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PILOCARPINE HCL

Pilocarpine is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in people with head and neck cancer and to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a condition that affects the immune system and causes dryness of certain parts of the body such as the eyes and mouth). Pilocarpine is in a class of medications called cholinergic agonists. It works by increasing the amount of saliva in the mouth. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

97.9K
Medicare Part D Claims
$12.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 20,931 $1.46M
New York 19,400 $745K
Florida 12,706 $763K
Texas 11,063 $755K
Pennsylvania 10,172 $644K
Ohio 9,186 $646K
Illinois 6,142 $375K
New Jersey 6,103 $266K
Indiana 5,882 $498K
Massachusetts 5,770 $269K
Georgia 5,735 $336K
North Carolina 5,423 $367K
Michigan 5,267 $352K
Tennessee 4,600 $348K
Virginia 4,251 $304K
Missouri 3,996 $274K
Arizona 3,958 $317K
Minnesota 3,820 $231K
Washington 3,610 $258K
Louisiana 3,060 $170K
Kentucky 3,059 $205K
Wisconsin 2,984 $179K
Alabama 2,676 $161K
Colorado 2,601 $203K
Mississippi 2,565 $171K
Oregon 2,382 $175K
Oklahoma 2,303 $176K
Arkansas 2,186 $127K
Maryland 2,109 $130K
South Carolina 2,076 $117K
Connecticut 2,018 $98.3K
Kansas 1,988 $137K
Iowa 1,941 $120K
Puerto Rico 1,586 $42.6K
West Virginia 1,504 $105K
Hawaii 1,426 $56.1K
New Mexico 1,187 $117K
Nebraska 978 $49.4K
Utah 936 $81.2K
Idaho 907 $67.3K
Nevada 899 $65.2K
New Hampshire 804 $46.9K
Montana 675 $55.7K
Maine 620 $31.8K
Rhode Island 557 $25.3K
North Dakota 557 $26.7K
Delaware 502 $38K
South Dakota 501 $32.1K
Vermont 428 $24.4K
District of Columbia 259 $14.8K
Wyoming 194 $12.2K
Alaska 192 $16.7K
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 PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDNA MAHMOOD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

DANIEL O'CONNOR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

PLYMOUTH

Massachusetts

NEHAL PATEL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MCALLEN

Texas

SATINDER PUREWAL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

Arizona

HERSH CHOPRA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Georgia

WALTON TOY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

ROGERS

Arkansas

PAUL FRANK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

KARANJIT KOONER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

DALLAS

Texas

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

THOMAS GRAUL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LINCOLN

Nebraska

HENRY DAVIS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

CHRISTEN ALLAMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

SANTA CRUZ

California

H SULIT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

California

LUCAS CASUL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

RICHARD PARRISH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE LESSER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ROYAL OAK

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER DARCY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

JOHN BURCHFIELD M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

TOLEDO

Ohio

JACQUELINE FERGERSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

CORTLAND

New York

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MICHAEL SOPER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

WILLIAM SURBECK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

TULSA

Oklahoma

RODGER BODOIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

OLYMPIA

Washington

CAROLYN PACE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

TEMPE

Arizona

GEORGE SALIB MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

MONTEBELLO

California