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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.67M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 119 of 3362

$97.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 244 of 3362

425,324
Patients

Rank: 175 of 3362

123,735
Prescribers

Rank: 208 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 46,627 270,186 $11.5M
New York 30,248 196,928 $7.06M
Florida 32,626 182,379 $6.35M
Texas 26,578 148,824 $5.15M
Pennsylvania 21,572 143,627 $4.98M
Ohio 19,042 113,135 $5.23M
Illinois 18,147 111,345 $4.05M
Michigan 15,444 83,276 $3.25M
North Carolina 12,914 80,602 $2.59M
Missouri 11,175 71,433 $2.71M
New Jersey 11,432 68,238 $2.51M
Georgia 10,415 67,360 $2.28M
Tennessee 10,604 66,291 $2.01M
Wisconsin 9,321 61,378 $2.35M
Massachusetts 9,203 59,239 $2.23M
Indiana 9,687 57,502 $1.99M
Minnesota 9,234 55,278 $2.53M
Virginia 8,527 50,095 $1.94M
Washington 8,665 49,880 $1.83M
Arizona 8,938 47,531 $1.86M
Kentucky 7,589 46,095 $1.53M
Iowa 6,275 44,402 $1.4M
Alabama 7,783 44,274 $1.31M
Oregon 6,970 42,123 $1.69M
Colorado 6,294 35,138 $1.43M
South Carolina 5,651 33,611 $1.06M
Arkansas 5,197 33,586 $925K
Kansas 4,942 33,323 $1.2M
Maryland 5,781 30,980 $1.32M
Louisiana 5,142 30,815 $898K
Connecticut 4,871 30,456 $1.06M
Oklahoma 5,156 30,123 $963K
Mississippi 3,797 24,700 $591K
Nebraska 3,254 23,085 $691K
West Virginia 3,229 19,198 $608K
Utah 2,775 14,530 $580K
Maine 2,358 14,258 $581K
Nevada 2,540 13,708 $458K
South Dakota 1,820 13,556 $445K
Rhode Island 1,759 12,710 $449K
New Mexico 2,329 12,183 $469K
North Dakota 1,667 11,396 $457K
Idaho 1,985 11,152 $357K
New Hampshire 1,774 10,323 $382K
Montana 1,320 7,998 $241K
Hawaii 1,343 7,284 $294K
Delaware 1,086 5,385 $239K
Vermont 874 5,066 $203K
District of Columbia 856 4,156 $206K
Alaska 328 2,812 $62.8K
Wyoming 411 2,673 $82.6K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,754

DES MOINES

Iowa

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled2,753

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,528

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,271

WARWICK

Rhode Island

NICKLESH THAKUR D.O.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,779

SACRAMENTO

California

NEAL HERMANOWICZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,758

ORANGE

California

MARTHA NANCE

Neurology

Claims Filled1,611

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

GEORGE PLOTKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,597

TYLER

Texas

BRIAN MADDUX MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,562

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,460

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ANGELA HARDWICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,416

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DEAN SUTHERLAND MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,331

SARASOTA

Florida

SARA BATYA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,299

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

XIULI LI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,254

AMHERST

New York

ALAN FREEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,242

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHERYL WATERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,239

NEW YORK

New York

RAJEEV KUMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,209

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

DANIEL KUYPER MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,208

DENVER

Colorado

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled1,198

MIRAMAR

Florida

BURTON SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,190

DURHAM

North Carolina

LESLIE NEUMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,188

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JOY DEMARCAIDA

Neurology

Claims Filled1,127

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

KEVIN KLOS MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,121

TULSA

Oklahoma

ALAN DIAMOND DO

Neurology

Claims Filled1,120

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

LEE TEMPEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,120

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri