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TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

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

405K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 36,502 $1.12M
Florida 28,490 $786K
New York 23,405 $552K
Texas 22,445 $584K
Pennsylvania 21,284 $483K
Ohio 17,261 $454K
North Carolina 15,171 $359K
Illinois 14,701 $375K
Georgia 12,696 $284K
Michigan 10,753 $316K
Wisconsin 10,418 $275K
Tennessee 10,283 $231K
Missouri 10,223 $238K
Massachusetts 10,138 $241K
Virginia 9,512 $250K
Minnesota 8,858 $227K
New Jersey 8,850 $256K
Indiana 8,605 $215K
Kentucky 8,003 $176K
Iowa 7,824 $179K
Washington 7,735 $214K
Arkansas 7,374 $138K
Louisiana 7,265 $167K
Alabama 6,768 $134K
Oregon 6,757 $167K
South Carolina 6,695 $147K
Mississippi 6,630 $128K
Arizona 6,051 $171K
Oklahoma 5,194 $122K
Connecticut 4,911 $132K
Colorado 4,517 $127K
Kansas 4,515 $105K
Maryland 4,170 $124K
Nebraska 3,285 $78.1K
West Virginia 3,221 $77.6K
Idaho 2,188 $63K
Nevada 2,171 $62.6K
New Mexico 2,155 $54.5K
Montana 2,119 $57.4K
Utah 2,094 $60.7K
South Dakota 1,930 $48.5K
Hawaii 1,856 $70K
Maine 1,766 $54.9K
Rhode Island 1,693 $38.8K
New Hampshire 1,567 $43.2K
North Dakota 1,315 $32.7K
Vermont 1,241 $33.1K
Wyoming 1,150 $28.1K
Delaware 840 $30.6K
District of Columbia 461 $11.7K
Alaska 339 $8,094
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEVEN ANDRESEN DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MEENA AHLUWALIA M.D

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHY AGAJANIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

DOWNEY

California

CARRIE WASSERMAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

YOUNG LEE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

EVA SZEMRAJ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

ELMHURST

New York

DANKO MARTINCIC M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

SPOKANE VALLEY

Washington

STEVEN WEISS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

ANNE NYGAARD FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

GRAND FORKS

North Dakota

SCOTT DUNBAR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

FORT MYERS

Florida

MAURICE BERKOWITZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

BURBANK

California

HIND HAMDAN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

ELLEN EARLY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

PAUL MASCI DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

WOOSTER

Ohio

RANGAPPA RAJENDRA M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled50

LANSDOWNE

Virginia

STEPHAN HOCHSTIN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

PLYMOUTH

Massachusetts

CHRIS KNIGHT M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

DAVID PAUL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

KIRK LUND MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

SPOKANE

Washington

CHARLES WEISSMAN M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled50

COHOES

New York

FRANK BASILE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

BILAL NAQVI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

JULIO GARCIA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

NATALIE MARSHALL MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled50

PLEASANT HILL

California

JOHN GOHMANN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky