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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
ALAN GOTTLIEB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled92

ATLANTA

Georgia

WILLIAM BEERS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled92

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

MUTHAMMA MACHIMADA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled92

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RONALD ANGELO RUBIO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled91

HARRISON

Arkansas

JEREMY ANUNTIYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

LAKEWOOD

California

WENDY LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled89

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

GARY WHEELER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled89

ROSEBURG

Oregon

SOLOMON FOROUZESH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

CULVER CITY

California

VICKRAM REEHAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

PASADENA

California

KRISTINE REA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

ANDERSON

Indiana

DAVID SIKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

LORI LAVELLE DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

ARUN DHAND M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

MARK GETZ

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

PEORIA

Illinois

MARY WEMPLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

SEATTLE

Washington

ALAN JACOBSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

AURORA

Illinois

LISA LOWERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DAVID SWIFT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

GRAND ISLAND

Nebraska

GREGORY BELL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM SCHNITZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANILO SALDANA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

BUFFALO

New York

MICHAEL HAIT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

YONG ZHU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

CORVALLIS

Oregon

PAUL SCHUNKE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

MODESTO

California

KENNETH ADAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled84

FORT DODGE

Iowa