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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
GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

DEBORAH SATO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

JORGE VARGAS M.D.

Pediatric Gastroenterology

Claims Filled147

LOS ANGELES

California

SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ALI HADADZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled146

CULVER CITY

California

WARREN PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

MICHAEL WILCOX MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

NEW PRAGUE

Minnesota

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

GLENDALE

California

DHEERAJ MAHAJAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

MELROSE PARK

Illinois

JAMES ROCCO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

WAKEFIELD

Michigan

SYED MOQEETH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled144

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DONALD LANZA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled144

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GEORGE SINGLETARY

Claims Filled144

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled143

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

MARK BOBEK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled142

ORLANDO

Florida

CHENGUTTAI MANOHAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

MADISON

Ohio

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

HOPEWELL

Virginia

JOHN KAPOOR M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

REDWOOD CITY

California

THOMAS MCELDOWNEY D.O.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled140

COLUMBUS

Ohio

BENSON BONYO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

AKRON

Ohio

JEFFREY HILTZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

MUNCIE

Indiana

KAREN SAYLOR M.D.

Claims Filled137

MOUNT VERNON

Kentucky

NORMAN EDWARDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

LOUISA

Kentucky

WON BUCHER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled135

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN GALLOWAY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled135

ATLANTA

Georgia