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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
YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

ALHAMBRA

California

DAVID CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled587

MIAMI

Florida

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled585

GARDEN GROVE

California

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled583

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT WU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled581

QUINCY

Massachusetts

DENNIS KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

LAKEWOOD

Washington

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

LOS ANGELES

California

EMMANUEL RIVERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled579

CINCINNATI

Ohio

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled572

LOS ANGELES

California

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

HOUSTON

Texas

DANIEL PARK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled570

WOODSIDE

New York

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled560

WESTMINSTER

California

HENRY KWAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled560

FLUSHING

New York

GAVIN AWERBUCH MD, PLLC

Neurology

Claims Filled555

SAGINAW

Michigan

YEONG OH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

BALTIMORE

Maryland

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled553

MONTEREY PARK

California

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled550

LOS ANGELES

California

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled545

LOS ANGELES

California

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled541

SANTA MONICA

California

LAI-YUAN LIU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled541

MIAMI

Florida

VALERY SHULMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled538

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

CHRIS LEE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled538

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled536

MEDFORD

Massachusetts