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CARAFATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

341K
Medicare Part D Claims
$47.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 26,905 $3.84M
California 24,874 $3.58M
Florida 23,635 $3.14M
Texas 23,098 $3.33M
Pennsylvania 21,108 $2.85M
New Jersey 16,946 $2.26M
Ohio 15,003 $2.03M
North Carolina 14,538 $2.08M
Georgia 14,090 $1.9M
Illinois 10,517 $1.43M
Alabama 9,997 $1.35M
Louisiana 9,578 $1.23M
Virginia 9,152 $1.23M
Kentucky 8,387 $1.19M
Arkansas 7,880 $1.19M
Tennessee 7,877 $1.11M
Michigan 6,611 $934K
Massachusetts 6,582 $997K
Mississippi 6,158 $960K
Indiana 5,830 $828K
South Carolina 5,381 $769K
Oklahoma 5,204 $768K
Missouri 4,997 $654K
Minnesota 4,739 $620K
Wisconsin 4,693 $625K
Maryland 4,586 $596K
Connecticut 4,410 $590K
Washington 3,852 $520K
Colorado 3,257 $475K
Arizona 3,231 $466K
Kansas 3,217 $395K
Iowa 3,198 $376K
West Virginia 3,005 $471K
Oregon 2,356 $323K
Nebraska 1,871 $236K
New Mexico 1,626 $244K
Maine 1,618 $236K
Utah 1,608 $198K
Rhode Island 1,572 $204K
New Hampshire 1,299 $188K
Idaho 1,134 $136K
Nevada 1,061 $154K
Montana 914 $115K
South Dakota 662 $82.3K
Vermont 584 $80.4K
Delaware 481 $64.2K
Wyoming 427 $60.5K
Hawaii 418 $69.2K
North Dakota 416 $45.9K
District of Columbia 338 $36.6K
Alaska 293 $45.6K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for CARAFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ENRICO SOUTO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

MIAMI

Florida

TASOS MANOKAS DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DAVID GRYBOSKI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

ALTAF GIRACH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled54

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled54

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

JAMES FREDERICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

WEST LIBERTY

Kentucky

DAVID ZAFFINO FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

UTICA

New York

DERYCK BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

DUSHORE

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY HOLMES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

HURRICANE

West Virginia

KRISTIN GAUMER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

LANSING

Michigan

MARK NOAR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

TOWSON

Maryland

ARNALDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

FREDERICK FRENCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

ROSWELL

New Mexico

LEONARD EVANS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

CHARLES ULRICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

WILLMAR

Minnesota

WILLIAM BELK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

PENSACOLA

Florida

MILTON JOLIVETTE MEDICAL DOCTOR

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JENNIFER SCHROEDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

MT STERLING

Illinois

RONALD KALCHIK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BRENT GOODSPEED PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

BAKERSFIELD

California

TERESA TACOPINA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

DAVID HENDERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

MENA

Arkansas