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Prescriber Checkup

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Treats life-threatening heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias) in patients who have already taken other antiarrhythmic medicines. More info »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 25,854 $707K
Texas 22,702 $630K
Illinois 16,656 $432K
Pennsylvania 14,579 $393K
Ohio 13,978 $468K
California 13,010 $530K
Missouri 12,349 $289K
Indiana 10,237 $289K
Georgia 9,668 $218K
Alabama 9,624 $203K
Tennessee 9,261 $244K
Michigan 8,772 $296K
North Carolina 8,516 $187K
Oklahoma 8,225 $206K
Arkansas 7,975 $147K
Virginia 7,777 $203K
Louisiana 7,460 $156K
Iowa 7,107 $130K
Kentucky 6,980 $267K
Mississippi 6,716 $142K
New York 6,425 $291K
South Carolina 6,280 $146K
Wisconsin 5,436 $138K
Arizona 5,071 $190K
Kansas 4,435 $106K
Minnesota 3,355 $80.4K
Nebraska 3,296 $59K
Maryland 3,256 $124K
New Jersey 3,115 $153K
West Virginia 3,003 $78.3K
Nevada 2,315 $60.8K
Colorado 2,245 $78.1K
Oregon 2,225 $58.3K
Massachusetts 2,201 $84.1K
Washington 2,053 $68.2K
New Mexico 2,048 $51K
Utah 1,439 $36.2K
Idaho 1,277 $33.3K
Connecticut 1,095 $47.3K
South Dakota 999 $19.6K
New Hampshire 849 $26.7K
Maine 831 $27.8K
Delaware 756 $31.8K
Montana 754 $16K
Wyoming 568 $11.7K
Hawaii 387 $16.1K
Rhode Island 261 $6,911
Alaska 168 $6,169
Vermont 167 $6,707
North Dakota 88 $2,262
District of Columbia 87 $7,028
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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