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NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). This medicine is a calcium channel blocker. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

586K
Medicare Part D Claims
$46.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 79,117 $4.18M
New York 75,016 $4M
California 70,656 $4.02M
Texas 62,552 $3.83M
Pennsylvania 60,555 $3.25M
Illinois 50,594 $3.04M
Ohio 34,235 $2.13M
Michigan 24,136 $1.5M
Massachusetts 23,728 $1.18M
Georgia 23,100 $1.22M
Missouri 19,080 $949K
Alabama 18,389 $826K
Tennessee 17,853 $965K
New Jersey 17,414 $1.07M
Maryland 17,359 $1.09M
Wisconsin 17,308 $918K
Arizona 15,686 $877K
Louisiana 15,244 $841K
Puerto Rico 13,944 $535K
North Carolina 13,150 $734K
Washington 12,912 $741K
Virginia 12,905 $782K
Kentucky 11,606 $646K
Indiana 11,321 $703K
Minnesota 11,162 $678K
Oregon 10,719 $574K
Mississippi 9,544 $449K
Arkansas 9,404 $447K
Oklahoma 8,662 $481K
South Carolina 8,594 $463K
Iowa 6,147 $321K
West Virginia 5,711 $291K
Kansas 5,406 $292K
Nebraska 5,154 $242K
Connecticut 5,000 $286K
New Mexico 4,534 $271K
Colorado 4,513 $262K
Nevada 3,886 $242K
Delaware 3,268 $223K
Rhode Island 2,694 $139K
Hawaii 2,342 $138K
South Dakota 2,081 $105K
New Hampshire 1,920 $114K
Montana 1,903 $99.7K
Utah 1,872 $108K
Idaho 1,676 $87.4K
Maine 1,593 $101K
Vermont 1,530 $98K
District of Columbia 1,366 $66.3K
North Dakota 1,335 $72.2K
Wyoming 607 $32.4K
Alaska 368 $21.1K
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 NIFEDICAL XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BARRY MARKS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled403

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ARTHUR JONES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled350

CHICAGO

Illinois

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

LAWRENCE CAMPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

ORLANDO

Florida

CARMEL BARRAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN PIRSCH MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled275

MADISON

Wisconsin

STEVEN RAPP M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled268

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

HUMAYUN SHAREEF MD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled249

FT PIERCE

Florida

MICHAEL MORRISON M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

PLANTATION

Florida

STEVEN SCHMIDT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERTA LEE POWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SHAHEEN PIRANI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled216

FORT PIERCE

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

OMAK

Washington

GEORGE WEST MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled207

KINSTON

North Carolina

JOEL GRISKA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled206

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL COONEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ALBERT HAWKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

SANTA MARIA

California

SUYI PARK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled193

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JOHN BASKA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL DE LUCA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled191

EL PASO

Texas

JOSEPH CHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO ARCE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled183

MIAMI

Florida

RODERICK HAITHCOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

RICHMOND

Virginia

LYNDIA ORDILLAS-JORGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

MIAMI

Florida

ALANDE BREZAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

MIAMI

Florida