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CEFTRIAXONE

Treats infections caused by certain types of bacteria. This medicine is a cephalosporin antibiotic. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

149K
Medicare Part D Claims
$27.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,267 $3.79M
Florida 19,814 $2.39M
Ohio 16,327 $1.52M
Texas 15,242 $1.51M
New York 14,783 $2.04M
Tennessee 12,270 $693K
North Carolina 11,782 $1.27M
Pennsylvania 10,166 $1.25M
Indiana 8,245 $742K
Kentucky 8,238 $693K
Michigan 7,794 $753K
Alabama 7,567 $489K
Georgia 7,480 $706K
Illinois 7,140 $981K
Virginia 6,429 $697K
Missouri 6,428 $603K
Massachusetts 5,842 $673K
Mississippi 4,980 $331K
Louisiana 4,806 $276K
Arkansas 4,705 $268K
Minnesota 4,323 $333K
Iowa 4,263 $313K
Maryland 3,900 $515K
South Carolina 3,690 $352K
Washington 3,689 $423K
Arizona 3,445 $336K
Oklahoma 3,298 $286K
West Virginia 3,149 $307K
Wisconsin 3,133 $335K
Puerto Rico 2,825 $121K
New Jersey 2,822 $440K
Kansas 2,562 $195K
Connecticut 2,102 $328K
Colorado 1,987 $252K
Nebraska 1,551 $95.3K
Utah 1,340 $73K
South Dakota 1,337 $63.1K
New Mexico 1,308 $96.3K
Oregon 1,267 $150K
Nevada 1,216 $101K
Maine 1,113 $137K
Rhode Island 1,050 $152K
Idaho 1,007 $123K
New Hampshire 991 $135K
North Dakota 935 $38.4K
Hawaii 888 $49.3K
Montana 628 $51.1K
Delaware 372 $47.7K
Wyoming 300 $25.2K
District of Columbia 272 $27.6K
Vermont 264 $32.8K
Alaska 130 $10.5K
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 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 CEFTRIAXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM LEE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

MARION

Alabama

JONATHAN SHENK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled126

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MALCOLM BROWN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled125

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

EVELYN BOSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

MOBILE

Alabama

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

LUFKIN

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

TEXARKANA

Texas

ALEX GARRIGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

LAKELAND

Florida

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled121

CALHOUN

Georgia

DANIEL CAMERON MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

MOUNT KISCO

New York

RODNEY FRANKLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

LUBBOCK

Texas

RAYMOND UFFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

TODD PODKOWKA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

LEE CENTER

New York

DIRK JUSCHKA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

MILFORD

Ohio

RAYMOND ARRIOLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

FULTON

Mississippi

GAIL SIMPSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

VENTURA

California

MARIA-DORINA SEVILLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled117

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

JEFFERY KERR D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled116

ROLLA

Missouri

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

MARLA HALLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

JACKSON

Ohio

KATHERINE BERTRAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

BERNARD BENNETT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled112

DURHAM

North Carolina

RANDOLPH CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

PHOENIX

Arizona