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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
TIM JOHNSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

AMES

Iowa

KAUSALYA CHANDRASEKHAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

KOKOMO

Indiana

JEREMY CHESS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled53

BRONX

New York

JAMES HENSARLING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

LEON HUPPERT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

ROBERT ROTHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

BETHPAGE

New York

ALAN MOSS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MARIANNE SANTIONI DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled52

OLD FORGE

Pennsylvania

PHILEMON ANDERSON M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled52

VANCOUVER

Washington

MIGUEL GARCIA-CARO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled52

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

CHARLES FORD M.D.

Claims Filled52

BOONE

North Carolina

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled52

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

CYNTHIA ELLIOTT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled52

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

JAMES KRETER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

RIVERSIDE

California

SCOTT KLEIN DO

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

JOHN PARENT M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

CAMILLE HYLTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

TEMPE

Arizona

DONALD MIRATE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled52

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SHAHIN BAGHERI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

ANNETTE REDA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

NORFOLK

Virginia

KELLY COLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

RODGER BODOIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

OLYMPIA

Washington

GEORGE LESSER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ROYAL OAK

Michigan