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CARAFATE

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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
GREGORY GEORGE M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled56

SHARON

Pennsylvania

EDWARD GILLIE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled56

ST JAMES CITY

Florida

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

KENNETH WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WARREN

Pennsylvania

CHESTER BARTRAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

NORTH CANTON

Ohio

FRANCIS BRIDE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

GARY BODNARCHUK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

PADUCAH

Kentucky

HOWARD SCHNEIDER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

CHEYENNE

Wyoming

CHARLES SETSER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

JOHN POYNOR M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled55

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DONALD MACKLER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

HOWARD GUSS D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled55

OCEAN

New Jersey

WRIGHT SHIELDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

NEW BERN

North Carolina

SAGE SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

MONROEVILLE

Alabama

ASYA BENIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT SCHUSTER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled54

DADEVILLE

Alabama

WILLIAM SIMPSON D.O.

Surgery

Claims Filled53

EASTLAND

Texas

WILLIAM CHEN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled53

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

DALE GRUNEWALD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN CORLESS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

KATHERINE JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

KENTON

Ohio

BENNY GREEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

TIMOTHY DECKER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

RAINSVILLE

Alabama

STEPHANIE JONES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled53

JAMESTOWN

Kentucky

CHARLES MORGAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

APOPKA

Florida