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NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Also helps heal a damaged esophagus. Prevents stomach ulcers and stomach irritation in patients who take pain or arthritis medicine or NSAID. This medicine may be used in combination with antibiotics to treat ulcers. This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

7.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.97B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 774,055 $177M
Texas 747,744 $189M
California 593,190 $134M
Florida 520,959 $123M
Ohio 427,628 $105M
North Carolina 370,030 $87.2M
Georgia 348,382 $78.1M
Pennsylvania 332,125 $82.6M
Tennessee 280,051 $63.9M
New Jersey 266,300 $69M
Kentucky 256,987 $59.9M
Illinois 242,993 $60M
Louisiana 241,748 $52.8M
Alabama 224,571 $49.1M
Missouri 199,727 $45.5M
Virginia 188,410 $46.9M
Indiana 180,045 $45.1M
South Carolina 173,548 $40.1M
Arkansas 153,605 $33M
West Virginia 145,993 $32.6M
Michigan 144,532 $38.3M
Mississippi 139,529 $29.5M
Oklahoma 117,103 $29M
Wisconsin 102,051 $25.9M
Connecticut 95,378 $23.9M
Maryland 81,113 $23.5M
Kansas 75,799 $17.6M
Iowa 72,662 $16.7M
Washington 66,647 $18.5M
Massachusetts 66,002 $17.7M
Colorado 65,538 $17.2M
Minnesota 60,882 $16.4M
Arizona 49,962 $14.6M
Nebraska 41,658 $9.59M
Oregon 35,066 $9.64M
Maine 30,682 $9.38M
Idaho 28,625 $6.79M
New Mexico 28,593 $7.62M
New Hampshire 28,420 $7.75M
Utah 24,312 $6.65M
Rhode Island 24,137 $5.62M
Nevada 22,840 $5.58M
Montana 19,513 $4.77M
Delaware 19,174 $6.19M
South Dakota 18,486 $4.29M
Hawaii 16,491 $4.11M
Vermont 15,449 $4.41M
Alaska 15,037 $2.8M
Puerto Rico 13,645 $2.76M
North Dakota 12,542 $2.93M
District of Columbia 11,873 $2.6M
Wyoming 10,137 $2.66M
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 NEXIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,829

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,890

LOS ANGELES

California

MOSES HYUN MD

Claims Filled2,756

LOS ANGELES

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,687

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,820

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,730

DESOTO

Texas

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,699

FLUSHING

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,694

LOS ANGELES

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,669

LOS ANGELES

California

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,664

LOS ANGELES

California

YUN HEE CHUNG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled1,630

FLUSHING

New York

AURELIO ORTIZ M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,575

MIAMI

Florida

IRINA PAPIROVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,571

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,559

ATLANTA

Georgia

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,492

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,480

LOS ANGELES

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,448

MCALLEN

Texas

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,443

BROOKLYN

New York

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,440

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,431

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,421

MIAMI

Florida

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,396

CHICAGO

Illinois

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,387

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

LUIS ALVAREZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,382

NEW IBERIA

Louisiana

YURY ZAMDBORG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,380

BROOKLYN

New York