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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
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS OFFICE FOR PHARM

Agencies, Public Health or Welfare

Claims Filled220

TEWKSBURY

Massachusetts

CHRISTOPHER POGLIANO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled216

IRONWOOD

Michigan

MELISSA HUTTON MSN, CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled215

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

SUMAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

VAN NUYS

California

TIMOTHY COSS DO

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled213

MARYSVILLE

Ohio

MAYBEN JOHNSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

TERRENCE W CROUCH MD INC

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled209

NATIONAL CITY

California

KATHERINE CARIAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled208

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ELISA BIRNBAUM MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled207

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

YUTHAPONG SUKKASEM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

SALISBURY

North Carolina

MITCHELL WICKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

HAZARD

Kentucky

EDMUND WILKINSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

WENONAH

New Jersey

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

ROCKFORD

Illinois

JEUNG AHN M>D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

NEW PARIS

Ohio

RACHAEL STUBBS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled194

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

DENIS DERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

JAMES DETHERAGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

ASHLAND

Kentucky

PARASBHAI PATEL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled192

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

PRAKASH KALAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

ORLANDO

Florida

PAUL KAMITSUKA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

CHICAGO

Illinois

MOHAMMAD BAHRAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

MUNCIE

Indiana

BORIS FREYMAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

JAMES MATRISCIANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

HAMMOND

Louisiana