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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
NEVILLE KOTWAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

ALEX THOMAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled289

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

RAHIM SHAFA MD

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled288

NATICK

Massachusetts

PETER RAMIREZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

BEAVERCREEK

Ohio

PHILLIP DIAS-MANDOLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled287

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

SALVADOR CENICEROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled284

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

WILLIAM GREENFIELD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled284

PAOLI

Pennsylvania

GABRIELA OBROCEA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled283

BAKERSFIELD

California

JOHN WEINSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled282

SANTA ANA

California

VERONICA MOTIRAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled282

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled282

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

MARILYN ADLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled280

BOULDER

Colorado

SYED ANWAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled279

ELGIN

Illinois

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled278

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

LEAH DICKERSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled278

JEFFERSONVILLE

Indiana

IKECHUKWU OFOMATA MD

Claims Filled277

DALLAS

Texas

SALVADOR ARELLA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled274

PALMDALE

California

WILLIAM FULLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled272

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

GINA PUZZUOLI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SUDHIR GOKHALE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

OAK LAWN

Illinois

JOSEPH LUCAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled269

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SYLVIA HANSON M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled269

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

KAREN WIENER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled267

ROCHESTER

New York

REYNALDO DE LOS ANGELES M.D.

Claims Filled267

GRAND ISLAND

Nebraska