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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
ADAM LISH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled78

BROOKLYN

New York

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled78

TUPELO

Mississippi

CELSO TELLO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled78

NEW YORK

New York

LOWELL FORREST M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled78

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JULIO ORTIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled77

MIAMI

Florida

R COLLINS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled77

JACKSON

Mississippi

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled76

TOMBALL

Texas

MITCHELL STEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled76

BALA CYNWYD

Pennsylvania

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled76

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RANDALL OZMENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled75

DUBLIN

Georgia

KATHY MAN-WONG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled75

BROOKLYN

New York

LAI-SUNG LEUNG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled75

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SCOTT PASTOR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled74

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOHN NORI DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled74

CLINTON TOWNSHIP

Michigan

DANIEL SCHAEFER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled74

SNYDER

New York

POOJA BANERJEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled74

DALLAS

Texas

NAZARETH DARAKJIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled73

LOS ANGELES

California

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

DENYS BEAUVAIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled72

OGDENSBURG

New York

ANUP KHATANA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled72

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MICHELLE SPUZA MILORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled72

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MICHAEL CHANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled72

SOUTH WEYMOUTH

Massachusetts

STEPHEN HUDOCK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled72

SAYRE

Pennsylvania

LAWRENCE JACOBS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled71

TULSA

Oklahoma

UFUK CARDAKLI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled70

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania