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PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

Penicillin V potassium is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, scarlet fever, and ear, skin, and throat infections. It also is used to prevent recurrent rheumatic fever and chorea. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

316K
Medicare Part D Claims
$6.75M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 60,769 $616K
New York 45,211 $428K
Pennsylvania 41,212 $392K
Florida 39,307 $367K
Texas 38,185 $375K
Ohio 30,610 $270K
Illinois 26,436 $262K
North Carolina 24,122 $243K
Michigan 22,666 $235K
Tennessee 21,871 $196K
Massachusetts 19,050 $186K
Virginia 17,911 $168K
Arizona 17,133 $148K
New Jersey 15,694 $138K
Missouri 14,934 $154K
Georgia 14,677 $150K
Indiana 14,334 $137K
Wisconsin 14,254 $157K
Minnesota 13,551 $157K
Louisiana 13,408 $126K
Kentucky 12,611 $124K
Washington 11,689 $118K
Oregon 11,281 $120K
Mississippi 10,981 $101K
Arkansas 10,748 $108K
Maryland 10,149 $101K
Iowa 9,093 $86.7K
Alabama 9,035 $86.6K
Colorado 8,692 $90.9K
Oklahoma 8,103 $85.5K
South Carolina 7,549 $76K
New Mexico 7,436 $75.5K
Connecticut 6,586 $59.8K
West Virginia 6,301 $64.7K
Puerto Rico 5,840 $45.6K
Kansas 5,707 $57.6K
Maine 5,171 $45.2K
Rhode Island 4,607 $42.4K
Nevada 4,138 $38.3K
Utah 4,086 $41.1K
New Hampshire 3,724 $35.8K
Nebraska 3,577 $35.9K
Idaho 2,846 $28.6K
Vermont 2,419 $24.6K
Hawaii 2,390 $32.3K
Montana 2,146 $21.6K
North Dakota 2,010 $23.4K
Delaware 1,936 $20.9K
South Dakota 1,650 $17.6K
District of Columbia 1,558 $15K
Wyoming 1,034 $9,804
Alaska 728 $7,622
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 PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

BROOKLYN

New York

LEONARD ALLEN M.D., D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled168

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

WINSTON HARRISON MD

Urology

Claims Filled166

COLUMBIA

Missouri

MCKINLEY PRICE DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled166

BRONX

New York

MAC BAKER DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled166

BROOKHAVEN

Mississippi

JESSE WEAVER DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled165

BALTIMORE

Maryland

WILLIAM PHILLIPPI D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled164

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

TODD SEMDER DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled164

FLORENCE

South Carolina

BRADLEY PITTMAN D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled163

DEFIANCE

Ohio

PHILLIP MCIVER DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled161

LELAND

North Carolina

NICHOLAS WILSON D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled158

GIBSONIA

Pennsylvania

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled158

DESOTO

Texas

KENT HILL DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled157

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CLIFFORD SALK DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled156

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

RANDOLPH SOUSA DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled155

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

KENNETH WILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

SAINT ROSE

Louisiana

LEON SEGARS DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled149

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

THOMAS PHAN DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled149

ELK GROVE

California

CLARENCE BROOKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

FORT WORTH

Texas

JAMES HOMRIGHAUSEN DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled147

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

NEWTON GUY DMD

Dentist

Claims Filled147

HARLAN

Kentucky

JULIE BRADSHAW DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled147

TUCSON

Arizona

RONNIE LLOYD D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled147

NASHVILLE

North Carolina

STEVEN HEDGES DMD

Dentist

Claims Filled147

CHESTER

Virginia

FIRAS ALCHEIKH ALI D.M.D

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled146

DUBOIS

Pennsylvania