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Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. This medicine is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 124,687 $18.3M
Florida 57,310 $8.78M
New York 57,055 $8.58M
Texas 49,474 $7.69M
Tennessee 39,267 $5.42M
Georgia 35,035 $5.04M
Pennsylvania 34,760 $5.28M
New Jersey 31,335 $5.05M
North Carolina 30,777 $4.48M
Ohio 25,867 $4.01M
West Virginia 20,193 $2.82M
Mississippi 19,503 $2.67M
Indiana 18,570 $2.86M
Illinois 17,939 $2.8M
Kentucky 17,361 $2.59M
Virginia 16,849 $2.53M
South Carolina 15,872 $2.33M
Connecticut 14,719 $2.3M
Louisiana 14,207 $2M
Missouri 13,739 $2.01M
Massachusetts 13,501 $2.05M
Arkansas 11,253 $1.6M
Alabama 11,185 $1.59M
Michigan 10,131 $1.65M
Arizona 9,553 $1.56M
Oklahoma 9,412 $1.43M
Maryland 8,210 $1.46M
Washington 8,148 $1.32M
Kansas 8,026 $1.2M
Maine 7,677 $1.3M
Wisconsin 6,560 $1.01M
Colorado 6,093 $969K
Rhode Island 5,827 $822K
Utah 5,822 $912K
Iowa 5,706 $834K
Oregon 5,378 $838K
Nevada 3,463 $524K
Idaho 2,798 $423K
Nebraska 2,709 $403K
Vermont 2,529 $432K
New Hampshire 2,412 $374K
Wyoming 2,412 $363K
Minnesota 2,382 $388K
New Mexico 2,093 $344K
Puerto Rico 1,911 $260K
Hawaii 1,810 $293K
South Dakota 1,689 $256K
Montana 1,532 $228K
Delaware 1,245 $225K
Alaska 973 $134K
North Dakota 724 $110K
District of Columbia 614 $97K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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