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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
BRETT BERNSTEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled136

NEW YORK

New York

HEIDI GOLDBERG

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled133

SEMINOLE

Florida

STEPHEN ZILLER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled128

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

ALBANY

Georgia

CHARLES MONIER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled123

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

HAROLD SILVER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled123

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER BATISTA FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled123

EL PASO

Texas

JOSEPH PRATT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

CORINTH

Mississippi

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

EAGLE PASS

Texas

JOSEPH FELDER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled119

NEW YORK

New York

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

LORAIN

Ohio

DANILO DIAZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled110

YORK

Pennsylvania

GOPI VASUDEVAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled110

BARTLESVILLE

Oklahoma

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

GALAX

Virginia

ALEXANDER SHAPSIS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled109

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS ALABANZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

DANVILLE

Virginia

JOHN TURNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

CANTON

Texas

MOHAMMAD SAADAT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled106

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM SCOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

DARDANELLE

Arkansas

LENIN PETERS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled105

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

CULLMAN

Alabama

DEWEY BENSENHAVER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

PETERSBURG

West Virginia

PHILLIP PITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

LOUISIANA

Missouri

RALPH SANTORO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

HUBERT PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

KINSTON

North Carolina