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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
TIMOTHY LILLY D.O.

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled146

GROVE CITY

Pennsylvania

RAYMOND PONGONIS D.O.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled145

COLUMBUS

Ohio

DONALD LANZA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled144

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LEROY HARRIS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled143

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JEFFREY GONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

GALLOWAY

New Jersey

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

LORAIN

Ohio

ARLETHA ANDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled139

DETROIT

Michigan

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

JOSEPH PEYTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

MAUMEE

Ohio

BACH ARDALAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled137

MIAMI

Florida

SOHAN DUA M.D

Nephrology

Claims Filled137

NORTHRIDGE

California

HERBERT BAZRON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

WILKINSBURG

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH SHEEHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

COLUMBUS

Indiana

LAMIS IBRAHIM M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled135

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

CAROL GARNER MD

Claims Filled135

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

BRUCE TAMURA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled135

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SUREKHA VETSA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

SUNNYVALE

California

JOHN SALYER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

DICKSON

Tennessee

EDGARDO ONG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled134

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

ANDREW HUTCHINSON DO

Surgery

Claims Filled133

WHITEVILLE

North Carolina

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled132

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled131

TURLOCK

California