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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
EDWARD MERZIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled107

ALBANY

New York

KENT HUSTON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled105

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

RUTH CRADDOCK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled105

SAVOY

Illinois

HARCHETAN SANDHU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled105

CHICO

California

J GARDNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled104

TOPEKA

Kansas

LYNNETTE TATOSYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

PANORAMA CITY

California

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

MATHEW SAMUEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

ASHLAND

Kentucky

ALAN BERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MADHU ARORA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled102

JACKSON

Michigan

DHARMARAJAN RAMASWAMY M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled102

HEMET

California

PAUL KATZENSTEIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled100

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

SHANNON SIGNORINO PA C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled100

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

THEODORE BEDARD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled99

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

VAIDA STOIK MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled98

SANTA FE

New Mexico

NEHEMIAH TAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled98

DECATUR

Illinois

KISHORKUMAR DESAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled98

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

DENNIS BERK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

CONCORD

Massachusetts

RICHARD OLSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled97

ROCKFORD

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER SCULLY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled97

RENO

Nevada

JENNIFER BURKHAM MD

Claims Filled96

SAN JOSE

California

WILLIAM PALMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled96

OMAHA

Nebraska

LAURA SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled94

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MICHAEL WATTERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled94

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LOUIS ZUCKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled93

LOS ANGELES

California