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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
PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

KENNER

Louisiana

KA KAM CHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled290

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NICHOLAS CAMPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MICHAEL CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

POMONA

California

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled282

LONG BEACH

California

GARY LAMBERT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

MICHAEL BAHRAMI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled276

MIAMI

Florida

HUGO ROMEU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled275

MIAMI

Florida

FRANCESCO CABRERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

MIAMI

Florida

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

MIAMI

Florida

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN DUGAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

D. LAMBIE M.D., M.P.H.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

PLANTATION

Florida

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled259

ANAHEIM

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

GARDEN GROVE

California

MARY TRAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

GARDEN GROVE

California

RICHARD WALLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

MARKS

Mississippi

CLARENCE TEAGLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled253

TEXARKANA

Texas

STEPHEN VERNIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

YUKON

Oklahoma

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled251

LOS ANGELES

California

AJAY CHAWLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

SHELBY

Ohio

THERESA BLANCO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

MIAMI

Florida

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

EAGLE PASS

Texas