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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
QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

AMERICUS

Georgia

RICHARD ZWEIG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled167

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JOHN STEFFENS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled166

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

PABLO AREVALO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled166

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

RANDIP SINGH M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled165

BELLEVUE

Washington

MOUSSA FAMININI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled165

ENCINO

California

STEPHEN GANCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

PORTLAND

Oregon

ALAN DIAMOND DO

Neurology

Claims Filled164

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled163

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RAMMOHAN RAO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled163

PENSACOLA

Florida

JOHN ROBERTS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled161

SEATTLE

Washington

JOHN MARSHALL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled161

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MARTHA NANCE

Neurology

Claims Filled161

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

WILLIAM GIBSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

SNEAD

Alabama

THOMAS CRAIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

TAYLORSVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL KEYSER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled161

TEMPLE

Texas

JAVED IQBAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled160

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

AMY COLCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled160

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID GREELEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled160

SPOKANE

Washington

RALPH DUNNIGAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled160

BISMARCK

North Dakota

STEPHEN GOLLOMP MD

Neurology

Claims Filled160

WYNNEWOOD

Pennsylvania

HUNG-MIN SUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

SANTA ANA

California

IMRAN HAQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

DOUGLAS ROSS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled157

PROVO

Utah

ANNE HAYES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

LEBANON

Pennsylvania