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FAMOTIDINE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

3.62M
Medicare Part D Claims
$43.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 599,348 $8.63M
New York 267,870 $3.06M
Florida 267,659 $2.9M
Illinois 205,663 $2.63M
Pennsylvania 203,333 $2.45M
Texas 165,598 $1.82M
Georgia 158,628 $1.65M
New Jersey 149,890 $2.06M
Ohio 149,472 $1.81M
Tennessee 112,030 $1.18M
Indiana 89,349 $1.09M
Michigan 88,202 $1.14M
North Carolina 88,152 $945K
Missouri 74,910 $817K
Virginia 61,989 $762K
Alabama 59,502 $579K
South Carolina 59,414 $670K
Kentucky 50,132 $577K
Arkansas 49,933 $478K
Mississippi 48,918 $477K
Wisconsin 46,298 $567K
Louisiana 45,509 $444K
Iowa 43,821 $426K
Massachusetts 43,443 $591K
Oklahoma 40,752 $485K
Arizona 37,841 $468K
Minnesota 37,758 $437K
Oregon 37,499 $511K
Kansas 37,445 $422K
Washington 34,072 $451K
Colorado 28,208 $362K
Connecticut 25,327 $382K
Nebraska 25,204 $250K
Maryland 23,237 $295K
Nevada 20,552 $238K
Maine 20,445 $267K
West Virginia 20,182 $224K
New Mexico 16,146 $198K
New Hampshire 10,369 $126K
Hawaii 9,626 $135K
Idaho 9,051 $140K
Utah 8,689 $103K
South Dakota 7,850 $95.9K
Montana 7,798 $81.5K
Rhode Island 7,625 $83.2K
Vermont 7,087 $94.2K
North Dakota 6,730 $66K
District of Columbia 4,702 $52.2K
Wyoming 3,904 $41.5K
Alaska 3,252 $40.1K
Delaware 3,033 $47.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for FAMOTIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRANK THOMPSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled520

MANCHESTER

Georgia

JUAN NEGRON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

MAHMUDUL HAQ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled519

KISSIMMEE

Florida

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled513

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

ABDUL BARI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled511

CAIRO

Georgia

JOSE SOLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled511

SEFFNER

Florida

GEORGE CLELAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled506

ATHENS

Georgia

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled502

MIAMI

Florida

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled501

ROYSTON

Georgia

KWOK-LEUNG CHUNG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled499

MONTEREY PARK

California

ADEL BOUTROS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled497

LAKE FOREST

California

DAVID TURFLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled497

HAZLEHURST

Georgia

MANVEL MAZMANYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled495

GLENDALE

California

SURESH DIDWANIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

KANKAKEE

Illinois

ROBERT LAVAYSSE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

NOVATO

California

DENNIS SHEN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled493

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOSE IRIZARRY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled491

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled490

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled489

BAKERSFIELD

California

WILLIAM ALDRICH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled488

MANNING

South Carolina

JAGDISH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

CONNERSVILLE

Indiana

OLADAPO FAWIBE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled484

MIAMI

Florida

GARY LEVINSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled484

MASON CITY

Iowa

NEAL MERMELSTEIN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled484

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania