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GENERLAC

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

371K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.97M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 41,849 $729K
California 40,287 $708K
Texas 34,483 $690K
Ohio 17,430 $293K
Illinois 16,671 $323K
Massachusetts 13,920 $270K
Pennsylvania 12,604 $217K
Michigan 12,012 $205K
New York 11,716 $234K
Arizona 10,299 $209K
New Jersey 10,288 $180K
North Carolina 9,552 $190K
Connecticut 8,088 $174K
Louisiana 7,896 $135K
Missouri 7,811 $145K
Tennessee 6,764 $137K
Alabama 6,734 $119K
Indiana 6,712 $132K
New Mexico 6,265 $114K
Wisconsin 6,149 $124K
Maryland 5,222 $89.9K
Colorado 5,065 $95.4K
Kentucky 5,038 $97K
Minnesota 4,927 $116K
Oklahoma 4,873 $108K
Virginia 4,869 $87.9K
Washington 4,714 $99.2K
Georgia 4,432 $85.4K
Iowa 4,109 $74.5K
Mississippi 3,965 $72.5K
Oregon 3,836 $76.8K
South Carolina 2,891 $57K
West Virginia 2,789 $51.9K
Idaho 2,524 $52.9K
Maine 2,358 $41.2K
Nevada 2,267 $41.3K
New Hampshire 2,258 $48.2K
Rhode Island 2,231 $44.9K
Kansas 2,147 $39.1K
South Dakota 2,139 $35.5K
Arkansas 1,989 $45.1K
Nebraska 1,866 $35.6K
Hawaii 1,572 $33.4K
Delaware 1,064 $19.5K
District of Columbia 1,049 $20.2K
Montana 951 $20.8K
Utah 777 $16.8K
North Dakota 722 $13.7K
Vermont 607 $12K
Alaska 244 $6,178
Wyoming 202 $4,504
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GENERLAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

EAGLE PASS

Texas

INDIRA MAHALINGAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

BROOMFIELD

Colorado

ARCHIE HOOPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

LIVINGSTON

Alabama

SUSAN SMILE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

SANTA ROSA

California

CYNTHIA MILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

TUCSON

Arizona

JAIME GOMEZ M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled93

EL PASO

Texas

BHIKAM MEHTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

DIMONDALE

Michigan

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

LORAIN

Ohio

EDMOND KALIFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

MARKSVILLE

Louisiana

TAN NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

LA JOLLA

California

LEON POVEDA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

LANTANA

Florida

ONEL CORRALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

MIAMI

Florida

KIMBERLY EBB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

FRANK BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

HANFORD

California

LOUIS GERBINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

ATLANTIC

Iowa

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

SANGER

California

ARTHUR CODER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

BROKEN ARROW

Oklahoma

DIETER KRECKEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

RUMFORD

Maine

DALE MESSER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

ALVIN

Texas

NANCY SWAYZE M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled91

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RICARDO MARTINEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled91

MIAMI

Florida

JOEL PENGSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

MORENO VALLEY

California

RAVI BOTLA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ANIL GARYALI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled89

HOUSTON

Texas