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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IKECHUKWU OHIAERI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled310

VICTORVILLE

California

RANDALL ORR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled310

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY KLOPPER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled309

SMYRNA

Georgia

SAI CHUNDU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled309

CORONA

California

JYOTI SHAH M.D. DFAPA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled308

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled307

ST LOUIS

Missouri

ANTONY JOSEPH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled307

RICHMOND

Virginia

JAMES SHOLTZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

COVINGTON

Louisiana

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

BUFFALO

New York

JUANITA KIRBY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

DALLAS

Texas

WILLIAM ROBERTS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

ARCADIA

Wisconsin

KOTI MANNEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled301

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled300

SACRAMENTO

California

CHANDRAKANT PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled299

FORT WORTH

Texas

SHARON ECKHART ARNP, CS

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled299

SPENCER

Iowa

MAUREEN HICKERT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled299

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HAROLD WHITELEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled298

EUGENE

Oregon

GUIDO BORIOSI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled297

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

PAUL MCGINNIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled297

BRANDON

Mississippi

PETER HAUBER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled296

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

DANIEL CHUEH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled296

SANTA ANA

California

ANANDA CHELLAPPAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled295

RICHMOND

Virginia

KISHORKUMAR DEDANIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

RANDOLPH HEMSATH M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

SEMINOLE

Florida

KARL ZEFF M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

SACRAMENTO

California