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SODIUM CHLORIDE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

339K
Medicare Part D Claims
$9.32M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 44,080 $1.48M
New York 27,430 $692K
Ohio 26,362 $741K
Florida 22,299 $668K
Illinois 21,046 $582K
Pennsylvania 15,672 $424K
Kentucky 15,313 $425K
Texas 11,528 $338K
Indiana 10,963 $576K
New Jersey 10,547 $217K
Michigan 9,793 $225K
North Carolina 8,054 $208K
Minnesota 7,442 $114K
Missouri 7,404 $244K
Tennessee 7,390 $182K
Georgia 7,164 $197K
Louisiana 5,927 $118K
Alabama 5,925 $143K
Virginia 5,667 $167K
Wisconsin 5,538 $129K
Maryland 5,208 $98.5K
Arizona 4,807 $113K
West Virginia 4,579 $159K
Massachusetts 4,114 $103K
Arkansas 3,942 $94.6K
Washington 3,802 $78.3K
Oklahoma 3,743 $67.1K
Iowa 3,162 $48.1K
Nevada 2,748 $79.3K
Mississippi 2,621 $96.9K
Kansas 2,486 $53.7K
Utah 2,380 $37.5K
Colorado 2,319 $57.8K
Connecticut 1,902 $45.9K
South Carolina 1,730 $38.9K
New Mexico 1,715 $25.9K
Oregon 1,664 $39.3K
Nebraska 1,652 $29.9K
Hawaii 1,291 $14.7K
Rhode Island 1,074 $30.2K
South Dakota 893 $14.1K
New Hampshire 865 $18.6K
Montana 838 $18.5K
Idaho 769 $15.5K
Maine 716 $15.2K
District of Columbia 563 $14.1K
Wyoming 383 $9,259
Delaware 366 $8,289
Vermont 358 $5,240
North Dakota 356 $5,301
Alaska 286 $10.1K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
UMA DUVVURI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

POMPTON PLAINS

New Jersey

JAMES COOPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

BENTON

Arkansas

ERIC CHWA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

ARCADIA

California

DEBORAH RUBIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled54

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERT NEWMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

SCIOTOVILLE

Ohio

STEVEN VINCENT MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled53

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

GEORGE SINGLETARY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled53

GRETNA

Louisiana

CHRISTOPHER SHEPELA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled53

ST. PAUL

Minnesota

CHARLES VERMONT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

PRESCOTT

Arkansas

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

COUNCE

Tennessee

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

PHOENIX

Arizona

LANCE WASHINGTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

KOKOMO

Indiana

ALEX NAJERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

PASCO

Washington

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

ALUM BANK

Pennsylvania

OLGA LANSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

CHICAGO

Illinois

JEFFREY HILL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

GALESBURG

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

HOUSTON

Texas

OSSAMA AL-ASSAFEEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LEBANON

Missouri

CARLOS FRANCO-PEREDES M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled53

ATLANTA

Georgia

PATRICK MOLONY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

ROBERT KULCHINSKY M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled53

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DAVID BAER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

EVERETT

Pennsylvania

KHAJA ALIUDDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

CHICAGO

Illinois

IN HUH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled53

CHICAGO

Illinois

RICHARD SIELSKI M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

LANCASTER

Ohio