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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
CONNIE JENKINS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled76

PATASKALA

Ohio

DAVID KURISH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SHARON

Connecticut

MICHELLE LEMON APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled76

LINCOLN

Nebraska

ROBERT OSBORNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled76

TUCSON

Arizona

JEFFREY SMITH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled75

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

RUDOLPH ADDY MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled75

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

EDWARD LOVE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled75

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

COREY MAYBERGER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled75

NORFOLK

Nebraska

JOSEPH CHUPREVICH D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled75

OTTAWA

Illinois

WIDAD BAZZOUI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled75

BRADFORD

Pennsylvania

KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled74

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

MARK MITTAUER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

GROTON

Connecticut

STEPHEN TAYLOR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GEORGE GROSSBERG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STEPHEN OH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

THOMAS WIKSTROM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

THOMAS RADECKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

CLARION

Pennsylvania

FRED RISSER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

BANGOR

Maine

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

SARTELL

Minnesota

DAVID SOVINE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

APPLETON

Wisconsin

ELBERT LEE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

MATTOON

Illinois

MARIA GATICALES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

GREENLAND

New Hampshire

EUGENE SHAIKEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

LANCASTER

California

LISA WIRTH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

ATHENS

Georgia

CAROLINE WEISBERGER APRN, BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled73

WEST STOCKBRIDGE

Massachusetts