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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
MARK BOOKSPAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

SANTA BARBARA

California

JOHN MELTON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

LIVELY

Virginia

ANDREA PAULY R.N., N.P.-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled56

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

MICHAEL BOROFSKY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled56

WYOMISSING

Pennsylvania

ROBERT SHURMUR D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

SOWMYA SURAPANENI M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

DENNIS BOYLE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

DENVER

Colorado

SARAH DAVIS RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

SAINT PETER

Minnesota

STEVEN ROSNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

EMERSON

New Jersey

ATULYA DEODHAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

PORTLAND

Oregon

KATHY-ANN DENNIS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

HARTFORD

Connecticut

DERRICK TODD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

JAMAICA PLAIN

Massachusetts

SHIRLEY GOVE-VLAHOS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled55

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

FLORANNE ERNSTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

JOHN FALLON NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled55

HYDE PARK

New York

RITU MADAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

HILLIARD

Ohio

WALTER MOORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

AUGUSTA

Georgia

AMIN KHALIL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

HARTVILLE

Ohio

JOSEPH NESHEIWAT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ANA FUNARIU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MARY CAMERON-CRONE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

FARIBAULT

Minnesota

RENEE AMATO PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled55

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

AJAY WANCHU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

PORTLAND

Oregon

NICOLE KLETT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

DURHAM

North Carolina

TOBY BATES D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

BOSTON

Massachusetts