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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
ARUN OHRI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled99

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT DELUCA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

EASTLAND

Texas

EUGENE PANTANGCO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled98

NEWPORT BEACH

California

RONALD RINKER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled98

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi

THOMAS FAUSETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

ADEL

Georgia

PRADEEP MAHAL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled98

UNION

New Jersey

ARIEL MEDINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

BROOKLYN

New York

EDMOND BLADES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

WESTLAKE

Ohio

CANAN AVUNDUK MD PHD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

MELROSE

Massachusetts

PRINCETON PHYSICIANS ASSOCIATES

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

MONTEREY PARK

California

MOUNZER SOUED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

PENSACOLA

Florida

WILLIAM MAYORAL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled96

ORLANDO

Florida

MARK ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

EVERGREEN

Alabama

LYLE BAUMAN M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled96

MARION

Virginia

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

DAVID FIESELER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

THOMASTON

Georgia

GERALD SILVOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

STEPHEN LEVINE MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled95

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

LEONARDO MENDEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

ARLINGTON

Virginia

JOEL SACH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled94

TARZANA

California

AMANDA LACOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

JENNINGS

Louisiana

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled92

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES MCCONNELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

STEPHEN JOHNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

GULFPORT

Mississippi

JOHN DAY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled91

ALABASTER

Alabama