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ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Ropinirole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS or Ekbom syndrome; a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down). Ropinirole is in a class of medications called dopamine agonists. It works by acting in place of dopamine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control movement. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.73M
Medicare Part D Claims
$95M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 142,805 $8.01M
Florida 128,960 $5.59M
Texas 127,116 $5.6M
Ohio 112,759 $4.81M
Pennsylvania 103,992 $4.98M
North Carolina 91,396 $3.55M
Missouri 90,602 $3.26M
Tennessee 84,044 $3.07M
Georgia 80,064 $3.03M
Illinois 76,901 $3.42M
New York 75,506 $3.87M
Indiana 74,057 $3.09M
Kentucky 70,129 $2.39M
Michigan 58,768 $2.79M
Alabama 58,515 $1.92M
Wisconsin 45,128 $1.96M
Virginia 44,323 $1.84M
Oklahoma 43,149 $1.75M
Louisiana 41,064 $1.37M
Iowa 40,556 $1.52M
Washington 40,519 $1.92M
Arkansas 39,659 $1.34M
South Carolina 38,452 $1.5M
Massachusetts 37,714 $1.87M
Minnesota 37,143 $1.75M
Mississippi 35,552 $1.14M
Arizona 34,784 $1.69M
West Virginia 33,625 $1.18M
Kansas 31,681 $1.25M
Oregon 29,939 $1.49M
New Jersey 28,862 $1.38M
Colorado 25,580 $1.45M
Nebraska 22,923 $844K
Maine 17,331 $849K
Utah 17,330 $789K
Idaho 17,152 $754K
Connecticut 16,472 $783K
Maryland 15,965 $827K
New Mexico 13,455 $611K
Nevada 12,276 $514K
Montana 10,655 $420K
New Hampshire 9,556 $490K
Puerto Rico 8,828 $329K
South Dakota 8,502 $341K
North Dakota 7,906 $278K
Rhode Island 6,732 $311K
Delaware 5,244 $271K
Vermont 4,693 $222K
Wyoming 4,448 $176K
Hawaii 2,903 $214K
Alaska 2,478 $105K
District of Columbia 657 $39.4K
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 ROPINIROLE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled384

CALHOUN

Georgia

RAYMOND LOFFER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled383

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

SABIR QURAISHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled377

PEEBLES

Ohio

MARK FIXLEY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled375

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MUHAMMAD NAEEM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled370

DECATUR

Texas

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled366

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

BURTON SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled366

DURHAM

North Carolina

GEORGE WONG MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled365

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

BUSHNELL

Florida

WILLIAM CARTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

TOMPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

JESSICA GEIGER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled352

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

CLEATIOUS SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

JAY

Florida

JAMAL ISBER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

LA FOLLETTE

Tennessee

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled349

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

KING

North Carolina

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

ONEIDA

Tennessee

MUHAMMAD NADEEM M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled339

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

EUPORA

Mississippi

DOUGLAS DOTHAGER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled333

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JOHN SADAJ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

NAMPA

Idaho

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled330

JACKSON

Mississippi

JOHNNY WATTS D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled326

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled322

STEELE

Missouri

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

SIKESTON

Missouri