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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
VICTOR BYRD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled744

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MYRNA STUEFEN PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled743

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

AKTHER KOTHA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled741

LA MESA

California

KENNETH SMITH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled739

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JOHN GRANDONE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled738

NEENAH

Wisconsin

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled730

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

CLAUDIO LEHMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled725

FORT WORTH

Texas

DON CHEATUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled724

DALLAS

Texas

KARAMALI BANDEALY M.D.,

Rheumatology

Claims Filled722

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ANDRE BABAJANIANS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled719

RIVERSIDE

California

CHRISTINE PHILLIPS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled718

HANOVER

Pennsylvania

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled711

SACRAMENTO

California

RUTH CRADDOCK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled710

SAVOY

Illinois

MAGDY ISKANDER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled709

SHARON

Pennsylvania

NORMAN SIMON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled708

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RONALD ANGELO RUBIO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled700

HARRISON

Arkansas

CHRISTOPHER ADAMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled700

OPELIKA

Alabama

PRATAP TUMMALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled699

SHERMAN

Texas

PAUL UTRIE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled698

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

ALAN MARTIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled696

TULSA

Oklahoma

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled694

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

RICHARD BERTKEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled693

FRESNO

California

TIMOTHY PETERS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled692

REDDING

California

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled691

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

EUGENE GRADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled691

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania