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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
USHA SACHDEV M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

POMONA

California

KANUBHAI PATEL MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled51

CANTON

Ohio

ANNE DALL

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

PATRICIA CARSON CNS/ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled51

PITTSBURG

Kansas

WILLIAM PATTERSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

YANIK LUIS-ROIG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

MELBOURNE

Florida

KIMBERLY DELANEY MN, PSYD

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled51

EUGENE

Oregon

REGINA MCGLOTHLIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

EUGENE

Oregon

MONICA KENNEDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RALPH LISSAUR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

IRVINE

California

RICARDO SCHACK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

WAXAHACHIE

Texas

TINA VEST MSN, APRN, BC

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled51

LINCOLN

Nebraska

WALDBURG ZOMORODI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

PRINCETON

New Jersey

MIHAELA PETERSEN M.D.

Claims Filled51

SAN DIEGO

California

PRATHAP VAADYALA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

FRESNO

California

LAURA VAN DUSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

AURORA PARANAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

GLEN GARDNER

New Jersey

THOMAS BROZOVICH D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

PORT HURON

Michigan

EDWARD EHLERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

TERRI HELBLING NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled51

RUSHVILLE

Indiana

HANI AHMAD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

COLUMBIA CITY

Indiana

JANICE SLOAN

Registered Nurse, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Child Adolescent

Claims Filled51

DALLAS

Texas

PHYLLIS RAMIREZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

JACKSONVILLE

Texas

JENNIFER NANCE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled51

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

EDWARD LAMSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

WESTLAND

Michigan