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LOPERAMIDE

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

210K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.12M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 34,605 $329K
Pennsylvania 33,791 $312K
Florida 27,288 $215K
California 26,785 $274K
Ohio 25,890 $314K
Illinois 21,650 $200K
Puerto Rico 18,933 $122K
Michigan 15,385 $152K
Washington 14,809 $136K
Wisconsin 13,670 $135K
Indiana 13,418 $135K
Minnesota 12,557 $150K
New Jersey 12,231 $105K
Massachusetts 12,204 $133K
Texas 12,160 $104K
Kentucky 11,399 $104K
Missouri 11,274 $106K
Virginia 10,541 $98K
Iowa 8,762 $72.8K
North Carolina 7,404 $69.5K
Oregon 7,105 $75.7K
Oklahoma 6,666 $55.5K
Maryland 6,526 $53.7K
Tennessee 6,416 $62.8K
Georgia 5,876 $56.3K
Arizona 5,228 $57.4K
Alabama 4,545 $39.6K
Nebraska 4,536 $36.9K
Connecticut 4,258 $42K
Kansas 3,046 $27.7K
Maine 2,950 $32K
Louisiana 2,611 $24.4K
Hawaii 2,475 $21.2K
Colorado 2,434 $26.8K
South Carolina 2,431 $23.8K
Mississippi 2,141 $18.3K
New Mexico 2,106 $21K
New Hampshire 1,970 $20.5K
Utah 1,951 $22.3K
West Virginia 1,627 $15.6K
Idaho 1,544 $16.8K
South Dakota 1,413 $12.9K
Rhode Island 1,377 $12.4K
Vermont 1,306 $13.6K
Montana 1,290 $13.2K
Delaware 1,269 $12.8K
Arkansas 1,066 $10.1K
Nevada 896 $9,354
North Dakota 730 $7,868
Alaska 573 $8,122
District of Columbia 528 $4,147
Wyoming 289 $3,449
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 LOPERAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled549

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled501

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled284

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled197

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

RODGER SPILLARS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

ROCKFORD

Illinois

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled176

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

BARRY RODWICK M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

CLEARWATER

Florida

DUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled174

TACOMA

Washington

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

GALAX

Virginia

LUCAS CASUL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

PERRY TAACA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

SANTA ANA

California

MARC NEVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

SALEM

Virginia

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

SEATTLE

Washington

DONALD WALKENHORST D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

MANCHESTER

Missouri

NGHIA PHAN M.D.

Claims Filled143

UPPER DARBY

Pennsylvania

ROBERT CATALLA MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled141

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

WILLIAM ANDERSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

GORE

Oklahoma