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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
ANDY GREEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled208

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MANUEL MESIROW M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled207

TINLEY PARK

Illinois

SELIM INEL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled206

RIVERSIDE

California

JAMES ALTICK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled205

MONROE

Louisiana

CRAIG BURKHART M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled201

SYLVANIA

Ohio

MICHAEL CARUSO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled201

SUN CITY CENTER

Florida

TIMOTHY WOOD MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled200

MANSFIELD

Ohio

TIMOTHY KNIGHT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled199

LAKELAND

Florida

ROBERT JONES MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled196

MARRERO

Louisiana

THOMAS DOWNHAM M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled195

TAYLOR

Michigan

WILLIAM WYMAN FISKE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled192

W YARMOUTH

Massachusetts

LEYDA BOWES MD

Claims Filled192

BOSTON

Massachusetts

RICHARD WALDMAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled190

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

WILLIAM SHARRA III MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled190

FONTANA

California

MIR MOBAYEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled189

FONTANA

California

FRANCIS CABAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled186

BRANDON

Florida

JOHN KAZMIEROWSKI MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled183

PORTLAND

Oregon

LARRY NEWELL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled182

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

MICHELE HOLDER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled182

MENASHA

Wisconsin

YU-FAHN YUEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled182

HARBOR CITY

California

DRORE EISEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled182

CINCINNATI

Ohio

BRETT DOCK MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled182

ATLANTIC

Florida

REBECCA SHORT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled180

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FRED SPECK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled176

KERRVILLE

Texas

ALAN ROCKOFF M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled176

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts