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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
DAVID MCLAIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled838

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DHARMARAJAN RAMASWAMY M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled838

HEMET

California

KEITH SHENBERGER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled833

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

KRISTIN GOWIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled830

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DIANNE COOPER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled826

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

ERIC GOWING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled821

MENASHA

Wisconsin

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled819

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

SUZANNE ENLOE-WHITAKER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled817

SAN BERNARDINO

California

KENT HUSTON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled813

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

MOHSEN EHSAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled800

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

CHRISTOPHER DARCY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled798

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

ELLISON SMITH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled791

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled787

AMES

Iowa

KATHE BRYSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled785

ERIE

Pennsylvania

NEHEMIAH TAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled781

DECATUR

Illinois

PADMA VELLANKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled779

WOOSTER

Ohio

BOB WODECKI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled778

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

AMJAD ROUMANY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled777

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

KISHORKUMAR DESAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled768

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD HOUK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled765

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

R COLLINS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled760

JACKSON

Mississippi

GREG EUDY MD PC

Rheumatology

Claims Filled754

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KARA PETERSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled750

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

ART SNYDER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled750

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

LISA JUNE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled747

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky