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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
JOHN CLAUDE KRUSZ PHD, MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

DALLAS

Texas

ANDREW HILBURGER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

BATAVIA

New York

MICHAEL DESHAZO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled89

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JOHN ABSHER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled89

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JEFFREY CRITTENDEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled89

BOONE

North Carolina

SUSAN ROBERSON CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled88

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

WANDAL MONEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled88

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

FUHAI LI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled88

MILFORD

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH MANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled87

ROCHESTER

New York

CAROL MILES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled87

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

ROBERT GILBERT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled87

ATLANTA

Georgia

GARY RUOFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

KENTWOOD

Michigan

MIKHAIL VYDRIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled86

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KELLIE ZUMOT PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled85

SACRAMENTO

California

WALLACE HODGES

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

SEATTLE

Washington

HABIB KHAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled85

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

DHARMAKUMAR GOMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

SAN BERNARDINO

California

OSEMWOTA OMOIGUI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

HAWTHORNE

California

ERNESTINA SAXTON MD, PHD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled83

FRESNO

California

JEAN PRUNTY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled83

MORRISVILLE

Vermont

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled83

GLENDALE

California

JEFFREY DOWNING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

CASSELBERRY

Florida

DANIEL STUBLER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled82

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

SAMUEL BRIDGERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled82

HAMDEN

Connecticut