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DESOXIMETASONE

Treats skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other skin problems. Belongs to a class of drugs called corticosteroids. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

149K
Medicare Part D Claims
$30.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 31,694 $4.15M
Florida 21,239 $2.52M
Ohio 16,914 $1.88M
Pennsylvania 16,686 $1.89M
Michigan 15,081 $2.18M
New Jersey 13,663 $1.68M
Texas 12,869 $1.59M
California 11,782 $1.42M
Illinois 11,661 $1.51M
North Carolina 6,442 $826K
Indiana 5,933 $680K
Alabama 5,574 $637K
Missouri 5,469 $701K
Georgia 5,392 $638K
South Carolina 5,270 $684K
Massachusetts 5,044 $586K
Tennessee 4,918 $591K
Connecticut 4,439 $537K
Louisiana 4,298 $513K
Virginia 4,015 $487K
Kentucky 3,971 $468K
Minnesota 3,431 $447K
West Virginia 3,319 $368K
Wisconsin 2,924 $352K
Maryland 2,730 $357K
Washington 2,640 $309K
Puerto Rico 2,611 $235K
Arizona 2,030 $222K
Kansas 2,005 $215K
Oklahoma 1,545 $158K
Hawaii 1,540 $187K
Iowa 1,467 $153K
Nebraska 1,445 $140K
Mississippi 1,297 $142K
Colorado 1,202 $133K
Arkansas 1,187 $123K
Oregon 1,093 $98.9K
New Hampshire 887 $100K
Nevada 810 $80.3K
Maine 699 $78.6K
Rhode Island 667 $69.9K
District of Columbia 453 $64.4K
Delaware 440 $50K
Idaho 369 $39.1K
New Mexico 368 $42.2K
North Dakota 356 $34.3K
South Dakota 350 $40.7K
Vermont 312 $35K
Montana 302 $31.9K
Utah 243 $26.7K
Wyoming 72 $7,118
Alaska 70 $8,790
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 DESOXIMETASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM WONG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled123

AIEA

Hawaii

JAMES REEDER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled123

DECATUR

Alabama

ARTHUR KATZ MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled123

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

STEPHEN MCASKILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

DELAND

Florida

FRANCIS LEE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled122

DECATUR

Illinois

FRANK CASTIGLIONE M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled121

HAMDEN

Connecticut

LISA PAWELSKI M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled120

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANN LONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

NEW YORK

New York

RONALD HIGGINS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled119

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

R PAYNE M.D.

Dermatopathology

Claims Filled119

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

PETER DEMOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled118

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

STEVEN TAUB M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled118

MAYFIELD HTS

Ohio

MICHAEL MCCADDEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled118

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RICHARD KHALIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

BRONX

New York

GREGORY HOUCK DO

Claims Filled114

ESTERO

Florida

GLENN RUSSO M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled113

GRETNA

Louisiana

CURTIS HAWKINS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled113

AKRON

Ohio

MICHAEL ENGELMAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled113

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

DAVID DORTON DO

Dermatology

Claims Filled113

PORT RICHEY

Florida

JANET CASH M.D.

Claims Filled112

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SHANDA SWAGLER F NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled112

HERRIN

Illinois

JANET TELTSCHER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled111

AVENTURA

Florida

LUBA SCHERSCHUN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled111

TROY

Michigan

ANDREW KING MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled111

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

ROBERT RAU MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled110

COLUMBUS

Ohio