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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
BENJAMIN ZERTUCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled698

JOURDANTON

Texas

RONALD BARNETT DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled697

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

RAJENDRA GAVINI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled696

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

HERBERT TODD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled695

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled693

KEWANEE

Illinois

MUNAWAR HAIDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled692

BEDFORD

Texas

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled692

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

MARTIN PERLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled692

NORWALK

Connecticut

MARIA WISCOVITCH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled690

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled690

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

JOSEPH BENENATE D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled690

DALLAS

Texas

GLENN CROWSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled690

WEWOKA

Oklahoma

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled688

NARANJA

Florida

EVGUENI ROUDACHEVSKI DO

Claims Filled687

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES THOMPSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled686

RICHMOND

Virginia

RALPH INABNIT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled685

NEW CARLISLE

Indiana

STEVEN LEWIS D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled685

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled684

SALUDA

South Carolina

OTHONIEL CASTRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled683

OLEAN

New York

HAITHAM AZEM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled683

BEDFORD

Ohio

ALKA KAPOOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled681

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LYNN ECKHARDT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled681

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled678

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN WAGNER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled677

STOW

Ohio

NORBERTO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled676

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida