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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
MICHAEL TALLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

OKEENE

Oklahoma

MICHAEL DAWSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

TIFTON

Georgia

ANTHONY CARTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

TOMPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

PHILIP NEWTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled63

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

HOWARD WILLIS M.D.

Claims Filled63

COLUMBUS

Georgia

HANFORD BRACE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

AVON PARK

Florida

ROBERT FLOWERS M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

BURKESVILLE

Kentucky

LARRY GATTIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled63

HAWKINSVILLE

Georgia

JOSEPH HATHAWAY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

STATESBORO

Georgia

CYNTHIA WINGER MD

Claims Filled63

BARBOURSVILLE

West Virginia

WILBURN FURNISS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

PRETAM RAMPERSAUD MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

BROOKLYN

New York

HOWARD SOLOMON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

LIMA

Ohio

DUANE FITCH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

WILSON

North Carolina

MARK SHEBUSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

HOUGHTON

Michigan

CHRISTINE COOLEY N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled62

TROY

New York

EDWARD FRICKER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

PETER DICHIARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

TROY

Alabama

MOHAMED VADVA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

PORT ARTHUR

Texas

JAMES HARBERGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

YORK

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY BALISTRERI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

DECATUR

Georgia

RONNIE CHU M. D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled62

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

JIBRAIL KASPERKHAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

LEOCADIA PRAWDZIK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania