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KLOR-CON 10

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.06M
Medicare Part D Claims
$60.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 212,595 $5.08M
California 158,851 $4.44M
Illinois 119,957 $3.42M
Tennessee 116,827 $2.83M
Ohio 99,645 $2.99M
Texas 95,003 $2.54M
Pennsylvania 92,069 $2.56M
New York 86,621 $2.62M
Georgia 86,547 $2.03M
Missouri 82,102 $2.29M
North Carolina 73,452 $1.91M
Alabama 63,675 $1.46M
Indiana 58,020 $1.77M
Arizona 51,298 $1.41M
Mississippi 48,145 $1.1M
Kentucky 47,797 $1.27M
Michigan 44,111 $1.47M
Oregon 43,905 $1.37M
Minnesota 42,355 $1.48M
Washington 41,404 $1.26M
Virginia 39,937 $1.15M
South Carolina 38,785 $974K
Wisconsin 38,746 $1.29M
Massachusetts 38,358 $1.17M
New Jersey 35,775 $1.13M
Iowa 30,085 $993K
Louisiana 29,435 $657K
Arkansas 28,665 $736K
Oklahoma 28,032 $851K
Kansas 20,296 $630K
Colorado 20,170 $564K
Maryland 17,197 $532K
West Virginia 16,470 $456K
South Dakota 15,192 $475K
Nevada 15,036 $341K
Connecticut 12,618 $392K
Nebraska 12,435 $355K
North Dakota 12,339 $369K
Idaho 10,779 $305K
Montana 10,069 $296K
Utah 9,966 $297K
Maine 9,475 $356K
New Mexico 9,170 $243K
Rhode Island 6,586 $183K
New Hampshire 6,184 $197K
Hawaii 3,785 $93.4K
Delaware 3,680 $118K
Alaska 3,469 $62.9K
Wyoming 3,306 $101K
Vermont 3,029 $106K
District of Columbia 1,488 $32.8K
Puerto Rico 498 $8,791
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 KLOR-CON 10

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled538

MARYVILLE

Illinois

DONALD PILAND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled528

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

HUBERT SEILER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled505

RUGBY

North Dakota

NABIL CYLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled491

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

STANLEY BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled480

EVERGREEN

Alabama

EDWARD REASON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

GOUVERNEUR

New York

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled461

EUPORA

Mississippi

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled461

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

JAMES COLLINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled450

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

UDOM TINSATUL MD

General Practice

Claims Filled445

ASHLEY

North Dakota

ANTHONY HICKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ROGER MCFARLIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled410

HILLSBORO

Illinois

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

HAYTI

Missouri

UMAMAHESWARA VEJENDLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled405

JAMESTOWN

New York

JAMES SPURLOCK D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

WOODBURY

Tennessee

SANDEEP BHADKAMKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

ATMORE

Alabama

LOUIS DITOPPA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled386

WHITE OAK

Pennsylvania

SHERRELL ROBERTS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

MONTICELLO

Kentucky

PHILLIP IMMESOETE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled378

PEORIA

Illinois

FLORA TORRES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled369

EVERETT

Pennsylvania

LEONARD RAWSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

DOWNEY

California

THOMAS FOGARTY DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled363

CANFIELD

Ohio

BRIAN SELLAND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled362

RUGBY

North Dakota

DAVID BOOTH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

EUPORA

Mississippi

JAYAPRAKASH SHETTY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

OCALA

Florida