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CARAFATE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CARAFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
YURIY PERTSOVSKY

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled159

BROOKLYN

New York

HAROLD SILVER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled158

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled152

NEW YORK

New York

STEPHEN ZILLER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled151

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MELANIE GOULD PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled149

NEW YORK

New York

CHARLES MONIER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled146

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled141

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD SAADAT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled139

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

CHALLA AJIT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled139

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

MICHAEL ANTONY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled137

BRONX

New York

GITA KOSHY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled134

MELBOURNE

Florida

PRADEEP MAHAL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled134

UNION

New Jersey

BAHRAM AHMADI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled129

SEBRING

Florida

RUSSELL HENRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

HOUMA

Louisiana

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

LOS ANGELES

California

RAMON RULLAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled124

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALI VAZIRI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled124

NAPA

California

ARIEL MEDINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

BROOKLYN

New York

BYUNG KANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

FLUSHING

New York

KEITH MORRIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled120

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

WILLIAM NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

NASHVILLE

Georgia

HECTOR LOZANO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled119

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

AMANDA LACOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

JENNINGS

Louisiana

EUGENE PANTANGCO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled119

LOS ALAMITOS

California