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Prescriber Checkup » AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine 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. Dextroamphetamine and amphetamine tablets are also used to treat narcolepsy (a sleep disorder that causes excessive daytime sleepiness and sudden attacks of sleep). The combination of dextroamphetamine and amphetamine is in a class of medications called central nervous system stimulants. It works by changing the amounts of certain natural substances in the brain. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

306K
Medicare Part D Claims
$24.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 32,132 $1.41M
California 27,707 $1.5M
Texas 27,151 $1.35M
Pennsylvania 26,876 $1.17M
Massachusetts 26,500 $1.25M
Michigan 22,859 $1.04M
Wisconsin 19,123 $1.01M
Ohio 18,823 $852K
Tennessee 18,096 $842K
North Carolina 17,981 $825K
Alabama 17,965 $797K
Missouri 16,399 $763K
Indiana 15,426 $711K
New York 15,191 $752K
Illinois 15,019 $670K
Virginia 14,833 $753K
Georgia 13,542 $602K
South Carolina 12,483 $580K
Washington 12,277 $609K
Minnesota 12,100 $613K
Louisiana 10,891 $511K
Kentucky 9,235 $430K
Arizona 9,173 $390K
Oregon 7,525 $391K
New Jersey 7,474 $305K
Mississippi 7,037 $311K
Oklahoma 6,878 $336K
Kansas 6,077 $294K
Arkansas 5,951 $280K
Maine 5,944 $208K
West Virginia 5,910 $281K
Colorado 5,712 $281K
Utah 5,656 $259K
Rhode Island 5,144 $246K
Iowa 5,091 $239K
Maryland 4,700 $209K
New Hampshire 4,527 $202K
Connecticut 4,238 $206K
Idaho 3,374 $162K
New Mexico 3,262 $139K
Nevada 3,261 $159K
Nebraska 3,061 $150K
Delaware 2,958 $132K
Vermont 1,784 $90.6K
Montana 1,615 $74.9K
South Dakota 1,349 $58.8K
North Dakota 894 $43.1K
Hawaii 845 $42.1K
Wyoming 700 $35K
Alaska 463 $19.3K
Puerto Rico 320 $11.5K
District of Columbia 277 $12.5K
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 AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIO SCHWABE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,207

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

DONALD GOLD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled735

PARIS

Tennessee

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled673

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ROBERT CALLAGHAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled632

RACINE

Wisconsin

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled605

BEAUMONT

Texas

ALEN SALERIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled597

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

ANTHONY ERDMANN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled526

MIAMI

Florida

ASHRAF AHMED MD

Neurology

Claims Filled505

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled489

CULLMAN

Alabama

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled441

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KENNETH BERDICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

FORT MYERS

Florida

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

MAMOUN DABBAGH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled402

AUBURN HILLS

Michigan

JAY LISS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled401

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled392

ATLANTA

Georgia

ESIRI ESIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled384

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

AURORA ANDREWS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled380

RICHARDSON

Texas

MOHAMMED KHAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled373

READING

Pennsylvania

JOE HOLDEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled368

CROWLEY

Louisiana

MARK FOSSEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled363

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOSEPH SIMPSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled356

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ARTHUR HUGHETT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled349

TAYLOR

Michigan

WILLIAM BRADEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled330

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

THOMAS PAOLINO MD

Claims Filled320

WARWICK

Rhode Island

THOMAS WIKSTROM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled303

JACKSONVILLE

Florida