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DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM

Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to treat mild-to-moderate pain, and helps to relieve symptoms of arthritis (eg, osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis), such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

319K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 420 of 3238

$6.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 925 of 3238

132,536
Patients

Rank: 352 of 3238

36,696
Prescribers

Rank: 445 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 9,519 22,529 $458K
Texas 5,697 13,358 $307K
New York 4,460 10,674 $367K
California 3,250 7,790 $207K
North Carolina 2,600 6,663 $168K
Tennessee 2,448 6,073 $158K
Ohio 2,163 5,670 $169K
Pennsylvania 2,188 5,650 $158K
Mississippi 2,266 5,532 $111K
Georgia 2,238 5,447 $125K
Louisiana 2,264 5,234 $100K
South Carolina 2,197 4,834 $119K
Michigan 1,944 4,829 $144K
Indiana 2,064 4,722 $137K
Missouri 1,487 4,403 $116K
Illinois 1,968 4,290 $93.9K
New Jersey 1,781 3,789 $115K
Kentucky 1,455 3,781 $105K
Virginia 1,570 3,576 $89.2K
Alabama 1,531 3,516 $74.5K
Wisconsin 1,172 2,535 $111K
Arkansas 928 2,503 $57.3K
Oklahoma 855 2,395 $63.9K
Massachusetts 882 2,286 $54.8K
Arizona 846 1,991 $51.2K
Iowa 777 1,952 $47.7K
Washington 766 1,946 $48K
Kansas 620 1,783 $46.3K
West Virginia 606 1,544 $39.6K
Maryland 655 1,482 $35.2K
Colorado 531 1,364 $33.1K
Nevada 540 1,320 $26.3K
Oregon 456 1,286 $30.7K
Nebraska 383 1,107 $29.8K
Connecticut 403 955 $19.5K
Minnesota 390 931 $24.7K
New Mexico 361 856 $19.3K
North Dakota 368 823 $14.1K
Idaho 212 614 $14.7K
Utah 214 514 $12K
Maine 216 505 $12.6K
New Hampshire 142 349 $6,974
Montana 117 332 $8,036
Rhode Island 96 312 $8,585
Delaware 137 299 $8,155
Vermont 94 282 $6,966
Hawaii 85 207 $4,047
South Dakota 61 154 $4,216
Wyoming 52 151 $3,114
District of Columbia 46 98 $2,314
Alaska 19 49 $1,262
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
OSAMA NAHAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

EDINBURG

Texas

ANGELO COPPOLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

SONIA CORREA MARRA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled207

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

OSCAR RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JAVIER DELGADO-CANDELARIO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled204

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL OTERO HERNANDEZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled204

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL HERNANDEZ DE LA FUENTE M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled203

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

MARIA ORTIZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled200

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO ALONSO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled200

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN WHELTON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled199

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled198

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

YANIRA MEDINA CLAUDIO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled198

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

LIMARYS CRUZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled198

NARANJITO

Puerto Rico

ANGEL JIMENEZ MERCADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

QUEBRADILLAS

Puerto Rico

PEDRO SANABRIA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled196

GURABO

Puerto Rico

CHARLES NAUSE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled196

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

GURABO

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO MONROIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled195

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO VELAZQUEZ ARROYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

INGRID NEGRON-VALENTIN MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled194

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARIA LAGO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled194

SABANA HOYOS

Puerto Rico

CARMEN PADILLA ORTIZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled194

MANATI

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ REILLO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled193

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ERNESTO LABOY FIGUEROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled190

TRUJILLO ALTO

Puerto Rico

EMMETT ROPER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

FAIRFIELD

Ohio