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MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Medroxyprogesterone is used to treat abnormal menstruation (periods) or irregular vaginal bleeding. Medroxyprogesterone is also used to bring on a normal menstrual cycle in women who menstruated normally in the past but have not menstruated for at least 6 months and who are not pregnant or undergoing menopause (change of life). Medroxyprogesterone is also used to prevent overgrowth of the lining of the uterus (womb) and may decrease the risk of cancer of the uterus in patients who are taking estrogen. Medroxyprogesterone is in a class of medications called progestins. It works by stopping the growth of the lining of the uterus and by causing the uterus to produce certain hormones. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

172K
Medicare Part D Claims
$7.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 52,317 $868K
Florida 20,142 $341K
Texas 18,532 $309K
Pennsylvania 16,132 $407K
Missouri 14,681 $330K
Ohio 14,198 $279K
New York 13,654 $244K
Tennessee 13,455 $261K
Illinois 12,660 $316K
North Carolina 12,269 $243K
Georgia 11,941 $204K
Washington 10,687 $140K
Indiana 10,314 $251K
Michigan 9,545 $189K
Virginia 8,441 $202K
Oregon 8,149 $99.6K
Arizona 7,736 $88.8K
Massachusetts 7,707 $165K
Alabama 7,539 $131K
Colorado 7,075 $109K
Kentucky 6,680 $108K
Oklahoma 6,670 $125K
Louisiana 6,488 $147K
Arkansas 6,363 $119K
Iowa 5,611 $116K
South Carolina 5,550 $88.8K
Wisconsin 5,527 $77K
Minnesota 5,405 $71.4K
Mississippi 5,063 $95.4K
Kansas 4,947 $101K
New Jersey 4,449 $109K
Maryland 3,974 $117K
West Virginia 3,193 $68.6K
Connecticut 3,148 $63.9K
Utah 2,720 $44.8K
Nebraska 2,526 $32.1K
Nevada 2,475 $36.9K
Idaho 2,459 $34.8K
New Mexico 2,277 $33.5K
Maine 2,126 $44.3K
South Dakota 1,774 $57.8K
Hawaii 1,768 $34K
Puerto Rico 1,673 $15.8K
New Hampshire 1,606 $43.1K
Montana 1,299 $18.2K
Rhode Island 1,115 $23.5K
Vermont 995 $24.4K
Delaware 868 $26.4K
North Dakota 687 $21.2K
Wyoming 684 $16.1K
Alaska 483 $8,388
District of Columbia 339 $4,887
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 MEDROXYPROGESTERONE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled350

COLUMBIA

Missouri

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled203

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled202

ADA

Oklahoma

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

TUCKER

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

GROVE CITY

Ohio

GLENN CROWSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

WEWOKA

Oklahoma

GEORGE MATHEWS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

HUMANSVILLE

Missouri

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

TROY

Missouri

WILLIAM BLAISDELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

SEYMOUR

Indiana

JAE PAK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled128

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

CAROL LARSEN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled127

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

OTTO GUTIERREZ D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled124

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DANIEL DUGI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

CUERO

Texas

TANIN PARICH MD

Claims Filled123

ALTON

Illinois

EARL STADDON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled121

UNION

Ohio

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled120

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

MOHAMMAD BAHRAMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

MUNCIE

Indiana

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled114

FORT WORTH

Texas

CRAIG BANTA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

REDLANDS

California

JOHN KUCHARCZUK M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled109

NORTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

BHARAT K MEHTA MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

EASTON

Pennsylvania

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN GALLAGHER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled101

SHARON

Pennsylvania

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

BEECH GROVE

Indiana