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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
PETER KONTOS DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

CLEVELAND

Ohio

HARRY SCHWERDTFEGER MD

Psychosomatic Medicine

Claims Filled349

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

ALAN MARKIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled348

LA CANADA

California

SUBHASH PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled348

GASTONIA

North Carolina

ATUL SHETH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled345

SPRING VALLEY

Illinois

MONIKA PELLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled345

MARION

Virginia

RICHARD FLANIGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled343

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES LARSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

ORANGE PARK

Florida

LARK HUGHES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled339

TERRELL

Texas

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled336

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

KENNETH JOBSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled335

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MILLA KAREV MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled332

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ETHAN KISCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled331

WARWICK

Rhode Island

DAVID ZERRIEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled329

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

MARK PUTNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled328

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW BERGER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled326

MOOSIC

Pennsylvania

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled325

BEAUMONT

Texas

MAHMOUD AHMED MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled322

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

MICHAEL OBERG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled319

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

KENNY TERRY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled317

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

NARAYANA REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled317

PEORIA

Illinois

DAVID KRAFT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled317

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled316

OPELIKA

Alabama

STEVEN MACINA DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled316

HUNTINGTON BEACH

California

SYED AFTAB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled312

JASPER

Alabama