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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Pramipexole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS; a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down). Pramipexole is in a class of medications called dopamine agonists. It works by acting in place of dopamine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control movement. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.3M
Medicare Part D Claims
$71.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 115,221 $7.05M
Texas 76,684 $4.74M
Florida 75,492 $4.62M
Pennsylvania 65,298 $3.81M
Illinois 52,082 $2.67M
New York 49,810 $3.32M
Ohio 48,865 $2.59M
North Carolina 48,212 $2.73M
Tennessee 45,828 $2.31M
Minnesota 39,470 $1.55M
Washington 39,352 $2.02M
Michigan 37,956 $1.92M
Georgia 37,912 $2.05M
Missouri 35,796 $1.7M
Indiana 35,447 $1.75M
Alabama 32,549 $1.35M
Kentucky 29,641 $1.4M
Wisconsin 28,809 $1.47M
Oregon 26,368 $1.14M
Louisiana 25,972 $1.32M
Virginia 24,913 $1.41M
Iowa 23,702 $833K
New Jersey 22,545 $1.45M
Arkansas 22,032 $1.39M
Arizona 21,300 $1.35M
Massachusetts 21,140 $2M
South Carolina 21,080 $1.12M
Oklahoma 21,001 $1.09M
Kansas 19,784 $780K
Colorado 17,800 $1.01M
Mississippi 15,644 $716K
Utah 13,834 $668K
West Virginia 11,970 $596K
Nebraska 10,609 $359K
Connecticut 10,365 $733K
Idaho 10,077 $486K
Maryland 9,663 $629K
Maine 9,036 $872K
South Dakota 6,448 $211K
New Mexico 5,970 $457K
Nevada 5,641 $248K
Montana 4,988 $196K
North Dakota 4,820 $152K
New Hampshire 4,455 $318K
Rhode Island 3,617 $335K
Alaska 3,525 $130K
Vermont 3,341 $232K
Hawaii 3,002 $214K
Wyoming 2,523 $117K
Delaware 2,344 $191K
District of Columbia 325 $23.9K
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 PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM OSTERBUR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

Ohio

STANISLAV KULISHOV MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

JASPER JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMMOND

Louisiana

NICHOLAS KRUEGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTEVIDEO

Minnesota

MUBASHIR KHAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

HOPEWELL

Virginia

MICHAEL REMLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MARTINEZ

California

LINA HARPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JOAN FOX M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

JOHN HOBBS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHRISTINE MAROZAS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELOIT

Kansas

WILLIAM HOOVER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PERU

Indiana

ROBERT SPRUILL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOULTRIE

Georgia

AHMAD HOOSHMAND M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

KENNETH WELLS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLMADGE

Ohio

EVA HENRY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

WICHITA

Kansas

MANUEL VERGARA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LAWRENCEVILLE

New Jersey

PHILIP ZUMWALT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WATSEKA

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER SKELLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRYANT

Arkansas

LISA JENSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DES MOINES

Iowa

ALFREDO JACOME M.D., P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

OCALA

Florida

KAMRAN FARRUKH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

KAREN JIMENEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CITRONELLE

Alabama

DALIA FULOP MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

IVONNE DE L FRAGA BERRIOS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

PAUL FEIL MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico