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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
MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled361

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

MANJULA TELLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled360

FREMONT

Nebraska

AMY GREGG PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled360

SPOKANE

Washington

GEORGE MORRIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled359

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JONATHAN ROSS M.D.

Claims Filled359

METHUEN

Massachusetts

RODNEY QUINN MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled358

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ELAINE FERARU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled358

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

ARSHAD AHMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled358

ELKHORN

Wisconsin

SAI GUNDLAPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled357

BIG SPRING

Texas

MARY JAMES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled356

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

TIMOTHY FURLONG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled355

ATHENS

Texas

CHENG DU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled354

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

DIVYAKANT KIKANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled354

SAN BERNARDINO

California

JAMES BOBENHOUSE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled353

LINCOLN

Nebraska

EDGAR RAMIREZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled353

LAND O LAKES

Florida

RICARDO AYALA MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled349

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

RIZWAN HAQ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled348

NEWPORT

Vermont

TONY RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

CONRAD GRANITO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled345

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

MOACIR SCHNAPP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled344

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled343

ALBANY

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled342

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

EDWARD HAIGHT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled342

HOUMA

Louisiana

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled341

BECKLEY

West Virginia