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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Methylphenidate (Ritalin, Ritalin SR, Methylin, Methylin ER) is also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). Methylphenidate is in a class of medications called central nervous system (CNS) stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

109K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.51M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 18,355 $369K
California 17,055 $413K
Michigan 15,241 $344K
Illinois 14,934 $292K
Massachusetts 14,867 $301K
Ohio 14,795 $307K
Pennsylvania 14,182 $296K
Texas 12,658 $271K
New York 12,186 $255K
North Carolina 9,873 $211K
Wisconsin 9,443 $218K
Minnesota 9,141 $208K
Virginia 8,503 $174K
Indiana 8,297 $167K
Washington 8,087 $183K
Missouri 7,713 $153K
Tennessee 7,568 $156K
Georgia 6,720 $132K
Arizona 6,566 $127K
Maine 6,491 $123K
Colorado 6,190 $122K
Iowa 5,606 $110K
Oregon 5,211 $123K
Connecticut 4,668 $90.8K
Kansas 4,624 $91.3K
New Jersey 4,492 $76K
Maryland 4,315 $85.3K
Alabama 4,265 $78.5K
South Carolina 4,202 $89.6K
Louisiana 4,097 $76.7K
Kentucky 4,036 $81.4K
Nebraska 3,625 $69K
Oklahoma 3,251 $65.4K
New Hampshire 3,229 $66.7K
Utah 2,885 $57K
West Virginia 2,634 $55.8K
New Mexico 2,523 $51.4K
Idaho 2,494 $54.7K
Arkansas 2,431 $53K
Vermont 2,219 $45.4K
Mississippi 2,060 $35.1K
Rhode Island 2,016 $38.7K
Montana 1,862 $44.4K
Nevada 1,710 $37.4K
South Dakota 1,046 $19K
Delaware 1,002 $21.4K
North Dakota 878 $21.1K
Wyoming 782 $16.4K
Hawaii 675 $17.3K
Alaska 350 $7,735
District of Columbia 315 $5,356
Puerto Rico 269 $3,954
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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Top prescribers for METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SURAINDER AJMANI M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

SURJIT SINGH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ADAM SKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DORIS BARRATT ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled50

UNITY

New Hampshire

HARWINDER SINGH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

MOHAMMAD CHISHTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

NANCY WILSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RHINELANDER

Wisconsin

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DAVID SCHWARTZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAUKON

Iowa

SAMUEL NIGRO M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

LYLE CHRISTOPHERSON D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HURON

South Dakota

OLUROTIMI ASHAYE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MERIDIAN

Idaho

KARLA GLIDDEN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

DES MOINES

Iowa

ARMAND SCHACHTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN BRABSON MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JAMSHID BAKHTIAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MARTINSBURG

West Virginia

OSCAR SANDOVAL CASTELLA M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled50

UNION CITY

New Jersey

FREDERICA NODINE NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

BLUFFTON

Indiana

RICHARD LOSARDO MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

STUART

Florida

RALPH RUCKLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PORTLAND

Tennessee

THOMAS DAULER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

RICHARD EDELSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

NEWPORT

Vermont

MARY BERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DOUGLAS LANES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

JANICE MULLINIX MD

Neurology

Claims Filled51

WICHITA

Kansas