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SODIUM CHLORIDE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

191K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 36,400 $1.4M
New York 26,410 $798K
Ohio 25,168 $665K
Florida 23,964 $768K
Illinois 20,263 $542K
Kentucky 16,304 $528K
Pennsylvania 14,954 $465K
New Jersey 14,834 $532K
Indiana 9,564 $698K
Michigan 9,464 $229K
Texas 9,422 $327K
Tennessee 7,843 $209K
Georgia 7,700 $280K
North Carolina 7,590 $226K
Virginia 7,103 $186K
Missouri 6,728 $238K
Minnesota 6,593 $129K
Maryland 6,253 $160K
Alabama 6,220 $198K
Louisiana 5,612 $146K
Wisconsin 4,974 $127K
Massachusetts 4,602 $97.5K
Arizona 4,564 $116K
West Virginia 3,898 $136K
Puerto Rico 3,687 $29.5K
Arkansas 3,687 $93.8K
Washington 3,355 $83.5K
Mississippi 3,338 $152K
Iowa 2,902 $49.8K
Oklahoma 2,624 $55.8K
South Carolina 2,538 $58.8K
Utah 2,450 $46.8K
Colorado 2,377 $71K
Kansas 2,055 $51.9K
Nevada 1,752 $55.7K
New Mexico 1,734 $36.6K
Hawaii 1,730 $27.9K
Connecticut 1,649 $38.8K
Oregon 1,584 $41.3K
Nebraska 1,444 $28.1K
Idaho 914 $18.3K
South Dakota 866 $11.9K
Rhode Island 842 $35.4K
Maine 806 $25.9K
New Hampshire 752 $25.7K
District of Columbia 709 $24.9K
Montana 563 $13.4K
Wyoming 550 $11.3K
North Dakota 455 $8,659
Delaware 369 $12.1K
Vermont 273 $5,706
Alaska 163 $10.3K
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HELEN KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled504

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JOHN PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

GLASGOW

Kentucky

CHENG-AN MAO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled395

CLIFTON

New Jersey

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled360

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HOMA HASNAIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled345

DETROIT

Michigan

WAREF AZMEH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled340

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GERTRUDE CHIMEKA ANYANWOKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

AUSTIN GERBER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

PLEASANTVILLE

New Jersey

JOHN FRITZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled298

BELVIDERE

New Jersey

RALPH ESSIEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled296

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

RICHARD RUMLEY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled288

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

NAMEER QADER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

OGDEN

Utah

JULIA GARCIA-DIAZ MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled273

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

SPOKANE

Washington

GAYATHRI TENJARLA MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Claims Filled264

ATLANTA

Georgia

STEVE PU

Surgery

Claims Filled244

KENNETT

Missouri

PAULINE DALEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled243

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

MICHAEL HILL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled240

COVINGTON

Louisiana

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

HOOSHANG KIPIANI MD

Claims Filled233

ANDOVER

New Jersey

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled232

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ADNAN SIDDIQUI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled231

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

PHOENIX

Arizona

PHILIP FIORET MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

ASHLAND

Kentucky