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TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Tamoxifen is used to treat breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body in men and women. It is used to treat early breast cancer in women who have already been treated with surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. It is used to reduce the risk of developing a more serious type of breast cancer in women who have had ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS; a type of breast cancer that does not spread outside of the milk duct where it forms) and who have been treated with surgery and radiation. It is used to reduce the risk of breast cancer in women who are at high risk for the disease due to their age, personal medical history, and family medical history. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

351K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 37,758 $1.17M
Florida 30,957 $867K
New York 23,369 $586K
Texas 23,172 $615K
Pennsylvania 21,671 $528K
Ohio 17,656 $474K
Illinois 15,979 $401K
North Carolina 15,704 $385K
Georgia 12,554 $292K
Missouri 11,423 $270K
Wisconsin 10,727 $286K
Tennessee 10,690 $247K
Massachusetts 10,675 $260K
Michigan 9,760 $296K
Virginia 9,663 $260K
Minnesota 9,229 $233K
Indiana 9,188 $239K
Washington 8,689 $239K
New Jersey 8,335 $236K
Iowa 8,234 $196K
Kentucky 7,965 $188K
Arkansas 7,662 $155K
Alabama 7,025 $143K
Louisiana 6,931 $166K
South Carolina 6,820 $161K
Oregon 6,666 $173K
Mississippi 6,506 $139K
Puerto Rico 6,418 $109K
Arizona 6,299 $183K
Oklahoma 5,567 $132K
Connecticut 5,049 $135K
Colorado 4,981 $149K
Kansas 4,911 $119K
Maryland 4,269 $132K
Nebraska 3,584 $84.9K
West Virginia 3,556 $82.6K
Idaho 2,296 $65.3K
New Mexico 2,283 $59.6K
Montana 2,281 $64.4K
Utah 2,132 $59.7K
Nevada 2,106 $61K
Hawaii 2,024 $85.1K
South Dakota 2,011 $55.4K
Rhode Island 1,794 $41.3K
Maine 1,792 $56.7K
North Dakota 1,545 $39.5K
New Hampshire 1,521 $39.8K
Vermont 1,405 $35.7K
Wyoming 1,212 $32.1K
Delaware 885 $31.7K
District of Columbia 575 $15.5K
Alaska 323 $8,711
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 TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BORIS BAGDASARIAN D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

GLENDALE

California

IRVING LAFRANCIS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

JOPLIN

Missouri

ANTHONY LIM M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled181

HILO

Hawaii

TAMMY YOUNG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled181

JACKSON

Mississippi

MARK MORGINSTIN DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled181

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID LEE MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled180

OLATHE

Kansas

BRUCE SAIDMAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled179

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL KEPPEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled178

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

WILLIAM MEDINA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled178

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

THOMAS SIMPSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled177

ROME

Georgia

ALFONSO VILLAMIL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled177

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MARK DEWOLFE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled176

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

PUNEET CHEEMA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled174

MAPLEWOOD

Minnesota

DAVID MARGILETH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled174

ORANGE

California

PANKAJ KHANDELWAL MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled174

ODESSA

Texas

BROOKE GILLETT D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled174

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

EDUARDO GOMEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled173

HIALEAH

Florida

AMY VANDER WOUDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled173

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

CARYN SILVER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled170

SARASOTA

Florida

AMELIA ZELNAK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled169

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHIRANTAN GHOSH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled169

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

CHRISTOPHER PETERSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

ROBERT DERHAGOPIAN M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled168

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

TIMOTHY BROTHERTON M,D,

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

DANVILLE

Virginia

MAGDY ELSAWY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled167

DES MOINES

Iowa