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SPS

SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

109K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 646 of 3362

$5.62M
Retail Cost

Rank: 966 of 3362

49,034
Patients

Rank: 537 of 3362

26,050
Prescribers

Rank: 557 of 3362

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 5,703 14,353 $818K
California 4,480 10,192 $614K
Pennsylvania 3,221 6,532 $269K
Florida 2,939 5,969 $220K
North Carolina 2,649 5,413 $277K
Texas 2,888 5,389 $299K
Ohio 2,143 4,799 $209K
New Jersey 1,768 4,536 $228K
Illinois 1,597 4,387 $235K
Tennessee 1,481 3,211 $130K
Maryland 1,437 3,105 $128K
Massachusetts 1,083 3,059 $191K
Georgia 1,451 2,950 $149K
Michigan 1,444 2,858 $135K
Louisiana 1,246 2,800 $168K
Kentucky 1,306 2,453 $96.8K
Virginia 976 2,213 $122K
Alabama 986 2,143 $108K
South Carolina 948 2,140 $114K
Indiana 819 1,702 $85.7K
Wisconsin 610 1,698 $110K
Missouri 762 1,549 $74.1K
Washington 663 1,454 $75.7K
Mississippi 691 1,355 $79.7K
Arizona 653 1,333 $56.1K
West Virginia 492 1,108 $53.8K
Connecticut 483 1,044 $59.4K
Arkansas 499 943 $43.7K
Oregon 389 882 $57.1K
Iowa 400 860 $36.8K
Minnesota 420 855 $44.9K
Hawaii 255 591 $48.9K
Kansas 239 549 $33.3K
Nebraska 276 482 $24K
Colorado 249 477 $18.1K
Maine 195 473 $30.4K
Rhode Island 199 472 $18.8K
Oklahoma 268 454 $28.6K
Nevada 157 364 $13K
Idaho 81 317 $19.9K
Delaware 121 310 $11.7K
New Mexico 94 255 $16.3K
Utah 85 215 $11K
New Hampshire 83 187 $8,500
District of Columbia 91 176 $6,965
North Dakota 108 164 $9,463
South Dakota 85 156 $8,442
Alaska 31 128 $6,221
Vermont 29 78 $4,387
Montana 43 67 $3,989
Wyoming 20 49 $2,639
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for SPS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALLA MASLOVA

Nephrology

Claims Filled201

BROOKLYN

New York

DEV RELLAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled143

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

BUFFALO

New York

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled126

MIAMI

Florida

CARMELO ROCO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

MIAMI

Florida

MACDONALD DUBOSE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled107

SUMTER

South Carolina

WILLIAM LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

MARION

Alabama

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled105

BRONX

New York

ROBERT HAGGARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

FREDERICKSBURG

Pennsylvania

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

COLUMBUS

Georgia

DIMYAN BALIKCIOGLU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

BRONX

New York

SHEIRLIE LAMANTIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

LANCASTER

Wisconsin

MICHAEL ROSEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

NEW YORK

New York

JILL ALLEN MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled86

CLARKSVILLE

Virginia

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

SALUDA

South Carolina

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

REKHA SEHGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

VINELAND

New Jersey

BELAYENH BEFEKADU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled84

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled84

VIENNA

West Virginia

SARVAMITRA AWASTHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

DINUBA

California

LAWRENCE KIMBALL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

HILLSDALE

Michigan

LUIS RIZO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

MIAMI

Florida

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

SYED ALI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled79

EASTON

Maryland