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SURE COMFORT

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

244K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.17M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 54,148 $1.09M
California 33,705 $929K
Texas 20,677 $479K
Illinois 16,308 $423K
New York 15,962 $458K
Michigan 10,743 $294K
Pennsylvania 10,149 $221K
Ohio 6,537 $151K
Louisiana 6,534 $183K
New Jersey 5,480 $158K
Wisconsin 5,276 $165K
South Carolina 4,550 $133K
Washington 3,968 $97.7K
Tennessee 3,967 $112K
Connecticut 3,182 $88.4K
Kentucky 2,887 $76.9K
Georgia 2,847 $80.7K
Massachusetts 2,775 $72.4K
Arizona 2,508 $61.8K
North Carolina 2,435 $72.8K
Minnesota 2,216 $65.6K
Oregon 2,082 $56.9K
Alabama 2,065 $61.4K
Virginia 1,874 $48.7K
Maryland 1,725 $50.5K
Mississippi 1,657 $47.6K
Oklahoma 1,627 $44.5K
Indiana 1,521 $44.8K
Arkansas 1,398 $35.9K
Iowa 1,306 $37.5K
Kansas 1,285 $39.7K
Missouri 1,189 $35.4K
Colorado 1,108 $28.3K
West Virginia 1,037 $26.5K
Maine 1,017 $39.2K
Nebraska 716 $19.4K
Rhode Island 692 $20K
Hawaii 672 $14.3K
Idaho 527 $15.6K
Vermont 466 $13.7K
Montana 450 $14.2K
New Mexico 442 $13.8K
District of Columbia 423 $11.9K
South Dakota 350 $10.2K
New Hampshire 342 $8,995
Utah 320 $10K
Nevada 170 $5,489
North Dakota 149 $4,244
Wyoming 101 $2,431
Delaware 91 $3,247
Alaska 40 $927
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for SURE COMFORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JANET MARTINEZ ARNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,237

MIAMI

Florida

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled619

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled549

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled467

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled445

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled377

MIAMI

Florida

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled365

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled352

MIAMI

Florida

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled350

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled326

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

RUBEN AYALA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

MIAMI

Florida

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled317

LOS ANGELES

California

MIGUEL VELAZQUEZ VALLE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled315

GURABO

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled293

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

ANA SEDA CORDERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

DORAL

Florida

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

LONG BEACH

California

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

HIALEAH

Florida

AURELIO COLLADO

Specialist

Claims Filled270

JUANA DIAZ

Puerto Rico

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled269

LARES

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled265

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS ORAMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

JAYUYA

Puerto Rico

MAYOBANEX TORRES-VERAS M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled256

HIALEAH

Florida