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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
ROSCOE MORTON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled175

DES MOINES

Iowa

STUART BLOOM M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled174

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

ROBERT DERHAGOPIAN M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled174

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

GEETHA VARMA M.D

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled173

SALINAS

California

PETER RUBIN M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled172

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ALISON CONLIN MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled172

PORTLAND

Oregon

GARY HOOS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled171

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JOHN REINSCH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled170

FRESNO

California

THOMAS SIMPSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled169

ROME

Georgia

VIRAN HOLDEN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled169

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

AMY VANDER WOUDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled169

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SANG HUH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

MARGARET BLOCK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

OMAHA

Nebraska

BORIS BAGDASARIAN D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

GLENDALE

California

ROWENA GONZALES-CHAMBERS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

PRINCETON

West Virginia

EDWARD WAGNER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

LAGUNA NIGUEL

California

MARK MORGINSTIN DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CARLA FALKSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LUCY LANGER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

PORTLAND

Oregon

VIJAYA KORRAPATI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled165

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

VICKY JONES MD00041669

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled165

YAKIMA

Washington

MARK WOMACK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled164

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JOHN VISCONTI D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled164

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

WANDA CASIANO QUILES MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled164

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

MAGDY ELSAWY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled164

DES MOINES

Iowa