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VOLTAREN

DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 124 of 3362

$199M
Retail Cost

Rank: 135 of 3362

1,022,026
Patients

Rank: 85 of 3362

206,762
Prescribers

Rank: 106 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 123,981 340,224 $26.3M
California 119,158 324,367 $25.3M
New York 114,552 320,981 $22.8M
Texas 85,181 178,793 $15.9M
New Jersey 38,474 96,338 $8.29M
North Carolina 38,458 86,918 $9.14M
Pennsylvania 35,735 86,097 $6.5M
Georgia 36,508 78,259 $6.97M
Ohio 28,431 64,429 $5.47M
Illinois 26,133 62,728 $4.5M
Michigan 23,935 61,659 $4.78M
Virginia 23,339 48,542 $4.17M
Tennessee 20,241 43,512 $3.97M
Missouri 16,096 41,650 $3.43M
Indiana 17,905 40,821 $3.58M
South Carolina 19,713 39,898 $3.85M
Wisconsin 17,061 38,617 $3.04M
Louisiana 16,530 36,286 $3.19M
Washington 14,894 34,354 $2.15M
Arizona 17,436 33,842 $2.81M
Alabama 14,718 33,097 $2.84M
Kentucky 13,797 32,501 $2.99M
Colorado 14,218 32,034 $2.27M
Oklahoma 12,481 28,073 $2.28M
Massachusetts 11,969 27,485 $1.75M
Connecticut 12,665 26,378 $2.13M
Maryland 11,245 25,174 $2.06M
Mississippi 9,712 21,971 $1.92M
Kansas 8,522 21,926 $1.58M
Arkansas 9,459 20,466 $1.76M
Oregon 8,926 18,740 $1.12M
Minnesota 7,354 15,914 $931K
Nevada 7,213 13,952 $1.48M
New Mexico 4,613 10,266 $648K
Iowa 4,162 9,970 $642K
West Virginia 4,292 9,960 $831K
Maine 3,908 8,538 $609K
Utah 3,870 8,186 $660K
New Hampshire 3,182 6,571 $430K
Nebraska 2,535 5,978 $393K
Idaho 2,786 5,906 $402K
Rhode Island 2,229 5,454 $364K
Delaware 2,636 5,037 $494K
Montana 2,142 4,969 $283K
Hawaii 2,156 4,739 $436K
District of Columbia 1,759 4,195 $278K
South Dakota 1,479 3,219 $207K
North Dakota 1,193 3,185 $183K
Alaska 870 2,065 $139K
Wyoming 895 1,799 $117K
Vermont 784 1,588 $95.4K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for VOLTAREN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PAUL DEMURO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PASSAIC

New Jersey

NEAL FRAUWIRTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

BINH NGUYEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

NUSHIN SHERKAT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BARBERTON

Ohio

DAVID LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELK GROVE

California

ROBERT VRANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

EVELYN NIEVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

MARK HARARY MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST SETAUKET

New York

JAMES KEARSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUGOFF

South Carolina

DESMOND IKONDU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EDINBURG

Texas

RICHARD BRITTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LANSING

Michigan

DEBORAH MISTAL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DRUMS

Pennsylvania

DAVID NGUYEN D O PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINELLAS PARK

Florida

MELANIE NEZTSOSIE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

GANADO

Arizona

FRANK BUSILLO DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled50

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

ASHOKE AGARWAL MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

PATERSON

New Jersey

DAVID EVERMAN MD

Hand Surgery

Claims Filled50

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

REGINA PORTNOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

TABB MCCLUSKEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HENDRICKS

Minnesota

GABRIELLE OCHOA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

JOHN IRVING M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

HAMDEN

Connecticut

CECIL FARRINGTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SALISBURY

North Carolina

JANELLE POTTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROGERS

Arkansas

ELOY OCHOA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

PATRICK MURRAY MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

WEST NYACK

New York