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CARAFATE

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

149K
Medicare Part D Claims
$41.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 23,017 $2.97M
New York 22,660 $3.02M
Florida 21,917 $2.56M
Texas 21,766 $2.87M
Puerto Rico 20,568 $1.51M
Pennsylvania 18,769 $2.26M
New Jersey 15,029 $1.74M
North Carolina 14,108 $1.81M
Ohio 13,881 $1.7M
Georgia 13,670 $1.68M
Illinois 10,437 $1.29M
Alabama 9,480 $1.17M
Virginia 8,671 $1.04M
Louisiana 8,151 $937K
Kentucky 7,815 $993K
Arkansas 7,760 $1.08M
Tennessee 7,696 $958K
Massachusetts 6,890 $944K
Mississippi 5,852 $820K
Indiana 5,646 $741K
Oklahoma 5,254 $709K
South Carolina 5,151 $670K
Michigan 5,101 $646K
Missouri 4,987 $580K
Minnesota 4,436 $524K
Maryland 4,204 $494K
Connecticut 3,680 $436K
Wisconsin 3,638 $447K
Washington 3,548 $434K
West Virginia 3,197 $447K
Kansas 3,118 $341K
Iowa 3,013 $314K
Colorado 2,987 $405K
Arizona 2,759 $350K
Oregon 2,633 $321K
Nebraska 1,958 $229K
New Mexico 1,763 $219K
Rhode Island 1,631 $204K
Utah 1,465 $164K
Maine 1,380 $165K
New Hampshire 1,341 $172K
Idaho 1,200 $132K
Nevada 1,095 $139K
Montana 879 $95.9K
South Dakota 634 $67.3K
Vermont 582 $72.1K
Wyoming 539 $62.7K
Delaware 473 $51.7K
Hawaii 420 $57.2K
North Dakota 406 $40.1K
District of Columbia 278 $27.5K
Alaska 262 $37.9K
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 CARAFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EFRAIN CAMARA

Claims Filled654

HIALEAH

Florida

GENNADY UKRAINSKY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled557

FOREST HILLS

New York

ALFRED MCNAIR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled371

OCEAN SPRINGS

Mississippi

SIMON CHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

GRASS VALLEY

California

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled304

HIALEAH

Florida

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled285

MONTEREY PARK

California

BRENDA KETCHER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled250

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled238

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL BERTINO M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled234

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

NELSON RHODUS

Dentist

Claims Filled224

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

BETH TAYLOR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled213

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

RAJENDRA TRIVEDI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled206

DANVILLE

Virginia

PASAM RAO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled191

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

KEITH MORRIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled177

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

KEITH KULJU MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled171

JAMESTOWN

New York

SAMUEL DAVIDOFF MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled171

FOREST HILLS

New York

OSCAR MENDEZ TURINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled169

MIAMI

Florida

LEONARD FICHTER DO

Surgery

Claims Filled169

HURRICANE

West Virginia

RUSSELL HENRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

HOUMA

Louisiana

AJIT KOKKAT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled154

WILLIMANTIC

Connecticut

PHILIP TIPPIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

DANVILLE

Arkansas

GITA KOSHY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled149

MELBOURNE

Florida

LAWRENCE CALDWELL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled146

NEWTON

North Carolina

HRAIR SIMONIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled142

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

GLASGOW

Kentucky