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DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Diclofenac immediate-release (short-acting) tablets are also used to treat painful menstrual periods and pain from other causes. Diclofenac is in a class of medications called NSAIDs. It works by stopping the body's production of a substance that causes pain, fever, and inflammation. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

114K
Medicare Part D Claims
$5.42M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 99,856 $1.35M
Florida 16,501 $502K
Texas 9,489 $304K
New York 7,450 $398K
Tennessee 4,662 $154K
North Carolina 4,530 $158K
California 4,350 $133K
Louisiana 4,303 $108K
Georgia 4,230 $132K
Ohio 4,227 $164K
Pennsylvania 4,112 $141K
South Carolina 4,053 $131K
Missouri 3,709 $128K
Mississippi 3,696 $105K
Illinois 3,651 $124K
Michigan 3,216 $137K
Indiana 3,137 $115K
Virginia 2,744 $97.4K
New Jersey 2,464 $84.6K
Kentucky 2,303 $77.7K
Alabama 2,138 $59.3K
Oklahoma 2,133 $75.8K
Massachusetts 1,888 $57.2K
Iowa 1,850 $60.1K
Arkansas 1,792 $51.6K
Kansas 1,658 $57.4K
Wisconsin 1,619 $51.3K
Washington 1,411 $48.7K
West Virginia 1,262 $40.9K
Arizona 1,090 $42.9K
Colorado 982 $37K
Maryland 908 $32.5K
Nebraska 880 $28.6K
Nevada 863 $20.8K
North Dakota 788 $19.4K
Oregon 740 $20K
Minnesota 706 $24.1K
New Mexico 677 $22.7K
Connecticut 617 $19.2K
Maine 462 $15.5K
Idaho 445 $15.2K
Utah 307 $11.3K
Hawaii 303 $10.1K
Vermont 302 $11.9K
Montana 263 $9,532
Delaware 257 $9,873
Rhode Island 250 $7,794
New Hampshire 250 $8,158
Wyoming 157 $4,766
District of Columbia 87 $2,733
South Dakota 83 $3,195
Alaska 31 $1,408
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 DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JERRY ADDERHOLT MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled102

FLORENCE

Alabama

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled102

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

PASADENA

Texas

THOMAS VELLEFF M. D.

General Practice

Claims Filled99

HALLANDALE

Florida

JOHN WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

SAN FRANCISCO

California

HOMERO RIVAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

MCALLEN

Texas

PAUL REES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

ARNAUDVILLE

Louisiana

STEVEN GLICKMAN DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled93

TROY

Michigan

JORGE ABALOS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

ARTESIA

New Mexico

ARMAND MINOTTI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

JOHN MEMKEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

HANNIBAL

Missouri

KENNETH WILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

SAINT ROSE

Louisiana

IRVING HABER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled89

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ALCIDES AMADOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

MISSION

Texas

VAN BREEDING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

WHITESBURG

Kentucky

RONALD HARVEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

DARREL STOUT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

EDMOND

Oklahoma

TIMOTHY SPIRES M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled86

MONROE

Louisiana

PHILIP PADGETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

PORT ALLEN

Louisiana

WAYNE MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

SHAMOKIN

Pennsylvania

KEVIN WITT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

JACKSON

Michigan

ANGELA ROSS-JOHNSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

LUTZ

Florida

WILLIAM LOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

RIDGELAND

Mississippi

SEAN MCFADDEN D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled83

ORLANDO

Florida

FAISAL CHAUDHRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

HONAKER

Virginia