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COPAXONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

147K
Medicare Part D Claims
$708M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 15,650 $58M
New York 12,693 $47.9M
Pennsylvania 12,261 $47M
Florida 10,977 $40.1M
Michigan 9,358 $35.1M
Ohio 8,931 $33.3M
Texas 8,877 $33.8M
Illinois 6,521 $24.3M
New Jersey 6,135 $23.4M
Washington 5,277 $19.7M
North Carolina 5,213 $19.7M
Massachusetts 5,195 $19.3M
Wisconsin 4,910 $18.2M
Georgia 4,766 $18.2M
Missouri 4,137 $15.3M
Indiana 4,097 $15.7M
Minnesota 3,899 $14.4M
Tennessee 3,760 $14M
Colorado 3,743 $13.8M
Virginia 3,589 $13.8M
Kentucky 3,410 $13.3M
Arizona 3,259 $12.3M
Oregon 3,197 $11.8M
Connecticut 2,653 $10.2M
Oklahoma 2,597 $9.5M
Maryland 2,484 $9.73M
South Carolina 2,373 $8.79M
Arkansas 1,974 $7.41M
Alabama 1,910 $6.94M
Nevada 1,885 $6.16M
Montana 1,833 $6.74M
Utah 1,773 $6.8M
Louisiana 1,744 $6.48M
Iowa 1,680 $6.19M
Kansas 1,554 $5.78M
Idaho 1,444 $5.42M
Nebraska 1,364 $5.04M
Maine 1,351 $5.07M
Mississippi 1,325 $4.89M
New Mexico 1,250 $4.89M
West Virginia 1,163 $4.3M
New Hampshire 1,061 $4.26M
Puerto Rico 990 $3.7M
South Dakota 848 $3.15M
Rhode Island 711 $2.59M
Delaware 669 $2.66M
Vermont 636 $2.38M
Wyoming 564 $2.19M
North Dakota 441 $1.59M
Alaska 326 $1.25M
Hawaii 205 $750K
District of Columbia 139 $528K
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 COPAXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled851

ATLANTA

Georgia

JONATHAN CALKWOOD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled595

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

RONALD BAILEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled508

RIVERSIDE

California

BHUPENDRA KHATRI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled495

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled466

TEANECK

New Jersey

OMAR KHAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled409

DETROIT

Michigan

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled401

SEATTLE

Washington

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled386

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled379

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

JODY COREY-BLOOM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled377

SAN DIEGO

California

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled373

JACKSON

Mississippi

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

GARY BIRNBAUM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled343

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

SHERRILL LORING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled341

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ERICA GRAZIOLI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled332

ERIE

Pennsylvania

PATRICIA LOGE FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled323

BILLINGS

Montana

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled321

DERBY

Connecticut

THEODORE BROWN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled320

KIRKLAND

Washington

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled319

ROCHESTER

New York

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled319

WILMETTE

Illinois

PETER KINKEL

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled317

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled316

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOSEPH HERBERT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled316

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

SHARON LYNCH M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled293

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

DAVID GELBER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled285

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois