF MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CLAUDIA RUIZ PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

MEGAN CRAWFORD PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

DU BOIS

Pennsylvania

ERIC WINTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

KEVIN MCINTYRE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

JENNIFER HEATH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

NANCY GRAHAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CORBIN

Kentucky

TODD BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SMITHFIELD

Utah

GALINA STAROSELSKY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PRINCETON

New Jersey

WILLIAM MALAMUD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SITABEN PARBHOO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

STACEY PARKS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DYER

Indiana

MARK WAGNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

READING

Pennsylvania

RONALD POMPEI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ANAHEIM

California

YATIN PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BELL GARDENS

California

DENNIS ANDERSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

AIMEE SCHWARTZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

ROBERT GERNER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

NICOLETTE WEISENSEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WATERTOWN

Wisconsin