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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
DARIA MAJZOUBI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

HANFORD

California

PRASAD POLICHERLA

Neurology

Claims Filled59

DEFIANCE

Ohio

FIRAS ZOUABI M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

DETROIT

Michigan

MARK GIBSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ALLA MESH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT VISSING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

TOWSON

Maryland

DENNIS SULLIVAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

CONSTANCE JOHNSON

Neurology

Claims Filled58

CLARKSVILLE

Tennessee

PAUL SINGER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

LOS GATOS

California

ALI SAIFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

CLEARWATER

Florida

MARIA CARMEN WILSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

TAMPA

Florida

CHARLES JOHNSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

SOREN RYBERG MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

RANCE BOREN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

BROWNWOOD

Texas

KRISTIN ASHLEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

AUBURN

California

WEIGUO ZHAO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

MOUNT PLEASANT

Michigan

SIYUN LI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

ALAN FINKEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled58

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

JULIE SUDDUTH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

INVERNESS

Florida

KENNETH MURRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

ORCHARD PARK

New York

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled58

DESOTO

Texas

JAMES WHELAN M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

CADILLAC

Michigan

GARY KUTSIKOVICH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

MENTOR

Ohio

STANYA SMITH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled58

WAUKESHA

Wisconsin

SHELLY LARSON-PETERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

SAINT CLOUD

Minnesota