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VAGIFEM

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

148K
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 32,341 $3.29M
Florida 23,192 $2.35M
New York 20,182 $2.1M
Texas 13,881 $1.44M
Pennsylvania 11,136 $1.1M
Ohio 11,132 $1.16M
Massachusetts 9,446 $987K
Washington 8,891 $921K
North Carolina 8,542 $800K
Illinois 8,161 $850K
Georgia 7,861 $745K
Oregon 6,912 $696K
New Jersey 6,862 $793K
Virginia 6,480 $680K
Arizona 6,051 $647K
South Carolina 5,815 $534K
Kentucky 5,313 $501K
Michigan 5,228 $590K
Indiana 4,995 $489K
Wisconsin 4,951 $465K
Tennessee 4,614 $461K
Missouri 4,403 $402K
Colorado 4,169 $465K
Connecticut 4,056 $447K
Minnesota 4,005 $464K
Iowa 3,935 $364K
Puerto Rico 3,270 $242K
Louisiana 3,184 $296K
Arkansas 3,044 $257K
Alabama 2,942 $279K
Maryland 2,708 $345K
Oklahoma 2,671 $309K
New Mexico 2,505 $257K
Utah 2,132 $208K
Mississippi 2,072 $174K
Idaho 1,956 $190K
Kansas 1,946 $206K
Montana 1,822 $173K
Nebraska 1,638 $146K
Nevada 1,595 $162K
Rhode Island 1,408 $113K
West Virginia 1,293 $134K
South Dakota 1,201 $107K
New Hampshire 1,118 $112K
Maine 1,043 $145K
Vermont 986 $98.4K
North Dakota 965 $94K
Hawaii 798 $100K
Delaware 679 $88K
Wyoming 581 $55.3K
District of Columbia 371 $44.7K
Alaska 354 $43.1K
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 VAGIFEM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT FRIEDMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled53

KATY

Texas

JAMES BOLTON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled53

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

NANCY PETIT M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled53

WILMINGTON

Delaware

MELISSA COBBS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled53

SAVANNAH

Georgia

HOLLY THACKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

CLEVELAND

Ohio

KAREN HATCH NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled53

VESTAL

New York

SHERRI MAETOZO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled53

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

LINDA KILEY M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled52

JUPITER

Florida

KATHLEEN GARDE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

ANACORTES

Washington

MERCEDES CASTIEL MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled52

NEW YORK

New York

DOUGLAS HARRINGTON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

PEKIN

Illinois

MARY JANE MINKIN M.D., FACOG

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

TATIANA SPIRTOS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

REDWOOD CITY

California

LINDA HOLT

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

SKOKIE

Illinois

OLGA BYALIK MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

SPRINGFIELD

New Jersey

JULIE PATTISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SEATTLE

Washington

STEVEN SEIDMAN M.D.

Claims Filled52

MANHASSET

New York

RONALD KOCH MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

MARC KAUFMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

JUPITER

Florida

JOYCE HAIR MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

VIENNA

Virginia

RICHARD MOSS MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

NEW YORK

New York

FRANK TAKYI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

LANSING

Michigan

LINDA LACY M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled52

EL PASO

Texas

HAROUTYOUN MARGOSSIAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled52

BROOKLYN

New York

ANNE CAMBER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled51

LIBBY

Montana