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HYDROXYUREA

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

190K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 27,329 $1.3M
Florida 21,285 $757K
New York 20,101 $746K
Pennsylvania 15,924 $535K
Texas 13,391 $501K
Ohio 11,980 $460K
Illinois 11,257 $399K
North Carolina 9,175 $333K
New Jersey 7,337 $288K
Georgia 7,336 $269K
Michigan 7,035 $268K
Massachusetts 6,928 $234K
Wisconsin 6,905 $237K
Missouri 6,507 $214K
Minnesota 6,227 $242K
Indiana 5,853 $218K
Washington 5,673 $200K
Virginia 5,543 $216K
Tennessee 5,130 $188K
Arizona 4,570 $180K
Iowa 4,242 $138K
Oregon 4,115 $172K
Alabama 4,005 $128K
South Carolina 3,918 $145K
Connecticut 3,848 $138K
Louisiana 3,686 $130K
Puerto Rico 3,496 $101K
Kentucky 3,455 $126K
Colorado 3,082 $144K
Kansas 2,888 $98.7K
Arkansas 2,773 $91.9K
Maryland 2,605 $117K
Mississippi 2,536 $87.3K
Oklahoma 2,501 $96.3K
Nebraska 2,161 $69.8K
Nevada 1,980 $66.6K
West Virginia 1,887 $61.8K
Rhode Island 1,404 $39.6K
New Mexico 1,361 $52.3K
Maine 1,337 $53.5K
Hawaii 1,167 $54.6K
Idaho 1,163 $45.3K
North Dakota 1,091 $35.8K
South Dakota 1,050 $37.4K
Utah 1,047 $44.1K
New Hampshire 1,041 $37K
Montana 956 $35K
Vermont 753 $27.6K
Delaware 572 $26.3K
District of Columbia 411 $18.3K
Wyoming 340 $11K
Alaska 134 $5,707
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 HYDROXYUREA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ABDULLAH KUTLAR MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled287

AUGUSTA

Georgia

EDDIE HU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled221

ALHAMBRA

California

WILLIAM LAWRENCE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled191

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled180

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled169

MIAMI

Florida

ELLIOTT WINTON M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled166

ATLANTA

Georgia

MICHAEL MCHALE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled157

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

KAMAL PATEL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled155

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

WILLIAM PIERCE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled152

SALEM

Oregon

JOEL SCHOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled146

BLUEFIELD

West Virginia

MICHAEL ZAKEM D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

WYOMING

Michigan

LOWELL INHORN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled138

ROANOKE

Virginia

REGINA CRAWFORD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled137

DURHAM

North Carolina

RICHARD KOSINSKI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled136

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan

ANDREW SCHNEIDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled135

TAMARAC

Florida

ROSLYN ROMANOWSKI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled132

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

EDUARDO GOMEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled130

HIALEAH

Florida

ISOSCELES GARBES MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled128

WEST SENECA

New York

CHARINA TOSTE APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled128

HENDERSON

Nevada

SAADIA CHOHAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled128

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

TEJINDER KAUR MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled127

PEORIA

Arizona

PAUL LIN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled127

LAKE WORTH

Florida

JAMES BUTERA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled126

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

SUBHASH PROOTHI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled126

FOUNTAIN HILL

Pennsylvania

JAYANTHI SRINIVASIAH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled125

DECATUR

Georgia