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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 2011

689K
Medicare Part D Claims
$109M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 105,334 $10.5M
Texas 70,004 $6.63M
Florida 67,542 $6.54M
Pennsylvania 64,222 $6.38M
Illinois 50,563 $4.56M
Ohio 46,426 $3.75M
New York 46,200 $5.25M
North Carolina 45,257 $4.3M
Tennessee 42,962 $3.39M
Minnesota 37,416 $2.07M
Washington 34,689 $3.04M
Georgia 34,421 $3.01M
Missouri 32,805 $2.84M
Indiana 32,079 $2.85M
Michigan 30,839 $2.65M
Alabama 30,258 $1.99M
Kentucky 28,402 $2.04M
Wisconsin 24,281 $1.98M
Oregon 23,306 $1.6M
Virginia 22,267 $1.98M
Louisiana 21,782 $1.61M
Iowa 21,203 $1.33M
Arkansas 20,280 $1.63M
Oklahoma 19,986 $1.68M
New Jersey 19,720 $2.65M
Massachusetts 19,493 $2.58M
South Carolina 19,343 $1.92M
Arizona 19,238 $2.09M
Puerto Rico 19,085 $1.45M
Kansas 18,759 $1.29M
Colorado 15,160 $1.57M
Mississippi 14,638 $1.02M
Utah 11,983 $984K
West Virginia 11,411 $871K
Nebraska 9,572 $590K
Idaho 9,380 $669K
Maryland 9,144 $1.06M
Maine 8,886 $1.18M
Connecticut 8,842 $1.13M
South Dakota 6,121 $356K
New Mexico 5,502 $535K
Nevada 5,011 $389K
Montana 4,701 $325K
North Dakota 4,666 $218K
New Hampshire 4,247 $496K
Alaska 3,696 $273K
Rhode Island 3,551 $423K
Vermont 3,288 $425K
Hawaii 2,698 $256K
Wyoming 2,375 $206K
Delaware 2,160 $279K
District of Columbia 264 $32.1K
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 PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled576

WESLACO

Texas

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled523

MCALLEN

Texas

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled519

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled462

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled459

DES MOINES

Iowa

ANN ROMAKER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled427

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JEFFREY JENKINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled412

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ERICK BOURNIGAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled399

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled396

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

JOHN SADAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

NAMPA

Idaho

NEAL HERMANOWICZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled351

ORANGE

California

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled349

BEVERLY HILLS

California

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled336

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

ALIDA GRIFFITH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled330

KIRKLAND

Washington

DELORES MACKSOUD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled319

MIAMI

Florida

IRINA MILMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

SHORELINE

Washington

SHRIKRISHNA VAIDYA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled308

PONCA CITY

Oklahoma

MARK BLAKESLEE D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled302

LEWISBURG

Pennsylvania

RICHARD SHUBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled282

ARCADIA

California

WALID SAMAAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled279

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

RAOUL BINIAURISHVILI M.D.,PH.D

Neurology

Claims Filled279

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MICHELLE DOMPENCIEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled275

NAPLES

Florida

SHOVEK BOYADJIAN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

PANORAMA CITY

California

JOHN CAREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled272

MONACA

Pennsylvania

PAUL TUITE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled269

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota