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HYDROXYUREA

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012

285K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 28,448 $1.38M
Florida 22,358 $810K
New York 21,725 $800K
Pennsylvania 16,338 $542K
Texas 14,178 $524K
Ohio 12,407 $509K
Illinois 11,708 $419K
North Carolina 9,558 $341K
Michigan 8,633 $312K
New Jersey 8,607 $342K
Georgia 7,672 $282K
Massachusetts 7,477 $259K
Wisconsin 7,296 $261K
Missouri 6,920 $223K
Minnesota 6,648 $268K
Indiana 5,943 $222K
Virginia 5,923 $231K
Washington 5,789 $212K
Tennessee 5,154 $183K
Arizona 4,901 $199K
South Carolina 4,408 $153K
Alabama 4,393 $141K
Oregon 4,304 $178K
Connecticut 4,290 $161K
Iowa 4,229 $135K
Louisiana 4,012 $146K
Kentucky 3,599 $125K
Colorado 3,442 $151K
Arkansas 2,935 $93.3K
Kansas 2,922 $99.7K
Maryland 2,877 $120K
Mississippi 2,610 $87.6K
Oklahoma 2,608 $95.6K
Nebraska 2,292 $75.2K
Nevada 2,181 $78.1K
West Virginia 1,785 $62.1K
Rhode Island 1,583 $44.9K
Maine 1,389 $56.5K
New Mexico 1,377 $51.7K
Hawaii 1,180 $51.2K
New Hampshire 1,176 $43.5K
Idaho 1,140 $48.4K
Utah 1,101 $46.2K
South Dakota 1,064 $35.2K
North Dakota 1,061 $34.5K
Montana 951 $37.2K
Vermont 724 $27.8K
Delaware 592 $26.5K
District of Columbia 491 $20.1K
Wyoming 339 $11.5K
Alaska 147 $5,580
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 HYDROXYUREA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CYNTHIA CATHCART M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled54

DURANGO

Colorado

KENT TUCKER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LOUIS GEERAERTS MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled54

FARGO

North Dakota

AMIT SHAH M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

SEBRING

Florida

DENNIS HILLIARD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

SAN BERNARDINO

California

GHULAM QURESHI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

RICHMOND

Virginia

NORLAND NG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

NEW YORK

New York

OMAR AHMAD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

JACKSON

Tennessee

RONALD GO MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

KENNTH HYMES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

NEW YORK

New York

PRASAD DIGHE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

STOCKTON

California

CLAYTON POLOWY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

MESA

Arizona

LAWRENCE GYNTHER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

LAGRANGE

Georgia

NEELESH BANGALORE MD, PHD

Specialist

Claims Filled54

TRACY

California

ROSENDO SO-ROSILLO MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled54

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

DAVID LESSEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

KEVIN LORENTSEN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

GALEN CUSTER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

THOMAS FYNAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

HAMDEN

Connecticut

CHARLES BANE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

DAYTON

Ohio

GUANGZHI QU M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

JACKSON

Mississippi

ROBERT POHLMEYER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

PINEHURST

North Carolina

SULTANA RAZIA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

NEW HARTFORD

New York

ARVIND AGGARWAL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

DUBLIN

Georgia

BURTON SCHWARTZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled54

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota