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CARAFATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

341K
Medicare Part D Claims
$47.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 26,905 $3.84M
California 24,874 $3.58M
Florida 23,635 $3.14M
Texas 23,098 $3.33M
Pennsylvania 21,108 $2.85M
New Jersey 16,946 $2.26M
Ohio 15,003 $2.03M
North Carolina 14,538 $2.08M
Georgia 14,090 $1.9M
Illinois 10,517 $1.43M
Alabama 9,997 $1.35M
Louisiana 9,578 $1.23M
Virginia 9,152 $1.23M
Kentucky 8,387 $1.19M
Arkansas 7,880 $1.19M
Tennessee 7,877 $1.11M
Michigan 6,611 $934K
Massachusetts 6,582 $997K
Mississippi 6,158 $960K
Indiana 5,830 $828K
South Carolina 5,381 $769K
Oklahoma 5,204 $768K
Missouri 4,997 $654K
Minnesota 4,739 $620K
Wisconsin 4,693 $625K
Maryland 4,586 $596K
Connecticut 4,410 $590K
Washington 3,852 $520K
Colorado 3,257 $475K
Arizona 3,231 $466K
Kansas 3,217 $395K
Iowa 3,198 $376K
West Virginia 3,005 $471K
Oregon 2,356 $323K
Nebraska 1,871 $236K
New Mexico 1,626 $244K
Maine 1,618 $236K
Utah 1,608 $198K
Rhode Island 1,572 $204K
New Hampshire 1,299 $188K
Idaho 1,134 $136K
Nevada 1,061 $154K
Montana 914 $115K
South Dakota 662 $82.3K
Vermont 584 $80.4K
Delaware 481 $64.2K
Wyoming 427 $60.5K
Hawaii 418 $69.2K
North Dakota 416 $45.9K
District of Columbia 338 $36.6K
Alaska 293 $45.6K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled79

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Specialist

Claims Filled79

MANATI

Puerto Rico

L.J. BELL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

HELENA

Arkansas

FADI RAHHAL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

CORDELE

Georgia

LENIN PETERS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

JEROLD MEYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

COSHOCTON

Ohio

JAMES YOUNG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

MC GEHEE

Arkansas

JUAN OHARRIZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

CARLOS JIMENEZ-HUYKE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DANIEL GAGNE M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled78

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MIGUEL DE VARONA NEGRON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

KHALID WASEEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

THOMAS COLVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

WINNSBORO

Louisiana

ANGEL RIVERA NEGRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

GARY LEHMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

ORLANDO

Florida

RICHARD TAFOYA MD

Claims Filled77

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD TREMOULIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

LIMA

Ohio

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

MIAMI

Florida

CLAIRE OWENS P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled76

WILSON

North Carolina

NICHOLAS CAMPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JOHN DAY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled76

ALABASTER

Alabama

JOSEPH PERROTTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

NORWOOD

Massachusetts

MARK LI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

HACIENDA HTS

California

THOMAS ALABANZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

DANVILLE

Virginia

ABDALLAH AL-SHAHED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

WESTLAKE

Ohio