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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
ZAVEN ARSLANIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled98

GLENDALE

California

HAROLD BUDHRAM M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

SHASTA LAKE

California

FAZAL RAHIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled98

TALLADEGA

Alabama

CHARLES WEINSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled98

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled98

ROANOKE

Virginia

SUSAN BAGGALEY APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled97

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

DANA WINEGARNER DO

Neurology

Claims Filled97

LENEXA

Kansas

RICHARD HUTTER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

MATTHEW ENGELBRECHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled96

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MARCIA RIBEIRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled95

PIKESVILLE

Maryland

THEODORE HUNTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

HAMILTON

Ohio

JOHN PARRY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled95

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

MEHDI ANSARINIA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled95

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled94

COLUMBIA

Missouri

SARA SACCO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled94

MATTHEWS

North Carolina

ROBERT VOLLBRACHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled94

CLEARWATER

Florida

JOSEPH NICOLAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled94

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

LONGVIEW

Texas

GEORGE HOWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

PEA RIDGE

Arkansas

NOEL RELOJ

Specialist

Claims Filled93

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

CYNTHIA PAYNE-SMITH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled92

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

AHMAD HAFFAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled92

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

NORMAN GORDON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled91

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DAVID KAUFMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled91

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

NICOLE BIXLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

SPRING HILL

Florida