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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
ANDREA CONNORS DNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled113

WILLIS

Michigan

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

VAN NUYS

California

MICHAEL SOSO MD,PHD

Specialist

Claims Filled111

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ERIC EROSS D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled110

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

DAYTON

Ohio

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled109

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

RICHARD DIETHELM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled108

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

TRACY JOHNSON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled108

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

WILLIAM SARANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

RIVER FOREST

Illinois

LANCE KIM D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled108

OCALA

Florida

RAYMOND BADDOUR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled107

MANSFIELD

Ohio

DAVID WACHS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

SARATH WITANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

MORENO VALLEY

California

MARY CHIASSON D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled106

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

RALPH WIKTOR

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled104

WARREN

Michigan

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

LOS ANGELES

California

ALYN BENEZETTE D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled102

SOUTH DAYTONA

Florida

CATHY LUO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled101

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

ROBERT HARBAUGH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled101

SANTA BARBARA

California

PHILIP KACZAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

PHOENIX

Arizona

DIANE COUNCE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled100

ALABASTER

Alabama

STEVEN GRAFF-RADFORD D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled100

LOS ANGELES

California

NATAN SHAOULIAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled99

BEVERLY HILLS

California

STEVEN SUGA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled99

VACAVILLE

California

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

GLENDALE

California