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SUBOXONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

413K
Medicare Part D Claims
$147M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Massachusetts 51,132 $15M
Pennsylvania 26,679 $9.16M
New York 24,069 $9.03M
Michigan 19,746 $7.72M
Florida 19,403 $7.59M
Ohio 18,201 $6.22M
Kentucky 17,427 $5.66M
Tennessee 16,108 $5.49M
California 15,232 $6.03M
Texas 14,800 $5.88M
New Jersey 13,775 $5.03M
Maine 11,988 $3.26M
Maryland 11,067 $4.25M
Alabama 10,333 $4.35M
North Carolina 10,064 $3.56M
Virginia 9,994 $3.04M
Illinois 9,796 $3.3M
Indiana 9,464 $4.05M
West Virginia 8,918 $1.93M
Connecticut 8,181 $2.74M
Vermont 7,868 $1.41M
Louisiana 7,856 $3.76M
Georgia 7,616 $3.19M
Rhode Island 5,759 $2.06M
Mississippi 5,389 $2.45M
Washington 5,319 $2.13M
Wisconsin 4,950 $1.73M
New Hampshire 4,850 $1.73M
South Carolina 4,213 $1.97M
Missouri 4,179 $1.5M
Utah 3,198 $1.22M
New Mexico 3,098 $1.3M
Oklahoma 2,850 $1.16M
Minnesota 2,559 $1.05M
Arizona 2,454 $827K
Colorado 2,385 $978K
Oregon 2,379 $933K
Arkansas 1,400 $595K
District of Columbia 1,143 $523K
Nevada 1,029 $352K
Idaho 1,021 $471K
Montana 897 $430K
Delaware 798 $294K
Kansas 691 $292K
Alaska 596 $203K
Hawaii 496 $216K
Iowa 492 $160K
Nebraska 329 $94.8K
Wyoming 217 $68.3K
North Dakota 197 $74.3K
South Dakota 141 $52.1K
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 SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,583

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,329

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

DEMITRY ARBUCK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled1,080

CARMEL

Indiana

MARIA ARRUBLA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled898

LEEDS

Massachusetts

THOMAS PINSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled861

SOUTHGATE

Michigan

MICHAEL FOX D.O.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled852

LIVONIA

Michigan

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled825

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

EDWARD CRUTCHFIELD M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled743

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

DEBORAH RICHTER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled681

CAMBRIDGE

Vermont

HARVEY SHIPKOVITZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled671

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANITA VAUGHN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled633

NEWARK

New Jersey

ILEANA BERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled625

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

ADEKUNLE FAJANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

LYDIA KAPELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled620

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

ARUN GUPTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled618

MONROE

Michigan

KAMBIZ SOLEYMANI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled609

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ROY ARY MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled599

ATLANTA

Georgia

GEORGE BURNETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled588

JACKSON

Kentucky

DONALD WEIDLER M.S.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled582

COLUMBIA

Kentucky

MATTHEW GANGWER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

BRISTOL

Tennessee

NADIRA ALIKHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

CHICAGO

Illinois

YANANTS ANTONEVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

THOMAS NUGENT MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled551

DANVILLE

Kentucky

SCOTT CAUDLE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled546

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

HISHAM SADEK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled535

CHICAGO

Illinois