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MEGESTROL ACETATE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

703K
Medicare Part D Claims
$48.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 162,006 $7.92M
Florida 108,852 $5.13M
Texas 76,905 $3.95M
New York 40,772 $2.14M
Illinois 38,900 $1.95M
Louisiana 35,707 $1.65M
Georgia 34,508 $1.78M
Ohio 31,859 $1.52M
Pennsylvania 30,147 $1.47M
Tennessee 29,936 $1.33M
North Carolina 29,778 $1.5M
Alabama 27,407 $1.11M
New Jersey 25,891 $1.22M
Mississippi 24,624 $1.12M
Kentucky 23,750 $1.2M
Michigan 22,831 $1.22M
Oklahoma 22,720 $1.25M
Puerto Rico 22,155 $773K
Virginia 20,544 $965K
Missouri 20,065 $893K
Arkansas 17,852 $766K
South Carolina 16,154 $853K
Indiana 13,709 $718K
Arizona 11,390 $473K
Washington 10,454 $497K
West Virginia 8,837 $380K
Kansas 8,364 $368K
Maryland 7,708 $430K
Massachusetts 7,266 $374K
Wisconsin 6,597 $287K
Nevada 6,369 $282K
Hawaii 5,844 $456K
Iowa 5,435 $215K
Oregon 5,031 $242K
Minnesota 4,755 $182K
Colorado 4,546 $215K
Connecticut 4,486 $214K
Nebraska 4,275 $173K
New Mexico 3,589 $160K
Maine 1,881 $93.9K
North Dakota 1,578 $61.8K
District of Columbia 1,514 $93.8K
Rhode Island 1,484 $73.5K
South Dakota 1,386 $55K
Idaho 1,320 $63.8K
Montana 1,309 $54.7K
New Hampshire 1,197 $60.3K
Utah 1,044 $50.1K
Delaware 883 $48.1K
Vermont 641 $26.4K
Alaska 548 $28.2K
Wyoming 436 $17K
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 MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,197

MIAMI

Florida

MAXIMO PARAYNO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled661

FRESNO

California

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled616

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ROGELIO ZALDIVAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM LACORTE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled598

METAIRIE

Louisiana

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled455

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN JOHNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled451

GULFPORT

Mississippi

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

BROOKLYN

New York

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled414

HIALEAH

Florida

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled403

RINGGOLD

Georgia

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled362

MIAMI

Florida

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled353

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

MIAMI

Florida

BENEDICTO GALINDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled347

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled337

CULLMAN

Alabama

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled337

DORAL

Florida

RONALD LAHASKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

BRUCE BARTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

GLORIA PIEDRA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

HIALEAH

Florida

JESUS CID M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled309

MIAMI

Florida

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

LOS ANGELES

California

LIDIA BERMUDEZ MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled305

HIALEAH

Florida