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PLAVIX

Used alone or together with aspirin to help prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. This medicine is a blood thinner. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

6.32M
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.66B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 556,063 $158M
Florida 554,295 $144M
New York 506,898 $133M
Texas 437,153 $118M
Pennsylvania 361,853 $90.1M
Ohio 284,193 $77M
Illinois 253,781 $67.7M
North Carolina 210,544 $49.8M
New Jersey 206,578 $60.7M
Georgia 206,380 $49.6M
Tennessee 200,343 $48M
Michigan 174,234 $52.3M
Kentucky 161,341 $39.1M
Louisiana 151,335 $36.3M
Indiana 149,792 $39.6M
Missouri 145,060 $34.7M
Alabama 128,289 $30.2M
Virginia 118,213 $30.5M
South Carolina 109,044 $26.7M
Mississippi 103,027 $23M
Arizona 99,892 $28.9M
Wisconsin 96,236 $25.4M
Oklahoma 95,694 $25.3M
Arkansas 91,438 $20.8M
Massachusetts 80,004 $21.2M
West Virginia 75,940 $19.4M
Maryland 72,305 $21.9M
Washington 68,321 $18.6M
Minnesota 66,409 $19.3M
Iowa 60,134 $14.1M
Connecticut 56,948 $16.6M
Kansas 53,702 $13.1M
Oregon 42,754 $11.5M
Colorado 41,306 $11.6M
Nevada 35,301 $9.89M
Nebraska 29,800 $6.9M
New Mexico 27,582 $7.62M
Hawaii 25,917 $7.47M
Rhode Island 22,492 $5.26M
Utah 20,500 $5.7M
Idaho 17,453 $4.48M
South Dakota 17,205 $4.06M
Maine 16,616 $5.11M
New Hampshire 15,127 $4.16M
North Dakota 14,595 $3.6M
Delaware 14,280 $4.8M
Montana 11,967 $2.92M
Vermont 8,584 $2.48M
District of Columbia 8,010 $2M
Wyoming 6,171 $1.57M
Alaska 5,779 $1.25M
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 PLAVIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAURIE SMITH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled158

ALTOONA

ZHIJIAN WANG PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled52

WINDSOR

KENDALL GRIFFITH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled96

CHRISTIANSTED

Virgin Islands

FERNANDO LOPEZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled684

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled641

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

CESAR CRUZ-GARCIA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled641

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled599

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

ADOLFO SANCHEZ ORTIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled558

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

RICHARD GILES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled528

PONCE

Puerto Rico

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled516

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE GARCIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled498

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

ERIC AVILES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled489

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled488

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RIGOBERTO RAMOS GONZALEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled455

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

ALEXIS DUPREY COLON MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled441

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

PABLO SERRANO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled425

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled412

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

NICOLAS PEREZ MALDONADO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled403

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CARRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled399

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOSE MONTES-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled381

MANATI

Puerto Rico

OSCAR KIDD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled381

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

EMILIO DEL TORO AGRELOT M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled374

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOSE ACEVEDO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled365

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JOSE KAREH CORDERO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled365

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico