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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

751K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 278 of 3238

$7.13M
Retail Cost

Rank: 889 of 3238

572,668
Patients

Rank: 127 of 3238

156,652
Prescribers

Rank: 153 of 3238

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

52%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 49,208 61,014 $629K
New York 38,657 49,380 $455K
Pennsylvania 34,170 45,648 $411K
Florida 32,612 41,568 $368K
Texas 31,498 40,657 $366K
Ohio 27,775 36,518 $324K
Michigan 25,390 33,358 $293K
North Carolina 22,159 28,159 $270K
Illinois 20,055 27,365 $266K
Tennessee 18,051 23,976 $206K
Massachusetts 16,626 21,366 $202K
New Jersey 15,456 19,653 $179K
Virginia 14,053 18,391 $179K
Arizona 14,222 17,905 $168K
Georgia 12,698 16,338 $163K
Indiana 12,373 16,199 $154K
Wisconsin 11,206 15,226 $170K
Louisiana 10,693 14,829 $128K
Missouri 10,989 14,686 $152K
Minnesota 9,810 13,676 $160K
Kentucky 10,056 13,408 $131K
Maryland 8,825 11,472 $108K
Oregon 9,120 11,285 $120K
Washington 9,153 11,145 $106K
Mississippi 7,968 11,008 $101K
Arkansas 8,108 11,006 $103K
Iowa 7,943 10,284 $99.5K
Colorado 8,051 9,952 $101K
Alabama 7,172 9,783 $88.3K
South Carolina 6,396 8,173 $82.4K
Oklahoma 6,278 8,100 $79K
Connecticut 6,050 7,690 $69K
New Mexico 5,218 6,583 $64K
West Virginia 4,649 6,381 $58.7K
Kansas 4,101 5,597 $60.5K
Maine 4,198 5,376 $51.8K
Rhode Island 3,635 4,693 $42.2K
Nevada 3,561 4,488 $39.3K
Nebraska 2,999 4,185 $43.2K
New Hampshire 3,250 4,154 $44.2K
Utah 3,084 4,026 $43.6K
Idaho 2,674 3,273 $30.9K
Vermont 1,950 2,623 $25.2K
Hawaii 1,943 2,532 $27.8K
Montana 1,794 2,292 $22.9K
Delaware 1,808 2,228 $22.2K
North Dakota 1,537 2,191 $23.1K
South Dakota 1,204 1,764 $19.6K
District of Columbia 1,095 1,456 $13.1K
Wyoming 786 969 $9,371
Alaska 498 673 $6,333
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
SCOTT BAIRD D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled199

PALO ALTO

California

SETH MALTZ D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled198

BROOKLYN

New York

JULIE BRADSHAW DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled197

TUCSON

Arizona

JOSEPH DOWNS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

VALLEY

Alabama

LEROY LOVING D.D.S., M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled193

DECATUR

Georgia

ALLAN REID DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled192

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

SAMUEL POLLINA DMD

Dentist

Claims Filled192

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK BUFALINI DMD MD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled191

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

RONALD MOSLEY DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled190

VIDALIA

Georgia

RICHARD BERK DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled188

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JAMES WRIGHT D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled188

GREEN VALLEY

Arizona

CLAUDE DUBOSE DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled188

ATHENS

Georgia

TOMMY CANTRELL D.M.D.

Dentist

Claims Filled187

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ANDREW BRACCI D.M.D.

Dentist

Claims Filled185

GREAT LAKES

Illinois

SHARON POLLICK DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled185

EAST PATCHOGUE

New York

KOUROS IZADI DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled183

SAN MARCOS

California

MARCO MORALES DDS

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled181

MIAMI

Florida

RONNIE LLOYD D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled179

NASHVILLE

North Carolina

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

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled178

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

BRADLEY PITTMAN D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled178

DEFIANCE

Ohio

CRAIG SCHMIDTKE D.D.S

Claims Filled178

DOTHAN

Alabama

JESSE WEAVER DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled178

BALTIMORE

Maryland

MARIO CANAL DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled175

MOORESTOWN

New Jersey

KAMRAN HAMEED DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled174

SUMMERFIELD

North Carolina

ERIC RUCKERT DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled171

ROCHESTER

New York