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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
MIGUEL VERDAGUER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled324

LOWELL

Massachusetts

JOHN PETERSON M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled322

URBANA

Illinois

NADIRA ALIKHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

CHICAGO

Illinois

DANIEL GASKIN, JR. M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled318

SAVANNAH

Georgia

DONALD WEST MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled316

LEBANON

New Hampshire

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled314

ATLANTA

Georgia

YVONNE SMIKLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

REVERE

Massachusetts

EDWIN CHAPMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

KENNARD KOBRIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

NATHAN STRAHL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

DURHAM

North Carolina

BERTRAND COLE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

SOMERSWORTH

New Hampshire

GEORGETTE SOMJEN MD, LPC

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled300

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ALLAN ROSANSKY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled292

SALEM

Massachusetts

MARWAN HADDAD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

MERIDEN

Connecticut

JOHN GEORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

EDGAR ONGTENGCO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MICHAEL GORDON MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled287

ATLANTA

Georgia

RAUL CAPITAINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled284

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARIANNE FILKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

BLAIR BELTZER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

WAYNE

New Jersey

JED GRAHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

CYNTHIA CARTER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled275

CAMBRIDGE

Massachusetts

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

EUPORA

Mississippi

DONALD WEIDLER M.S.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

COLUMBIA

Kentucky

RAJINDER SHIWACH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled274

DESOTO

Texas