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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.97M
Medicare Part D Claims
$18.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 229,262 $1.93M
New York 183,896 $1.37M
Florida 138,133 $997K
Pennsylvania 116,515 $873K
Texas 115,959 $965K
Ohio 106,722 $889K
Illinois 90,795 $987K
Michigan 79,881 $605K
North Carolina 77,834 $628K
New Jersey 70,191 $556K
Missouri 62,425 $546K
Massachusetts 62,214 $422K
Georgia 61,927 $469K
Tennessee 57,977 $441K
Virginia 51,810 $399K
Maryland 47,429 $368K
Wisconsin 47,405 $392K
Indiana 46,299 $403K
Alabama 44,461 $377K
Connecticut 39,093 $262K
Louisiana 38,661 $310K
Arizona 37,500 $261K
Washington 34,279 $280K
South Carolina 34,075 $257K
Mississippi 33,604 $251K
Minnesota 31,933 $258K
Kentucky 28,492 $243K
Iowa 27,177 $208K
Puerto Rico 24,776 $174K
Oregon 21,803 $178K
Arkansas 21,420 $175K
Colorado 20,075 $195K
Oklahoma 19,366 $163K
Kansas 18,502 $154K
West Virginia 14,073 $103K
Nebraska 12,708 $100K
Maine 10,812 $84.2K
Rhode Island 10,318 $75.6K
New Mexico 10,260 $80.8K
Nevada 10,069 $70.5K
Utah 9,958 $70.9K
Idaho 8,978 $71.2K
Delaware 8,964 $83.7K
District of Columbia 7,445 $54.4K
Hawaii 7,049 $57.8K
New Hampshire 6,762 $44.5K
Alaska 5,450 $47.5K
Montana 4,784 $39.6K
North Dakota 4,697 $40K
South Dakota 4,102 $29.2K
Vermont 3,614 $23.6K
Wyoming 2,054 $16.6K
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 BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GERALD MEHALICK D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled688

WILMINGTON

Delaware

DEB ARTER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled688

JANESVILLE

Wisconsin

RAJENDRA GAVINI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled684

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RAKESH CHANDRA M.D

Psychologist

Claims Filled684

MARION

Illinois

JOHN WEINSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled684

SANTA ANA

California

MAGDI TAGELDIN MD

Hospital Units, Psychiatric Unit

Claims Filled680

MOBILE

Alabama

SURYABANU JAVEED

Psychiatry

Claims Filled673

FRENCH CAMP

California

ARA KADOYAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled668

GLENDALE

California

ROBERT JONES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled666

VALLEJO

California

JAMES EADES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled663

TEXAS CITY

Texas

MARINO TULAO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled659

GADSDEN

Alabama

ANTONIO CANAAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled658

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

RUSSEL BRUBAKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled658

MUSKEGON

Michigan

LATHA NAIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled654

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled654

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

MICHAEL TOLWIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled654

CULVER CITY

California

PHILLIP DIAS-MANDOLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled652

SEWICKLEY

Pennsylvania

VIKRAM MEHRA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled652

HOUSTON

Texas

GEORGE BLAIR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled651

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL NIELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled651

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

KUMBLA LAKSHMIKANTHA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled651

CALERA

Alabama

ANDREW LAURONILLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled650

WICHITA

Kansas

USHA SUDINDRANATH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled650

DEARBORN

Michigan

GUY CZAYKOWSKY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled645

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

MEHMOOD MEHDI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled641

ATHENS

Georgia