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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
ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,322

WESTLAND

Michigan

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,316

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,306

SMYRNA

Georgia

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,291

RINGGOLD

Georgia

ROBERTO GRATIANNE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,278

CHULA VISTA

California

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,275

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,254

DALLAS

Texas

DANIEL FORTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,228

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,199

ANAHEIM

California

ARNOLD TEPPER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,187

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

AKSHAY PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,186

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

ELEANOR LAVRETSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,179

BEVERLY HILLS

California

DANIEL LOPEZ-TAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,161

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

ALAN SMITH MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled1,148

KENMORE

New York

ANDRES JACOBO-ALATRISTE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,142

EL CENTRO

California

RICHARD CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,141

BLUE SPRINGS

Missouri

RABI KUTOB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,129

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,123

LOS ANGELES

California

HENRY MIDDLETON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ROBERT HANNUM D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,110

TAMPA

Florida

JUAN SIMON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,101

MIAMI

Florida

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,093

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

SUSAN MOORE-RIESBECK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,089

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

DAVID LIU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,084

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,078

VOLENTE

Texas