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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.59M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 178 of 3238

$35.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 464 of 3238

316,124
Patients

Rank: 213 of 3238

84,261
Prescribers

Rank: 267 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 30,845 139,160 $3.39M
Texas 22,882 105,342 $2.33M
Florida 21,151 95,968 $2.12M
New York 17,467 86,778 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 16,051 82,896 $1.87M
Ohio 16,300 78,807 $1.91M
North Carolina 11,768 64,372 $1.27M
Tennessee 10,304 53,140 $1.15M
Georgia 9,721 50,933 $1.07M
Illinois 10,422 49,556 $1.21M
Michigan 11,335 47,638 $1.09M
Alabama 7,700 43,464 $788K
Missouri 7,156 38,890 $871K
Indiana 7,950 37,709 $912K
Wisconsin 7,324 37,373 $862K
Massachusetts 6,981 35,840 $758K
Washington 6,573 31,811 $670K
Virginia 6,892 31,707 $756K
New Jersey 7,096 31,041 $756K
Arizona 6,717 30,539 $728K
Kentucky 5,311 27,857 $592K
Louisiana 5,139 27,386 $523K
Arkansas 4,322 25,143 $452K
Minnesota 5,546 24,660 $609K
Oklahoma 5,003 24,456 $531K
South Carolina 4,665 23,188 $483K
Mississippi 3,829 20,920 $365K
Oregon 4,142 20,163 $441K
Connecticut 4,089 18,872 $451K
Iowa 3,206 18,168 $381K
Maryland 4,344 17,506 $492K
Colorado 3,671 17,342 $410K
Kansas 3,068 16,178 $390K
Nebraska 2,383 14,280 $286K
West Virginia 2,402 12,908 $252K
New Mexico 2,310 10,361 $243K
Nevada 1,675 7,926 $169K
South Dakota 1,408 7,605 $168K
Idaho 1,529 7,579 $155K
Maine 1,721 7,567 $204K
Montana 1,390 7,182 $141K
New Hampshire 1,501 6,924 $171K
Rhode Island 1,172 6,478 $139K
Hawaii 1,192 6,391 $110K
Utah 1,360 6,300 $140K
Delaware 1,216 4,855 $145K
North Dakota 860 4,142 $97.2K
Vermont 725 3,376 $85.4K
Alaska 345 2,268 $38.1K
District of Columbia 521 2,191 $49.8K
Wyoming 382 1,836 $42.5K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled885

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

R COLLINS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled882

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

TIMOTHY PETERS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled882

REDDING

California

POONAM SOMAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled881

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MANSOOR AHMED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled874

RICHMOND

Kentucky

AMJAD ROUMANY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled871

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled871

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

KENT HUSTON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled871

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JAMES JAKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled870

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

DIANNE TRUDELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled870

FLINT

Michigan

KEVIN CLAWSON D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled869

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

MIGUEL GONZALEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled868

LEESBURG

Florida

SHELLY KAFKA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled867

CLARKSBURG

West Virginia

RICHARD HOUK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled865

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

MAGDY ISKANDER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled864

SHARON

Pennsylvania

TAMER ALSEBAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled863

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled859

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled855

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

RICHARD REESE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled853

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

ROBERT PHILLIPS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled853

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

WALTER CHATHAM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled851

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MOGES SISAY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled848

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

TIMOTHY SHAVER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled846

WICHITA

Kansas

KARA PETERSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled846

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

MOHAMMAD KAMRAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled846

MARIETTA

Georgia