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IBUPROFEN

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

4.7M
Medicare Part D Claims
$29.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 813,246 $5.91M
Florida 451,985 $2.36M
New York 322,000 $1.92M
Texas 224,693 $1.26M
Pennsylvania 223,132 $1.35M
Michigan 221,807 $1.37M
Ohio 182,953 $1.21M
Illinois 172,639 $982K
Massachusetts 147,015 $837K
North Carolina 121,650 $729K
Georgia 110,331 $615K
New Jersey 100,289 $521K
Kentucky 96,928 $619K
Arizona 95,626 $589K
Missouri 95,535 $594K
Tennessee 92,213 $565K
Virginia 82,607 $532K
Washington 72,407 $459K
Indiana 66,401 $444K
Maryland 62,640 $383K
Alabama 61,314 $366K
Minnesota 59,789 $409K
Oklahoma 55,960 $380K
Wisconsin 54,569 $357K
Oregon 51,047 $383K
South Carolina 50,919 $307K
West Virginia 49,095 $320K
Louisiana 48,941 $271K
New Mexico 45,688 $278K
Colorado 39,899 $294K
Connecticut 38,439 $198K
Mississippi 38,222 $214K
Utah 37,590 $264K
Nevada 36,230 $233K
Iowa 34,780 $211K
Arkansas 30,108 $186K
Rhode Island 28,797 $152K
Kansas 25,756 $163K
Maine 23,556 $156K
Nebraska 18,635 $118K
New Hampshire 16,863 $114K
Idaho 16,294 $113K
Hawaii 15,964 $111K
District of Columbia 12,583 $68.7K
Vermont 11,225 $71.2K
Delaware 10,507 $59.4K
Montana 9,226 $59.7K
South Dakota 7,028 $44.7K
Alaska 5,064 $33.5K
Wyoming 4,387 $27.6K
North Dakota 4,254 $26.4K
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 IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,580

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,408

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,274

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,249

LONG BEACH

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,193

GLENDALE

California

EMILIO CASTANEDA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,159

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

EAGLE PASS

Texas

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled993

MIAMI

Florida

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled990

GLENDALE

California

C ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled953

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled944

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ERNEST CASILLAS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled899

LOS ANGELES

California

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled895

MIAMI

Florida

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled874

GRUNDY

Virginia

JOSE GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled814

MIAMI

Florida

ANSELMO ROLDAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled812

SAN DIEGO

California

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled802

GLENDALE

California

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled797

MIAMI

Florida

ALFONSO BAEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled795

GARDENA

California

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled786

HIALEAH

Florida

ENRIQUE HUERTAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled766

MIAMI

Florida

TOMAS SEVILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled761

LOS ANGELES

California

GUARI MASCARO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled760

MIAMI

Florida

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled757

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled757

ANAHEIM

California