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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
AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled66

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

DAVID GORMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

MISSOULA

Montana

ROBERT COPLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled66

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SHELLY GRAY NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled66

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CARLOS AGUILAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

PASADENA

Texas

CHUN WANG LAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled66

TRUMBULL

Connecticut

IRA KNEPP M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

ALBANY

Georgia

DAISY DE GUZMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

NEWARK

New Jersey

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled65

DUBLIN

Georgia

NOMA DAKHIL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

WESTLAKE

Ohio

STEPHEN DUPLECHAIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

FRANK LASALA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

ROSEAU

Minnesota

CECIL PARKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

MOBILE

Alabama

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled64

MIAMI

Florida

VITO DITOMASO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

ENGLEWOOD

Florida

JONDAVID POLLOCK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled64

WHEELING

West Virginia

EDWARD TREMOULIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

LIMA

Ohio

ETHAN WEBB M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled64

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

TIM PADEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

KAREL RYBNICEK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

SHELBY

North Carolina

CHARLES CARTER MD DPH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

ALTUS

Oklahoma

LOEY KOUSA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

PAINTSVILLE

Kentucky

ARNALDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

AUGUSTE TURNIER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

HADDONFIELD

New Jersey