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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

951K
Medicare Part D Claims
$31M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 113,689 $3.96M
Texas 77,477 $1.79M
Florida 74,142 $1.65M
New York 63,705 $1.59M
Ohio 61,959 $1.83M
Pennsylvania 61,923 $1.46M
North Carolina 47,379 $1.01M
Illinois 43,710 $1.03M
Georgia 42,203 $965K
Tennessee 40,230 $851K
Missouri 31,456 $724K
Michigan 30,650 $747K
Alabama 29,857 $586K
Wisconsin 29,815 $696K
Indiana 29,271 $810K
Massachusetts 28,323 $617K
Washington 27,006 $667K
Virginia 26,963 $769K
Arizona 25,851 $632K
Kentucky 23,462 $590K
New Jersey 22,472 $553K
Arkansas 21,990 $393K
Louisiana 21,725 $439K
Minnesota 20,489 $493K
Mississippi 20,380 $377K
South Carolina 19,807 $419K
Oklahoma 19,261 $437K
Oregon 17,039 $447K
Iowa 16,803 $356K
Connecticut 14,860 $367K
Kansas 13,754 $366K
Puerto Rico 13,652 $204K
Colorado 13,057 $431K
Maryland 12,886 $389K
Nebraska 12,003 $243K
West Virginia 10,958 $214K
New Mexico 9,945 $251K
Idaho 6,520 $147K
Maine 6,311 $213K
Montana 6,196 $134K
Nevada 5,530 $128K
Hawaii 5,486 $143K
Rhode Island 5,176 $106K
South Dakota 5,158 $112K
Utah 5,092 $120K
New Hampshire 4,829 $144K
Delaware 3,634 $110K
Vermont 3,353 $87.9K
North Dakota 2,849 $65.4K
Alaska 2,313 $48.6K
Wyoming 1,983 $48.3K
District of Columbia 1,260 $31.5K
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 HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,797

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,637

PEORIA

Arizona

MALIK SPADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,557

HAMMOND

Louisiana

PHILIP MEADOW D.O. F.A.C.R.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,501

COLUMBUS

Georgia

BERNARD HOJAILI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,496

NEW IBERIA

Louisiana

RICHARD BOSWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,480

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

STEVEN COHEN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,262

TYLER

Texas

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,243

LIMA

Ohio

MANUEL CALVIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,236

TULSA

Oklahoma

ROBERT HYLLAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,226

MUSKEGON

Michigan

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,099

TUPELO

Mississippi

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,093

LONGVIEW

Texas

HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,070

FRESNO

California

BURHAN CHINIKHANWALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,059

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,037

MISSION

Texas

TAMER ALSEBAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,025

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,012

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,004

WENATCHEE

Washington

KENNY SIZEMORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled973

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled971

LINCOLN

Nebraska

LINDA MORELOCK FNPC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled969

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled969

VALDOSTA

Georgia

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled969

PEORIA

Arizona

EMILIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled968

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled964

ORO VALLEY

Arizona