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TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Also prevents migraine headaches in adults. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$65.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 152,987 $5.07M
Florida 113,380 $3.66M
New York 108,468 $4.66M
Texas 103,648 $4.18M
Pennsylvania 99,334 $3.64M
Ohio 93,784 $2.75M
North Carolina 76,095 $2.5M
Missouri 71,720 $2.02M
Michigan 66,517 $2.47M
Illinois 63,979 $2.49M
Georgia 55,566 $1.79M
Massachusetts 55,072 $2.1M
Indiana 52,036 $1.65M
Kentucky 51,366 $1.49M
Virginia 47,966 $1.73M
Tennessee 46,076 $1.51M
Alabama 45,047 $1.49M
New Jersey 42,417 $1.56M
Wisconsin 39,848 $1.39M
Washington 32,200 $1.09M
Minnesota 32,076 $1.04M
South Carolina 29,628 $1.09M
Mississippi 28,656 $805K
Oklahoma 27,959 $1.02M
Arkansas 27,843 $1.04M
Louisiana 27,016 $760K
Connecticut 27,008 $962K
Arizona 26,494 $954K
West Virginia 24,019 $859K
Iowa 21,490 $611K
Colorado 21,298 $648K
Kansas 19,606 $592K
Maryland 18,811 $687K
Oregon 17,131 $648K
Nebraska 15,517 $435K
Utah 12,405 $563K
Maine 12,006 $355K
Idaho 11,306 $365K
Rhode Island 11,279 $439K
Nevada 10,242 $374K
New Mexico 9,456 $319K
New Hampshire 8,332 $239K
Puerto Rico 8,134 $191K
Vermont 7,411 $252K
South Dakota 5,979 $165K
Montana 5,675 $178K
Delaware 5,113 $199K
Alaska 5,102 $140K
North Dakota 4,494 $103K
Hawaii 3,622 $175K
Wyoming 2,489 $75.6K
District of Columbia 1,865 $62.1K
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 TOPIRAMATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KASH BIDDLE DO

General Practice

Claims Filled54

BROKEN ARROW

Oklahoma

VICTOR BRUCE P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled54

SCHENECTADY

New York

JAY DAVE D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled54

DOVER

Delaware

ANDREW MORRIS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

CONCORD

New Hampshire

RICHARD ARNOLD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled54

CYNTHIANA

Kentucky

LISA LESCHEK-GELMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled54

NEWARK

Delaware

AMY LARSON ANP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled54

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

BETH TACCA ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled54

AMHERST

New York

DWIGHT BERGQUIST M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

LAKEWOOD

California

ANDREW CATALONE NPP, ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled54

OSWEGO

New York

STEPHEN ROSS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled54

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

DIANA MCCUTCHEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

ROGERSVILLE

Alabama

CARMEN FEDERICO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

AUBURN

New York

LEONARD LADO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

BONITA SPRINGS

Florida

ANDREW LEVITAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

STRATFORD

New Jersey

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

LEO BASTIAENS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

LYNDA FORMOSA CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled54

MCKEESPORT

Pennsylvania

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled54

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ALVIN HOLCOMB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

MELVILLE

New York

JOHN DILULLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled54

LAKELAND

Florida

SANKAR BANDYOPADHYAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled54

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

RICHARD HAMMOCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

OZARK

Alabama

ROBERT MCMICHAEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled54

MANSFIELD

Texas

HAZEM NOURALDIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

CLEVELAND

Ohio