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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

1.38M
Medicare Part D Claims
$31.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 124,961 $3.16M
Texas 85,173 $1.92M
Florida 84,224 $1.85M
New York 71,537 $1.64M
Pennsylvania 70,162 $1.56M
Ohio 68,245 $1.91M
North Carolina 51,576 $1.09M
Illinois 47,425 $1.12M
Georgia 46,203 $1M
Tennessee 43,863 $922K
Michigan 38,313 $889K
Missouri 34,176 $767K
Wisconsin 33,512 $754K
Alabama 32,986 $629K
Indiana 31,380 $795K
Massachusetts 30,970 $642K
Virginia 30,073 $775K
Washington 29,468 $677K
New Jersey 28,820 $718K
Arizona 27,672 $660K
Kentucky 25,288 $566K
Louisiana 24,896 $473K
Arkansas 23,592 $421K
Mississippi 22,378 $398K
Oklahoma 22,091 $471K
Minnesota 21,970 $524K
South Carolina 21,714 $445K
Oregon 18,867 $430K
Iowa 18,345 $386K
Connecticut 17,143 $419K
Colorado 14,672 $374K
Maryland 14,662 $406K
Kansas 14,629 $363K
Nebraska 12,538 $252K
West Virginia 12,140 $241K
New Mexico 10,751 $255K
Idaho 7,422 $169K
Maine 6,849 $215K
Montana 6,556 $140K
Nevada 6,524 $137K
Hawaii 5,756 $119K
Utah 5,584 $126K
Rhode Island 5,558 $113K
South Dakota 5,553 $120K
New Hampshire 5,446 $150K
Delaware 3,980 $116K
Vermont 3,611 $96.9K
North Dakota 2,835 $66.9K
Alaska 2,405 $47.7K
Wyoming 2,266 $54.5K
District of Columbia 1,431 $31.7K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
DENNIS BOYLE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

DENVER

Colorado

MICHAEL CLIFFORD MICHAEL CLIFFORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

EMILY LARSON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

COLUMBIA

Missouri

SUNANDA UBEROI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

KERRY KIRKLAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DEBORAH HOADLEY M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled69

LONGMEADOW

Massachusetts

SHERRY GUARDIANO D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

KEENE

New Hampshire

ASIM KHAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

WILLIAM LIU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

REDONDO BEACH

California

MICHAEL SWARTOUT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

SANTA PAULA

California

LINDA BELHORN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled68

DURHAM

North Carolina

DANIA MASSEOUD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

ATLANTA

Georgia

ZOHAIR ABBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

HOUSTON

Texas

HEIDI BUTCHER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled68

BELLFLOWER

California

MICHELLE BURKE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled68

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

WESTLEY REEVES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

GAINESVILLE

Florida

DANIEL COHEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

HEWLETT

New York

ALLAN DUBY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

DALLAS

Texas

MARY STEVENS PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled68

GRAND JUNCTION

Colorado

MONA PERVIL-ULYSSE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

BROOKLYN

New York

SUSAN FREBURG ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled68

BETTENDORF

Iowa

JEFFREY CHAITOFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

WALFORD FESSEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOANNA DAVIES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

LOS ANGELES

California

MEHRNAZ HOJJATI M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

CLEVELAND

Ohio