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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
CHARLES HERBST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled689

ERIE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL ISTFAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled686

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

WENDELL BRONSON D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled685

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MOGES SISAY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled685

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

WALTER CHATHAM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled684

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MARIAN CENIZA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled683

LAKELAND

Florida

RICHARD REESE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled681

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

SHADI SHAHOURI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled678

WICHITA

Kansas

DAN AXTHELM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled678

FORT WORTH

Texas

ROBERT TURNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled674

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled666

LUBBOCK

Texas

LEE LICHTENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled665

GENEVA

Illinois

ANDREW SOHN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled661

EVERETT

Washington

WILLIAM PALMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled661

OMAHA

Nebraska

NEHAD SOLOMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled661

PEORIA

Arizona

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled659

COVINA

California

CATHY CHAPMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled658

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

STEPHEN ARMSTRONG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled655

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PALLAVI SHARMA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled649

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled646

DAYTON

Ohio

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled642

ATLANTA

Georgia

MUTHAMMA MACHIMADA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled640

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

SANJAY GHOSH PHD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled639

WASHINGTON

Missouri

LARRY BROADWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled639

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

DAVID TROSTLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled635

LEBANON

Pennsylvania