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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
VINCENT HUNG MD

Plastic Surgery Within the Head and Neck

Claims Filled185

PASADENA

California

INNA YASKIN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled185

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

DIANE SANDERS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

PLANTATION

Florida

CALOGERO IPPOLITO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled183

BUFFALO

New York

RENATO DELACRUZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

NORMAN EDWARDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

LOUISA

Kentucky

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled181

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

THOMAS MOORE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled178

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHN KENNEDY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled176

MARION

Indiana

JASON CASTLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

PAINTSVILLE

Kentucky

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled174

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RICHARD SENZER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

WASHINGTON

New Jersey

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

PALMDALE

California

ARMEN DUMAS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled172

NORTHRIDGE

California

PETER KUPONIYI MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled172

EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

New Jersey

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled172

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SANJAY JAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KAMRAN HASHEMI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled169

CHICAGO

Illinois

HAFSA SIDDIQUI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled168

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MUHAMMAD FAROOQI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

JOSEPH MILLER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

DES MOINES

Iowa

MARK KINGSTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled165

LOUISA

Kentucky

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

ANSTED

West Virginia