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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
SATWANT KINGRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

EVERGREEN PARK

Illinois

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAN DIEGO

California

ABDULKADER DAHHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

HARLAN

Kentucky

JOHN FORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

WHITEFIELD

New Hampshire

LEONARD WEINSTOCK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled52

CREVE COEUR

Missouri

JOHN WATTS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CORBIN

Kentucky

MARK STILLWELL M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled52

BENTONVILLE

Arkansas

DAVID SHIRLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

ROCKLIN

California

INDIRA VEERISETTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

RIDGELAND

Mississippi

PATRICK HARRIS M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled52

DECATUR

Alabama

THERESE YANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SANTEE

California

MARK EINSTEIN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled52

BRONX

New York

WILLIAM TREMAINE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled52

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

JASON CAMPBELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

GLASGOW

Kentucky

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SHWETA ADYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

LAKESIDE PARK

Kentucky

JOHN TURNS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAN RAMON

California

JACQUELINE WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

ALHAMBRA

California

JEANETTE VALENTIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

JAYESH SHETH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

SELLERSBURG

Indiana

RAFIA PARVEEN M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SAN JOSE

California

INEMESIT UMOREN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled51

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

RAVI VEMURI MD

Claims Filled51

DES MOINES

Iowa

CAESAR JULIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

CLAUDIU GEORGESCU M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled51

TOLEDO

Ohio