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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
STEPHEN HARLESS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

PURVIS

Mississippi

YONG KIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

ELMHURST

New York

DANIEL LENOIR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

CRAIG VANDERVEER MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled82

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

PAUL GIPPS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES WHITNEY DDS

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled80

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

KEVIN JACKSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

AUBURN

Alabama

ARTHUR BOYD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

GREGORY MAYNARD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

SALEM

Missouri

C ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

ANTONIO FALCON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

EVANGELIA PAPAGEORGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

HENDERSON

Nevada

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

COLUMBUS

Ohio

LARRY SUMNER M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled77

TAHLEQUAH

Oklahoma

JORGE CARBALLO D.P.M.

Podiatrist

Claims Filled76

MIAMI

Florida

VINAY KUMAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

MARK SAMSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

DUBLIN

Georgia

MANUEL ONG M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled75

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

ROBERT LAMORGESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

PATTEN

Maine

JOHN HOLLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

RURAL HALL

North Carolina

MICHAEL DAVID DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

GROVE

Oklahoma

LUCIUS FREEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

PRATTVILLE

Alabama

JAMES DEWBERRY M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled74

SAVANNAH

Georgia

JAMES RYDLEWICZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled74

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

OLATOKUNBO ADENIYI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

ANMOORE

West Virginia