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NAMENDA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

5.33M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.3B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 497,122 $126M
Florida 444,104 $107M
Texas 396,879 $99M
New York 339,321 $81.4M
Pennsylvania 269,641 $63.6M
Ohio 236,469 $59.6M
Illinois 234,562 $57.5M
Georgia 187,752 $44.8M
North Carolina 171,547 $41M
New Jersey 159,319 $39.6M
Michigan 145,261 $37.5M
Missouri 142,457 $33.3M
Indiana 141,698 $35.1M
Tennessee 124,979 $29.5M
Louisiana 113,869 $26.8M
Wisconsin 109,804 $26M
Virginia 107,358 $26.6M
Massachusetts 106,072 $25.5M
Kentucky 105,535 $25.9M
Alabama 105,030 $24.9M
South Carolina 86,185 $20.7M
Oklahoma 81,994 $20.3M
Mississippi 80,249 $18.1M
Iowa 72,497 $16.6M
Washington 69,688 $17.3M
Kansas 67,500 $16.1M
Minnesota 65,760 $16.4M
Arkansas 65,200 $14.9M
Arizona 64,321 $17.1M
Connecticut 63,204 $15.9M
Maryland 50,911 $13.3M
Oregon 47,623 $12M
Colorado 44,229 $10.9M
West Virginia 39,927 $9.46M
Nebraska 39,474 $8.75M
Hawaii 27,063 $7.44M
New Mexico 25,468 $6.29M
Nevada 24,517 $6.16M
Rhode Island 24,419 $5.71M
Maine 19,305 $5.03M
New Hampshire 19,209 $4.73M
Utah 19,145 $5.04M
Idaho 15,492 $3.86M
South Dakota 15,281 $3.49M
North Dakota 14,035 $3.22M
Montana 11,597 $2.74M
Delaware 9,050 $2.47M
Vermont 7,962 $2.02M
Wyoming 7,503 $1.8M
Alaska 5,888 $1.04M
District of Columbia 5,333 $1.26M
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 »

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Top prescribers for NAMENDA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled4,361

ADA

Oklahoma

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,203

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,682

TUCKER

Georgia

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled3,474

MCALLEN

Texas

HERIBERTO ACOSTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled3,183

HATO RYE

Puerto Rico

ROBERT BENDER MD

Claims Filled3,129

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,534

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,449

SMYRNA

Georgia

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,430

FORT WORTH

Texas

TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,316

LOS ANGELES

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,258

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,194

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,124

JACKSON

Mississippi

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,081

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,955

WICHITA

Kansas

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,934

MIAMI

Florida

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled1,932

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,907

ATLANTA

Georgia

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,901

MIAMI

Florida

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,895

BROOKLYN

New York

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,885

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOSE IGOA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,880

MCALLEN

Texas

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,849

COLUMBUS

Georgia

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,848

CULLMAN

Alabama

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,810

LORAIN

Ohio