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Prescriber Checkup » SULFASALAZINE

SULFASALAZINE

Treats ulcerative colitis. Also treats rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine is a sulfa drug. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

138K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.98M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 26,524 $536K
Texas 14,361 $280K
Florida 12,785 $266K
Pennsylvania 11,495 $266K
New York 10,741 $248K
Ohio 9,981 $251K
Illinois 8,788 $201K
Michigan 7,031 $179K
North Carolina 6,693 $146K
Missouri 6,426 $128K
Indiana 5,844 $142K
Wisconsin 5,643 $129K
Washington 5,617 $133K
Tennessee 5,273 $115K
Georgia 5,269 $109K
Minnesota 5,213 $130K
Massachusetts 4,974 $108K
Kentucky 4,637 $108K
Oregon 4,469 $106K
Iowa 4,450 $103K
Arizona 3,929 $85.2K
New Jersey 3,877 $85.7K
Kansas 3,637 $84K
Virginia 3,486 $84K
Alabama 3,370 $61.6K
Oklahoma 3,317 $72.6K
Arkansas 2,862 $53.2K
Nebraska 2,808 $62.8K
South Carolina 2,640 $55.9K
Louisiana 2,228 $45.3K
Colorado 2,217 $52.3K
Mississippi 2,202 $42K
Puerto Rico 2,141 $31.4K
Connecticut 2,102 $46.7K
West Virginia 2,035 $45.5K
Maryland 2,027 $51.9K
Idaho 1,605 $35.9K
Utah 1,554 $34.4K
New Mexico 1,519 $35.4K
Nevada 1,423 $28.6K
South Dakota 1,268 $26.2K
Montana 1,160 $26.5K
Hawaii 1,039 $21.5K
Maine 1,036 $25.7K
Rhode Island 991 $17.7K
New Hampshire 927 $22.7K
North Dakota 874 $18.9K
Vermont 500 $11.4K
Delaware 391 $9,737
Wyoming 389 $8,453
District of Columbia 185 $3,195
Alaska 173 $3,782
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 SULFASALAZINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WESLEY MIZUTANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

LONG BEACH

California

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled152

EDINBURG

Texas

ELLISON SMITH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled150

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

JIM KIM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled147

BAKERSFIELD

California

SUREKHA GANGASANI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled145

MCKINNEY

Texas

VISHALA CHINDALORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled145

ANNISTON

Alabama

GEORGE KELLY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled144

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBIN DORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled143

TUSTIN

California

JEFFREY FAGGARD M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled142

MOBILE

Alabama

KENNETH HSU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled141

BAKERSFIELD

California

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled140

DOWNEY

California

FREDDY AVNI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

WELLINGTON

Florida

STEVEN WEINER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled138

WOODLAND HILLS

California

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled136

COVINA

California

RAYMOND ADELIZZI DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled135

STRATFORD

New Jersey

RITA EGAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled135

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NICHOLAS KIM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled134

ANAHEIM

California

MICHAEL STACK MD PHD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled134

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DENNY NAKAYAMA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled134

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ROBERT LEFF

Rheumatology

Claims Filled133

DULUTH

Minnesota

BARRY SHIBUYA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled132

FREMONT

California

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled131

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

DARICE YANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled129

WHITTIER

California

RICHARD BOSWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled129

BRUNSWICK

Georgia