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Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Lidocaine viscous is not normally used for sore throats due to cold, flu, or infections such as strep throat. More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 18,433 $286K
Pennsylvania 12,942 $166K
Texas 12,476 $132K
Florida 11,918 $108K
New York 10,336 $115K
Ohio 8,538 $98.2K
Illinois 6,542 $66.9K
Tennessee 6,477 $71.1K
Georgia 6,163 $64.1K
North Carolina 6,158 $73.5K
Michigan 5,960 $63.7K
Missouri 5,217 $63.2K
Minnesota 4,934 $69.9K
Virginia 4,769 $51.4K
Massachusetts 4,493 $55.6K
New Jersey 4,356 $45.3K
Alabama 4,234 $61.3K
Kentucky 4,159 $43.8K
Washington 3,995 $49.4K
Wisconsin 3,662 $44.1K
Arizona 3,593 $33.7K
Puerto Rico 3,509 $31.9K
Oregon 3,132 $46K
Louisiana 3,101 $28.7K
Indiana 2,986 $31K
South Carolina 2,639 $32.6K
Mississippi 2,631 $25.5K
Oklahoma 2,582 $30.7K
Maryland 2,467 $30.4K
Colorado 2,362 $37.5K
Kansas 2,178 $24.2K
West Virginia 2,171 $25.4K
Iowa 1,986 $22.1K
Arkansas 1,953 $19.1K
New Mexico 1,820 $19.9K
Connecticut 1,758 $18K
Nebraska 1,594 $19.4K
Utah 1,326 $13.1K
Nevada 1,233 $13.6K
Idaho 1,174 $17.4K
Maine 972 $9,975
Rhode Island 849 $8,624
South Dakota 731 $9,921
Montana 671 $7,012
Delaware 618 $6,274
North Dakota 613 $9,654
New Hampshire 533 $4,905
Hawaii 456 $6,158
Vermont 381 $3,630
Wyoming 381 $4,047
Alaska 210 $2,393
District of Columbia 159 $2,224
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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