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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
JOSE PANSZI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

BLUFFTON

Indiana

BYRON TELFORD FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled60

MEDFORD

Oregon

TAMMY BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

ALBANY

Kentucky

MUSTAFA HAMMAD MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled60

PANAMA CITY

Florida

ARBELLA SARKIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAN JOSE

California

SUBIN JAIN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD CLOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

GLASGOW

Kentucky

AHMAD AL-KHATIB MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

BENTONVILLE

Arkansas

MEREDITH COUSIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN ORTOLANI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

GUL SAHETYA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

ARVIND D'CRUZ M.D.,M.R.C.P.(U.K)

Neurology

Claims Filled60

TITUSVILLE

Florida

JAGDISH SIDHPURA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

COLUMBUS

Georgia

RALPH MEEHAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SILOAM SPRINGS

Arkansas

KEITH LANE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

DAVID SHAW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

HARBOR CITY

California

ALI RAHIMI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ROBERT GLOVSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

LOVES PARK

Illinois

DAVID SWOPE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

LOMA LINDA

California

DENNIS PALMER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

ALEDO

Illinois

JOSEPH CLARK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JOHN BOOTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

FLORENCE

South Carolina

KULJEET GILL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

ELK GROVE VILLAGE

Illinois

NAILI DUAN MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled60

FORT MYERS

Florida