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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
MICHAEL KOHEN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled962

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled956

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

KENT BLAKELY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled953

KEARNEY

Nebraska

AITEZAZ AHMED M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled949

ROCHESTER

New York

GRACE MAKHLOUF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled943

SUGAR LAND

Texas

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled943

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled935

EDINBURG

Texas

ANNE WINKLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled928

BRANSON

Missouri

VICTOR MCMILLAN

Rheumatology

Claims Filled923

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled920

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

RICHARD JONES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled915

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

CHARLES MAY MD PC

Rheumatology

Claims Filled914

POULSBO

Washington

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled907

BECKLEY

West Virginia

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled893

HONOLULU

Hawaii

SATISH ODHAV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled893

JACKSON

Tennessee

SANJIV KAPIL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled880

LAKE MARY

Florida

JILL VARGO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled872

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

TIMOTHY SHAVER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled863

WICHITA

Kansas

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled860

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

AQUEEL KOUSER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled858

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled857

DOTHAN

Alabama

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled853

AMARILLO

Texas

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled851

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ELEANOR LIPSMEYER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled850

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

KEVIN CLAWSON D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled847

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania