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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
VICENTE FALGUI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

DANVILLE

Virginia

ROLANDO LONGORIA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled89

EL PASO

Texas

CLAIRE OWENS P.A.

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled89

WILSON

North Carolina

DAVID REEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

MACOMB

Illinois

GARY MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

BRISTOL

Connecticut

MELVILLE ACKERMAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled88

HADDONFIELD

New Jersey

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled88

CANFIELD

Ohio

ANTHONY COLVIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled88

MONROE

North Carolina

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN CARLSON M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled88

SALINAS

California

LIVIU RAPPAPORT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled86

WAYNE

New Jersey

EDUARDO ALVAREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled86

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

ALAA ELDIN MD

Claims Filled85

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

ALI VAZIRI M.D.

Claims Filled85

NAPA

California

MICHAEL FISHER DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled84

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

PATRICIA LEWIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled84

NEW BERN

North Carolina

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

DEL MAR

California

ARVIND DOSHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

SOUTH PLAINFIELD

New Jersey

JOHN WESTWOOD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

PLAINVIEW

Arkansas

PRIYA VASDEV M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled82

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

MONZER ATTAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled82

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOHN KRAVITZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled82

MOUNT LAUREL

New Jersey

L.J. BELL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

HELENA

Arkansas