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ACIPHEX

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), esophagus damage, and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. This medicine may be used in combination with antibiotics to treat H pylori stomach infections and ulcers. This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

341K
Medicare Part D Claims
$132M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 118,236 $36.3M
New York 34,928 $12.1M
Pennsylvania 22,242 $7.06M
Florida 21,307 $6.98M
Texas 14,071 $4.59M
North Carolina 13,819 $4.39M
Arizona 11,096 $4.05M
Connecticut 10,110 $3.36M
Wisconsin 9,316 $3.1M
Ohio 8,271 $2.92M
Illinois 8,220 $2.71M
New Jersey 8,151 $2.98M
Georgia 7,437 $2.29M
Oklahoma 7,329 $2.2M
Missouri 6,181 $1.85M
Kentucky 5,559 $1.86M
Oregon 5,555 $1.92M
Michigan 5,502 $2.18M
Virginia 5,469 $1.72M
Minnesota 5,430 $2.2M
Tennessee 5,033 $1.6M
Massachusetts 4,855 $1.68M
Maryland 4,708 $1.96M
Indiana 4,567 $1.53M
Nevada 4,467 $1.38M
Washington 4,330 $1.77M
Alabama 4,149 $1.13M
Louisiana 4,036 $1.11M
South Carolina 4,013 $1.27M
Colorado 3,741 $1.34M
Iowa 3,053 $921K
Mississippi 2,880 $784K
Arkansas 2,724 $765K
West Virginia 2,504 $750K
Kansas 2,405 $772K
Hawaii 2,369 $958K
New Mexico 1,945 $789K
Utah 1,878 $654K
Nebraska 1,744 $520K
Rhode Island 1,543 $431K
Vermont 1,347 $433K
Maine 1,258 $509K
South Dakota 1,052 $309K
Puerto Rico 996 $235K
Idaho 996 $332K
New Hampshire 752 $284K
Delaware 729 $322K
Montana 711 $243K
North Dakota 475 $144K
Wyoming 333 $105K
Alaska 272 $64.6K
District of Columbia 211 $77.4K
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 ACIPHEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOHSEN MOGHADDAM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

TARZANA

California

STELLA POPOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

LOS ANGELES

California

HAKOP OGANYAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled103

LOS ANGELES

California

GEORGE IN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

LOS ANGELES

California

ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

BURBANK

California

JOSEPH LOEWY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

LOS ANGELES

California

EDDY CASTILLO

Specialist

Claims Filled99

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut

CHRISTOPHER WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

ROSEMEAD

California

GENEKH IOFEL MD

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled97

LOS ANGELES

California

KIM HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

TULSA

Oklahoma

PATRICK WONG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled96

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CARLOS SANTIVANEZ M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled96

HANFORD

California

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

PALMDALE

California

ELEANOR AZURIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

TARZANA

California

HY NGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

LOS ANGELES

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

GLENDALE

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

COLUSA

California

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled88

GLENDALE

California

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

ROSEMEAD

California

DAVID WONG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled87

SAN RAMON

California

FARAZ BERJIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled86

BERKELEY

California

JAMES GALLANT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

CORVALLIS

Oregon

SOL REISIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled86

EL CENTRO

California

ROBERT LAMPORT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

LAKELAND

Florida