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COPAXONE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

207K
Medicare Part D Claims
$905M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 17,074 $72.6M
New York 13,951 $61.1M
Pennsylvania 13,582 $60.6M
Florida 11,946 $51.3M
Michigan 10,975 $47.5M
Texas 10,093 $44.6M
Ohio 9,635 $41.6M
New Jersey 7,186 $34.8M
Illinois 7,155 $31.3M
Massachusetts 5,827 $24.8M
Washington 5,806 $25.3M
North Carolina 5,727 $25.2M
Wisconsin 5,426 $23.4M
Georgia 5,144 $23M
Indiana 4,509 $19.9M
Missouri 4,406 $18.9M
Minnesota 4,360 $18.8M
Colorado 4,106 $17.5M
Virginia 4,001 $17.7M
Tennessee 3,832 $16.6M
Arizona 3,729 $16.1M
Oregon 3,633 $15.5M
Kentucky 3,594 $16.1M
Connecticut 3,176 $14.1M
Maryland 2,775 $12.6M
South Carolina 2,695 $11.8M
Oklahoma 2,690 $11.6M
Nevada 2,124 $8.91M
Alabama 2,067 $8.84M
Louisiana 2,065 $8.84M
Utah 2,052 $8.96M
Arkansas 2,027 $8.8M
Montana 1,994 $8.44M
Kansas 1,665 $7.26M
Iowa 1,644 $7.16M
Idaho 1,629 $7.11M
Nebraska 1,616 $7.01M
Mississippi 1,433 $6.14M
Maine 1,331 $5.92M
New Hampshire 1,325 $6.04M
New Mexico 1,282 $5.64M
West Virginia 1,195 $5.07M
South Dakota 967 $4.16M
Vermont 717 $3.13M
Rhode Island 703 $2.98M
Delaware 659 $3.16M
Wyoming 515 $2.31M
North Dakota 490 $2.05M
Alaska 323 $1.45M
Hawaii 235 $1.04M
District of Columbia 105 $505K
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 »

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Top prescribers for COPAXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled863

ATLANTA

Georgia

JONATHAN CALKWOOD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled611

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

THOMAS MOOSE RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled575

ROCHESTER

New York

RONALD BAILEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled574

RIVERSIDE

California

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled541

TEANECK

New Jersey

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled489

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

BHUPENDRA KHATRI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled455

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled422

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled417

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled399

SEATTLE

Washington

SHERRILL LORING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled396

GAINESVILLE

Florida

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled388

JACKSON

Mississippi

SHARON LYNCH M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled384

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

JODY COREY-BLOOM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled382

SAN DIEGO

California

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled371

BUFFALO

New York

ERICA GRAZIOLI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled367

ERIE

Pennsylvania

OMAR KHAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled356

DETROIT

Michigan

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled352

DERBY

Connecticut

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled348

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled330

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled321

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JAMES BOWEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled313

KIRKLAND

Washington

DANIEL BANDARI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled312

NEWPORT BEACH

California

GARY BIRNBAUM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled311

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota