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FAMOTIDINE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

4.06M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 81 of 3238

$48.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 376 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 632,648 $9.12M
New York 309,650 $3.64M
Florida 292,733 $3.14M
Pennsylvania 221,015 $2.63M
Illinois 206,894 $2.73M
Texas 188,519 $2.09M
Georgia 176,205 $1.84M
New Jersey 166,281 $2.28M
Ohio 159,128 $1.92M
Tennessee 120,895 $1.28M
Michigan 103,761 $1.34M
North Carolina 100,958 $1.06M
Indiana 97,335 $1.23M
Missouri 78,149 $877K
Virginia 66,944 $858K
Alabama 66,121 $628K
South Carolina 61,503 $671K
Kentucky 53,938 $636K
Mississippi 52,060 $494K
Arkansas 51,408 $499K
Massachusetts 48,381 $605K
Wisconsin 48,025 $599K
Louisiana 46,913 $471K
Iowa 46,502 $423K
Oklahoma 43,750 $517K
Kansas 41,042 $461K
Arizona 39,805 $467K
Minnesota 39,632 $473K
Oregon 37,570 $486K
Washington 36,708 $454K
Colorado 29,361 $366K
Connecticut 27,829 $373K
Maryland 27,151 $347K
Nebraska 25,471 $264K
Nevada 22,470 $247K
Maine 21,420 $279K
West Virginia 19,685 $215K
New Mexico 17,195 $202K
Hawaii 10,896 $109K
New Hampshire 10,315 $135K
Utah 9,295 $109K
Idaho 9,286 $110K
South Dakota 8,399 $102K
Montana 8,250 $81.7K
Rhode Island 8,208 $96.6K
North Dakota 7,696 $74.4K
Vermont 6,633 $88.2K
District of Columbia 5,176 $64.6K
Wyoming 3,775 $36.7K
Alaska 3,546 $34.3K
Delaware 3,468 $49.9K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for FAMOTIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SAMUEL LEUNG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled912

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAJIV KANDALA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled903

CHICAGO

Illinois

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled887

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE IRIZARRY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled877

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled858

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled856

AUGUSTA

Georgia

RADHIKA MENON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled855

HUDSON

Florida

VAN VU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled849

SANTA ANA

California

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled848

DUBLIN

Georgia

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled825

ANAHEIM

California

NEAL MERMELSTEIN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled825

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled824

CULLMAN

Alabama

ANDRES BUSTAMANTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled824

CHULA VISTA

California

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled821

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled821

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled763

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled756

HIALEAH

Florida

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled749

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled732

CALHOUN

Georgia

JOHN RAMIREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

HOUSTON

Texas

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled725

BUFFALO

New York

BYUNG KANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled718

FLUSHING

New York

SATWANT KINGRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled702

EVERGREEN PARK

Illinois

JAMES ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled696

ASHLAND CITY

Tennessee

SALEEM MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled693

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey