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SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Sumatriptan is in a class of medications called selective serotonin receptor agonists. It works by narrowing blood vessels in the head and stopping pain signals from being sent to the brain. Sumatriptan does not prevent migraine attacks. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

297K
Medicare Part D Claims
$54M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 94,211 $6.29M
Florida 47,596 $3.42M
New York 35,082 $3.28M
Texas 31,849 $2.19M
Pennsylvania 31,403 $2.41M
Ohio 28,924 $2.22M
Michigan 25,102 $2.12M
North Carolina 21,882 $1.7M
Illinois 21,817 $1.44M
Washington 20,006 $1.5M
Arizona 19,900 $1.46M
Tennessee 18,743 $1.26M
Minnesota 18,710 $1.56M
Georgia 18,540 $1.25M
Wisconsin 17,879 $1.48M
Missouri 16,935 $1.19M
Indiana 16,298 $1.39M
Massachusetts 15,865 $1.49M
Virginia 14,991 $1.14M
Alabama 14,610 $1.02M
Oregon 13,929 $1.03M
Kentucky 13,913 $988K
South Carolina 12,258 $925K
Colorado 12,241 $959K
New Jersey 10,884 $1.01M
Oklahoma 9,183 $681K
Iowa 8,509 $700K
Arkansas 8,472 $607K
Louisiana 7,867 $525K
Utah 7,210 $500K
Mississippi 6,978 $409K
Maryland 6,797 $524K
West Virginia 6,464 $455K
Connecticut 6,335 $524K
Maine 5,971 $528K
Nevada 5,615 $377K
New Mexico 5,516 $460K
Kansas 5,422 $413K
Idaho 5,414 $482K
Nebraska 4,616 $337K
Rhode Island 3,076 $264K
New Hampshire 2,974 $312K
Montana 2,934 $230K
Puerto Rico 2,479 $136K
Vermont 2,240 $159K
Hawaii 1,856 $150K
South Dakota 1,818 $111K
North Dakota 1,672 $106K
Delaware 1,647 $144K
Wyoming 1,043 $72.1K
Alaska 724 $46.9K
District of Columbia 594 $34.6K
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 SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT KANIECKI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled426

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled329

JASPER

Alabama

STAN ZINKOVSKY OTR, PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled286

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

CYNTHIA KNUTSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled234

FARGO

North Dakota

CAROL NICHOLS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled225

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

SUDHIRKUMAR SHAH M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled223

HILLSBORO

Missouri

PAUL PETRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

OAK PARK

Michigan

DEBORAH REED M.D.

Claims Filled177

LYNDHURST

Ohio

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled176

MESA

Arizona

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled173

LOS ANGELES

California

IRAJ DERAKHSHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled172

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

KORNEL LUKACS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled170

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

NEIL RASKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled170

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOSE CASANOVA MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled166

CANTON

Ohio

ROBERT BROCKER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled164

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled152

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KENNETH SHARLIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled149

NIXA

Missouri

GAVIN AWERBUCH MD, PLLC

Neurology

Claims Filled145

SAGINAW

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER O'CARROLL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled142

NEWPORT BEACH

California

CAROL REDILLAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled141

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

NICOLAS SAIKALI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled141

AMHERST

New York

PABLO AREVALO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled141

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

DAVID TABBY DO

Neurology

Claims Filled140

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania