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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
HARVEY RIBACK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled70

NORWALK

Connecticut

HARRY OJEAS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled70

HOUSTON

Texas

STEPHEN PERSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled70

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

EUGENE O'HEA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

WIGGINS

Mississippi

ATUL VAHIL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

PUEBLO

Colorado

C WOODS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

ROYSTON

Georgia

RAMON FERNANDEZ-LEDON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

UNION

New Jersey

SAMUEL WALKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

LUVERNE

Alabama

HILDA ROQUE-DIEGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

LARRY LESLIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

AUXIER

Kentucky

GARY CONELL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

ARUN NAIK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled68

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

SIMON CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled68

ANTIOCH

California

JOSEPH DOWNS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

VALLEY

Alabama

ROBERT MOSS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled67

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

SRINIVAS VASIREDDI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled67

METUCHEN

New Jersey

MARK WOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

JONESBORO

Arkansas

GREGORY COSTELLO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

WYCKOFF

New Jersey

BRUCE SCHNEIDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled67

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

NABIL FAHMY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled67

CANTON

Ohio

JOSE PINAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled67

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MARK KINGSTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled67

LOUISA

Kentucky

RALPH WARNOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

THOMASTON

Georgia

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

EAGLE PASS

Texas