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SUBOXONE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

248K
Medicare Part D Claims
$112M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Massachusetts 41,006 $11M
Pennsylvania 21,677 $7.2M
New York 20,148 $7.1M
Michigan 15,910 $5.72M
Florida 14,985 $5.48M
California 14,063 $4.98M
Ohio 13,105 $4.18M
Texas 12,509 $4.6M
Tennessee 11,749 $4.09M
Kentucky 11,311 $3.96M
New Jersey 10,885 $3.77M
Maine 10,588 $2.96M
Maryland 9,281 $3.25M
Illinois 8,670 $2.7M
North Carolina 7,949 $2.73M
Indiana 7,830 $3.14M
Alabama 7,731 $3.02M
Virginia 7,550 $2.24M
Vermont 7,505 $1.21M
West Virginia 7,310 $1.45M
Connecticut 7,043 $2.07M
Louisiana 6,487 $2.7M
Georgia 6,312 $2.53M
Mississippi 5,183 $2.15M
Washington 4,941 $1.79M
Rhode Island 4,699 $1.59M
New Hampshire 4,266 $1.36M
Wisconsin 4,089 $1.38M
South Carolina 3,460 $1.48M
Missouri 3,231 $1.08M
Utah 2,915 $1M
New Mexico 2,608 $953K
Oklahoma 2,358 $891K
Arizona 2,260 $735K
Minnesota 2,254 $813K
Oregon 1,983 $699K
Colorado 1,970 $733K
Arkansas 1,024 $430K
Nevada 896 $279K
Idaho 887 $379K
Montana 865 $331K
Puerto Rico 800 $181K
District of Columbia 699 $324K
Delaware 624 $205K
Alaska 562 $172K
Kansas 527 $220K
Hawaii 412 $170K
Iowa 363 $117K
Wyoming 249 $73.1K
Nebraska 221 $66.1K
North Dakota 130 $33.4K
South Dakota 101 $30.4K
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 SUBOXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRIAN LOVE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

BECKLEY

West Virginia

WAYNE VANZEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

WILLIAM FOLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

VERSAILLES

Kentucky

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled367

WESTLAND

Michigan

EDUARDO RIBEIRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

FRAMINGHAM

Massachusetts

THOMAS RADECKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

CLARION

Pennsylvania

CLARA JONES

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

ROXBURY

Massachusetts

VIVIAN ESPARZA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled365

WINOOSKI

Vermont

STANLEY EASTERLING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled364

VICKSBURG

Mississippi

ABHIN SINGLA M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled362

JOLIET

Illinois

IRWIN AUGUST DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled362

MADISON

Connecticut

JITENDRA DESAI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled360

ROANOKE

Virginia

THOMAS HOSKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled355

PUTNEY

Vermont

HARVEY SHIPKOVITZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled353

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ALAN WEINER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

HADLEY

Massachusetts

DANIEL REGAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

JOHNSTON

Rhode Island

STEVEN MARTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled349

PUEBLO

Colorado

JOHN SCHERMERHORN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled348

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

MATTHEW GANGWER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled348

BRISTOL

Tennessee

WILLIAM GILLARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

CHICAGO

Illinois

GREGORY RUDOLF MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled345

SEATTLE

Washington

CHRISTOPHER WELSH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled344

BALTIMORE

Maryland

MICHAEL MILLIKEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

DURHAM

North Carolina

JOSEPH SPARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled332

MARION

Ohio

KRISHNAN BABU M.D

Nephrology

Claims Filled329

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts