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Prescriber Checkup » PLAVIX

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 2011

14.6M
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.66B
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 1,273,281 $301M
California 1,269,855 $338M
New York 1,079,730 $268M
Texas 1,054,124 $260M
Pennsylvania 873,080 $202M
Ohio 696,005 $174M
Illinois 618,776 $150M
North Carolina 516,016 $113M
Georgia 483,875 $108M
Tennessee 481,870 $106M
New Jersey 430,569 $113M
Kentucky 394,392 $88.2M
Michigan 392,358 $108M
Indiana 361,033 $87.1M
Missouri 356,241 $78.4M
Puerto Rico 335,477 $68.1M
Louisiana 334,659 $74.9M
Alabama 319,480 $68.8M
Virginia 285,961 $68.3M
South Carolina 261,033 $58.7M
Mississippi 242,955 $50.4M
Arizona 240,845 $63.2M
Oklahoma 234,956 $57.7M
Wisconsin 227,276 $54.6M
Arkansas 222,585 $47M
Massachusetts 197,514 $48.4M
West Virginia 186,209 $44M
Maryland 172,880 $48.4M
Washington 166,507 $42.1M
Minnesota 163,174 $43.7M
Iowa 146,536 $32.1M
Kansas 132,171 $29.8M
Connecticut 125,580 $32.3M
Oregon 104,252 $26.1M
Colorado 98,274 $25.6M
Nevada 83,077 $21.3M
Nebraska 73,898 $15.9M
New Mexico 68,377 $17.3M
Hawaii 61,168 $16.3M
Rhode Island 55,521 $11.9M
Utah 50,323 $12.8M
Idaho 43,499 $10.2M
South Dakota 42,945 $9.48M
Maine 41,050 $11.7M
North Dakota 36,254 $8.43M
New Hampshire 35,944 $9.13M
Delaware 34,912 $10.7M
Montana 29,567 $6.73M
Vermont 21,802 $5.66M
District of Columbia 18,336 $4.25M
Wyoming 14,807 $3.51M
Alaska 13,233 $2.51M
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 PLAVIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH RIZZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,332

LUBBOCK

Texas

ALDO FONTICIELLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,325

EL DORADO

Arkansas

DAVID ALLIE MD

Thoracic Surgery Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled1,323

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GREGORY SAMPOGNARO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,317

MONROE

Louisiana

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,314

LIMA

Ohio

TAK KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,298

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,298

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MICHAEL DIBBS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,287

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,285

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,281

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ABDULRAB AZIZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,276

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,271

MIAMI

Florida

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,271

LOS ANGELES

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,268

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

STEPHEN BOYER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,260

EDGEWOOD

Kentucky

DAVID MEGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,257

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,257

GRENADA

Mississippi

THOMAS TERRY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,257

MACON

Georgia

ERIC JANIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,251

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,251

GARDENA

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,250

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE MYERS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,241

ROME

Georgia

M SHARIF M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,238

LUBBOCK

Texas

JEFFREY TAUTH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,236

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

SUBODH AGRAWAL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,233

ATHENS

Georgia