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LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles." More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.41M
Medicare Part D Claims
$548M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 265,031 $75M
New York 204,106 $63.7M
Florida 173,333 $47.1M
Texas 95,728 $28M
Ohio 91,646 $25.6M
New Jersey 89,613 $25.9M
Illinois 73,895 $18.6M
Pennsylvania 71,259 $18.7M
Michigan 67,876 $19.1M
Massachusetts 64,805 $15.6M
North Carolina 54,014 $16.2M
Missouri 48,935 $14.1M
Georgia 43,338 $12.9M
Wisconsin 42,234 $10.1M
Kentucky 38,192 $10.8M
Minnesota 36,560 $9.37M
Virginia 35,086 $10.4M
Maryland 34,355 $10M
Washington 34,283 $9.04M
Indiana 32,471 $9.26M
Connecticut 31,451 $8.95M
Tennessee 31,394 $9.96M
Colorado 25,943 $7.08M
Alabama 21,323 $6.46M
Arizona 20,654 $5.97M
Louisiana 17,543 $5.28M
Oregon 16,888 $4.3M
Kansas 14,963 $3.81M
South Carolina 14,124 $4.42M
Maine 13,016 $3.58M
Oklahoma 12,673 $3.71M
Mississippi 12,612 $3.93M
New Hampshire 12,385 $3.47M
Iowa 11,231 $2.65M
West Virginia 9,051 $2.66M
Rhode Island 8,300 $2.03M
Nevada 8,154 $2.5M
Nebraska 7,958 $1.98M
Arkansas 7,139 $2.03M
Delaware 6,332 $1.84M
Hawaii 6,227 $1.85M
Utah 5,370 $1.54M
New Mexico 4,907 $1.32M
South Dakota 4,289 $1.09M
Alaska 4,049 $1.19M
Idaho 3,754 $1.01M
Puerto Rico 3,134 $764K
Montana 2,813 $703K
Vermont 2,765 $732K
District of Columbia 2,546 $714K
North Dakota 2,141 $482K
Wyoming 1,383 $359K
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 LIDODERM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled630

ROSEMEAD

California

KUOCHENG WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled628

NEW YORK

New York

ANMY TRAN DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled628

CLINTON TWP

Michigan

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled623

REGO PARK

New York

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

LOS ANGELES

California

ELENA CHETVER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled620

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SAMUEL LEUNG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled619

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled619

TORRANCE

California

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled612

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled612

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled612

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEXANDER MICHAELSON MD

Claims Filled611

TARZANA

California

SOUSANNA LACHTCHOUK NP

Claims Filled611

LOS ANGELES

California

SZE WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled609

CHICAGO

Illinois

PHILIP FIORET MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled608

ASHLAND

Kentucky

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled608

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled607

FLUSHING

New York

ILYA KULINSKY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled598

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled595

LOS ANGELES

California

KI SHIM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled595

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAMAZ DZHANASHVILI M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled594

ENCINO

California

ROBERT HA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled593

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled589

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled589

ALHAMBRA

California

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

FLUSHING

New York