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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

597K
Medicare Part D Claims
$49.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 35,781 $2.81M
Massachusetts 32,115 $2.71M
California 31,376 $2.8M
Pennsylvania 30,845 $2.41M
Texas 29,081 $2.6M
Michigan 27,788 $2.31M
Wisconsin 21,482 $1.9M
Alabama 21,479 $1.74M
North Carolina 20,897 $1.78M
Ohio 20,653 $1.63M
New York 19,334 $1.65M
Tennessee 19,304 $1.61M
Indiana 17,432 $1.39M
Missouri 17,385 $1.47M
Illinois 17,316 $1.37M
Virginia 16,600 $1.4M
Georgia 15,032 $1.19M
Minnesota 14,286 $1.26M
South Carolina 14,232 $1.18M
Washington 13,732 $1.21M
Louisiana 11,858 $944K
Arizona 10,163 $733K
New Jersey 9,921 $749K
Kentucky 9,693 $771K
Oregon 8,948 $768K
Oklahoma 7,699 $668K
Mississippi 7,393 $597K
Arkansas 7,084 $585K
Colorado 6,670 $542K
Maine 6,610 $483K
West Virginia 6,516 $549K
Kansas 6,446 $548K
Iowa 6,292 $526K
Utah 6,243 $498K
Rhode Island 5,910 $494K
New Hampshire 5,538 $454K
Connecticut 5,488 $497K
Maryland 5,393 $437K
Idaho 3,843 $326K
Nebraska 3,534 $301K
New Mexico 3,452 $265K
Nevada 3,321 $266K
Delaware 3,106 $262K
Vermont 2,053 $185K
Montana 1,993 $163K
South Dakota 1,644 $133K
Wyoming 988 $89.3K
Hawaii 987 $88.6K
North Dakota 973 $87.1K
Alaska 517 $40.1K
District of Columbia 360 $26.5K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for AMPHETAMINE SALT COMBO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JEFFREY HARDWIG

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

INTERNATIONAL FALLS

Minnesota

FRANK FORSTHOEFEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

GEORGE SANDOZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

JORGE PEREIRA-OGAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

NEWARK

Delaware

KATHLEEN PETRUSKA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

MARY ANNE BRIGHT EDD, APRN, BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled50

SUNDERLAND

Massachusetts

DONALD BALUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

CHARLES PARKER DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

ROBERT GERSTMAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

DANVILLE

Pennsylvania

SHERWOOD CANTOR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY

Florida

JERRY SANDERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

STACY NEFF D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

Illinois

BENNY BARNHART M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

ELIZABETH BERTUCH MS, APRN, BC, PC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled50

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

ZEINAB TOBAA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

ROSS NUNES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

BLAISE WOLFRUM MD

Claims Filled50

SCHAUMBURG

Illinois

CAROL WOLMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MENDOCINO

California

JOHN LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia

RICHARD ANDERSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WALLINGFORD

Connecticut

CHARLES ASWELL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

RUTH MARTIN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BEACHWOOD

Ohio

IVAN MAZZORANA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FT MYERS

Florida

SARAH POIRIER APRN/BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

LOWELL

Massachusetts

ANANDA CHELLAPPAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia