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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
JAMES SUTTON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled263

OXNARD

California

ROBERT RINGEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled260

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JAMES LIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled259

MONTEREY PARK

California

NIKOLAY BANGIYEV MD

Specialist

Claims Filled259

DUBLIN

Georgia

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled258

WARWICK

Rhode Island

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled256

GLENDALE

California

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled252

MIAMI

Florida

RUY MIRELES QUINTANIL

Specialist

Claims Filled250

MCALLEN

Texas

SCOTT LILLY DDS, MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled249

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled247

GLENDALE

California

VLADIMIR RAFANOV MD

Neurology

Claims Filled245

GRANITE BAY

California

WILLIAM ONDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled243

HOUSTON

Texas

STEVEN MAYNARD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled238

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

PHILLIP EICHLING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

TUCSON

Arizona

DAVID DICKOFF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled236

YONKERS

New York

MICHAEL LABANOWSKI M.D.

Claims Filled234

DOTHAN

Alabama

PHILLIP AHN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled229

LOS ANGELES

California

RICK ROBBINS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

SALLISAW

Oklahoma

MAX BENZAQUEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled226

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

VAN NUYS

California

EDGARDO ALICAWAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled225

DALY CITY

California

JENIFER ZHAI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled224

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SOWBHAGYA SONTHINENI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled220

BINGHAMTON

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled220

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ANGELA CLEMENTS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled219

MOUNT VERNON

Washington