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TETRACYCLINE HCL

Tetracycline, is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; acne; infections of skin, genital and urinary systems; and the infection that causes stomach ulcers (Helicobacter pylori). It also may be used as an alternative to other medications for the treatment of Lyme disease and for the treatment and prevention of anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Tetracycline is in a class of medications called tetracycline antibiotics. It works by preventing the growth and spread of bacteria. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

132K
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.49M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 29,351 $207K
Florida 21,064 $97.2K
Texas 17,155 $85.9K
Ohio 13,602 $66.6K
Pennsylvania 12,040 $54.7K
New York 11,572 $54.7K
Illinois 10,214 $51.2K
Minnesota 8,242 $46K
Michigan 7,942 $39.7K
Tennessee 7,730 $38.6K
Missouri 7,617 $38.1K
Georgia 7,569 $36.6K
North Carolina 7,409 $37.8K
Indiana 7,313 $41.4K
Wisconsin 7,267 $40.1K
Kentucky 6,769 $33.2K
Washington 6,133 $37K
Virginia 6,109 $32.1K
Iowa 5,537 $27.9K
Massachusetts 5,525 $26.6K
Alabama 5,266 $25.2K
Oregon 5,197 $32.2K
Arizona 4,989 $24.8K
Oklahoma 4,774 $24.6K
New Jersey 4,698 $21.1K
Puerto Rico 4,281 $19.3K
Arkansas 3,739 $18.1K
South Carolina 3,472 $19.2K
Kansas 3,241 $16.5K
West Virginia 3,131 $14.6K
Maryland 3,110 $17.1K
Colorado 3,107 $20.2K
Louisiana 3,005 $14.4K
Mississippi 2,982 $13.6K
Connecticut 2,650 $12.6K
Nebraska 2,497 $12.7K
Maine 1,751 $8,518
Utah 1,741 $10.1K
Idaho 1,602 $8,684
New Mexico 1,582 $8,107
Nevada 1,430 $7,785
South Dakota 1,348 $7,092
Montana 1,323 $7,126
New Hampshire 1,221 $5,945
Rhode Island 1,177 $5,168
North Dakota 889 $5,409
Vermont 846 $4,265
Wyoming 748 $3,945
Hawaii 718 $5,692
Delaware 661 $3,392
District of Columbia 260 $1,326
Alaska 212 $1,407
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 TETRACYCLINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LARRY JEW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,351

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JARED FRIEDMAN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled232

MARIETTA

Georgia

JIMMY SCHMIDT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled219

HOUSTON

Texas

THOMAS PARTRIDGE D.D.S.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled199

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KENNETH LLOYD MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled182

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

NEIL SHMUNES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled179

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

Florida

JAMES SCHUSTER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled168

FOND DU LAC

Wisconsin

GLENN GART MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled159

BRISTOL

Connecticut

GEORGE FAVA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled159

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL SHARKEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled152

DUBLIN

Georgia

JOHN WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAMES KOMOROUS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled147

TACOMA

Washington

MAREK STAWISKI MD

Claims Filled145

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

CHARLES HOLZNER M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled144

DOWNEY

California

HOWARD ABROMOWITZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled142

DAYTON

Ohio

GENE SCHOONMAKER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled139

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PAUL LUCKY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled134

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID STABENOW M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled131

DUBUQUE

Iowa

BRUCE PALEY D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled128

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

MICHAEL MCCAULEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled125

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

PERRY SCALLAN M.D.F.A.C.P

Specialist

Claims Filled125

BLAIRSVILLE

Georgia

STEVEN PASSMAN M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled123

WICHITA

Kansas

DAVID ALLYN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled122

CLERMONT

Florida

ROBERT JAFFIN DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled117

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

SEDA TARKHANIANS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled116

GLENDALE

California