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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
ROBERT CURRIER D.O.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled70

ALPENA

Michigan

STUART FAY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

FITCHBURG

Massachusetts

DAVID BELLOWS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled69

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

MATTHEW MORROW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

SANDUSKY

Ohio

LINA AMINI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled68

RICHMOND

Virginia

TINA PORZUKOWIAK OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled68

GLENDALE

Arizona

RICHARD KLEINERT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled68

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ELLIOT GRAND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled67

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled67

CHICAGO

Illinois

RUDY GREENE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

TALENT

Oregon

ANDREA KATZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled66

NEW YORK

New York

KENNETH MARGULES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

ZION

Illinois

RANDOLPH OFFUTT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled66

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

KATHERINE NGUYEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

SAN DIEGO

California

MARK LATINA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled66

READING

Massachusetts

KENNETH HAYLES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled65

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

PAUL GOLDFARB M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

EMERY JAFFE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled65

AVENTURA

Florida

JOSEPH HOSNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled65

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

KENNETH NOVAK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

UTICA

New York

ROBERT HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

ROME

Georgia

ERYNN YANG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

PRESTON BANDY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

KATHLEEN LAMPING MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

SHUNAI JIANG M.D. & PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled64

MARIETTA

Georgia