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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
WILLIAM BATTLE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SCOTT RINESMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

LIMA

Ohio

ZEBEDIAH STEARNS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

EUNICE

Louisiana

NAILA KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

WEST ORANGE

New Jersey

LILY TRAN M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

LEESBURG

Florida

JOSEPH PERROTTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

NORWOOD

Massachusetts

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled79

MIAMI

Florida

JEFFREY HOLMES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

HURRICANE

West Virginia

MICHAEL TORCHIA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

COLUMBIA

Pennsylvania

DANIEL GAGNE M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled77

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DEEPESH PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

POUGHKEEPSIE

New York

JOYCE HAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PAUL DUNN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

EDMONTON

Kentucky

WILLIAM NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

NASHVILLE

Georgia

STEPHEN BAUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

MENTOR

Ohio

MARK LI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

HACIENDA HTS

California

DEAN CONLEY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled76

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MARK NOAR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled76

TOWSON

Maryland

PAUL OCZYPOK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BYUNG KANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

FLUSHING

New York

PURVI PATEL MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled75

YORK

Pennsylvania

SADIG MONAWAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

NASHUA

New Hampshire

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ANDREW SCHWARTZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled75

CHERRY HILL

New Jersey

HOUSEIN WAZAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled75

MERIDEN

Connecticut