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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
PAUL WEHRLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MISSION VIEJO

California

NANCY SADLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

DAVENPORT

Iowa

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUFKIN

Texas

JOHN DAVIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

ROBERT LLOYD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CHEVY CHASE

Maryland

BINH NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GALVESTON

Texas

FELICIDAD MELQUIADES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTON

Massachusetts

LARRY HARRIES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEWISTON

Idaho

DAVID LOUIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND

California

DANIEL GINSBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TACOMA

Washington

ANANG MODI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAKE RONKONKOMA

New York

SUDHIR KUMAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORREST CITY

Arkansas

HARRY BLUESTEIN M.D.

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

PETER BARDWICK MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

SANTA MONICA

California

GLENNE GUNTHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIBBY

Montana

SUDUMPAI JARUKITSOPA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

BAOWEI TANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

FORT WORTH

Texas

ANNE HERRON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

KYRIAKOS KIROU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

DARIUS DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

KENNETH SAAG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ERIK MEIDL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HANNIBAL

Missouri

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

MOLLY WARNICK PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

PRASHANT KAUSHIK MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

BISMARCK

North Dakota