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DESONIDE

Relieves the itching, dryness, redness, and swelling caused by skin problems such as atopic dermatitis. This medicine is a steroid. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

231K
Medicare Part D Claims
$15.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 48,749 $1.57M
Florida 47,264 $1.94M
New York 30,649 $1.29M
Texas 22,255 $967K
Ohio 16,081 $583K
Puerto Rico 15,898 $734K
Pennsylvania 14,159 $619K
Michigan 12,382 $487K
North Carolina 12,067 $502K
Massachusetts 10,953 $383K
Georgia 10,820 $475K
Louisiana 9,721 $459K
Virginia 9,320 $349K
Washington 8,988 $254K
Illinois 8,838 $304K
Indiana 7,720 $302K
Tennessee 7,653 $309K
Kentucky 7,595 $306K
Minnesota 6,920 $236K
Wisconsin 6,891 $248K
New Jersey 6,786 $255K
Alabama 6,380 $284K
Missouri 6,246 $257K
Maryland 6,105 $246K
Arizona 5,196 $172K
South Carolina 4,980 $203K
Arkansas 4,214 $169K
Iowa 3,899 $123K
Connecticut 3,860 $127K
Oklahoma 3,750 $188K
Oregon 3,747 $117K
Colorado 3,501 $107K
Nebraska 3,349 $148K
Mississippi 2,899 $114K
Hawaii 2,746 $80.9K
Utah 2,606 $91.9K
West Virginia 2,461 $92.9K
Kansas 2,384 $87.1K
Idaho 2,173 $89.7K
Nevada 2,013 $70K
Maine 1,840 $73.2K
Rhode Island 1,723 $69.4K
New Hampshire 1,306 $43.2K
District of Columbia 1,299 $42.6K
New Mexico 1,243 $41.4K
Montana 1,078 $40K
South Dakota 866 $33.6K
Delaware 693 $24.4K
Vermont 497 $16.3K
North Dakota 479 $17.2K
Wyoming 244 $7,046
Alaska 159 $7,071
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 DESONIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEJANDRO PEDROZO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled2,072

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN NIVEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled1,417

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

PETER TENG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled851

HIALEAH

Florida

TAMI DE ARAUJO M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled689

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOSE MENDEZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled669

ORLANDO

Florida

HECTOR WILTZ JR M.D

Dermatology

Claims Filled564

MIAMI

Florida

OSCAR SAFFOLD MD

Clinical Laboratory Dermatological Immunology

Claims Filled525

CLEVELAND

Ohio

DAVID COHEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled518

HEWLETT

New York

HUACHEN WEI MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled496

ELMHURST

New York

JIAN CUI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled441

FLUSHING

New York

WILLIAM EAST

Dermatology

Claims Filled385

AMARILLO

Texas

MAREK STAWISKI MD

Claims Filled361

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JOSHUA BERLIN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled351

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

RONALD HALL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled343

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

RICK LIN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled333

MCALLEN

Texas

ANTHONY PERRI MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled324

CONROE

Texas

STEVEN MACKEY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled324

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

MARTIN CLAIBORNE MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled314

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JAMES PARLIAMENT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled311

RICHMOND

Indiana

WILLIAM GALLAGHER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled310

BANGOR

Maine

JOHN LUCKASEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled299

OMAHA

Nebraska

ROBERT AVERILL M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled296

GREENFIELD

Massachusetts

JOSEPH SEBER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled291

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN MILROY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled286

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

LAWRENCE BLASIK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled286

BRUNSWICK

Georgia