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NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.77M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.1B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 476,704 $103M
Florida 421,958 $85.5M
Texas 382,122 $80.9M
New York 331,699 $68.3M
Pennsylvania 276,130 $55.1M
Ohio 239,421 $51M
Illinois 235,667 $48.4M
Georgia 179,512 $36.4M
North Carolina 173,361 $35.1M
New Jersey 145,880 $30.1M
Missouri 141,900 $28M
Indiana 140,126 $29.1M
Michigan 133,429 $28.6M
Tennessee 121,976 $24.5M
Virginia 107,202 $22.5M
Louisiana 105,790 $21.2M
Massachusetts 105,677 $22M
Wisconsin 105,118 $21M
Kentucky 104,905 $21.7M
Alabama 103,713 $20.7M
Puerto Rico 88,380 $16.5M
South Carolina 86,189 $17.4M
Oklahoma 80,907 $16.8M
Mississippi 78,487 $15M
Iowa 71,910 $13.9M
Washington 71,152 $15M
Minnesota 70,843 $14.8M
Kansas 68,085 $13.8M
Arkansas 64,460 $12.5M
Arizona 61,776 $13.9M
Connecticut 60,733 $12.7M
Maryland 51,387 $11.2M
Oregon 48,783 $10.5M
Colorado 44,910 $9.61M
Nebraska 40,448 $7.59M
West Virginia 40,337 $8.15M
Hawaii 26,977 $6.25M
New Mexico 25,481 $5.36M
Rhode Island 24,552 $4.86M
Nevada 24,181 $5.02M
New Hampshire 20,061 $4.15M
Maine 19,422 $4.29M
Utah 18,730 $4.06M
South Dakota 15,879 $3.06M
Idaho 15,100 $3.16M
North Dakota 14,602 $2.87M
Montana 12,075 $2.39M
Delaware 9,074 $2.07M
Vermont 8,280 $1.74M
Wyoming 7,545 $1.52M
Alaska 6,538 $909K
District of Columbia 5,346 $1.05M
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 NAMENDA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GEORGE BEALE MD FACC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

ASHLAND

Alabama

MICHAEL STENCEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

ASHLAND

Ohio

MELINDA ELKINS-SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHLAND

Kentucky

JOSEPH BAJOREK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled102

ASHLAND

Kentucky

EILEEN CAQUIAS-GONZALEZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled94

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

VIRGINIA TEMPLETON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ROBERT ARMSTRONG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled64

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,334

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ELIZABETH CASTILLO MD PHD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled97

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JAMES PATTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled111

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

AMY COHEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled80

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RABI KUTOB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled153

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DELLA SIMON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JOE FRAZER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled261

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MARGARET NOEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled120

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JENNIFER JONES D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled65

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

BILLIE SHEPHERD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled355

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DUFF RARDIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled112

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ANN SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ROBERT BARKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

JANE BRUMMER MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled56

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RONALD JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

REBECCA MCGOWAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled91

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

THOMAS KALUZYNSKI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled188

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina