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ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Lowers the amount of uric acid in blood. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.06M
Medicare Part D Claims
$45.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 628,793 $6.61M
Florida 432,807 $2.92M
Texas 322,692 $2.29M
New York 322,479 $2.43M
Pennsylvania 314,754 $2.16M
Ohio 273,041 $2.08M
Illinois 248,509 $1.69M
North Carolina 232,713 $1.55M
Georgia 195,771 $1.33M
Tennessee 176,860 $1.16M
Missouri 154,570 $1.06M
Michigan 145,881 $1.07M
Wisconsin 142,295 $1.08M
Indiana 140,768 $1.06M
Massachusetts 136,349 $914K
Virginia 134,555 $1M
Alabama 128,203 $833K
Kentucky 121,778 $843K
Minnesota 114,547 $894K
Washington 112,197 $871K
New Jersey 109,212 $783K
Louisiana 109,205 $686K
South Carolina 104,299 $684K
Mississippi 96,600 $588K
Iowa 95,771 $608K
Arizona 92,069 $674K
Oregon 82,474 $671K
Arkansas 80,876 $497K
Oklahoma 80,050 $623K
Colorado 75,934 $777K
Kansas 70,010 $499K
Connecticut 63,053 $467K
Maryland 58,872 $519K
West Virginia 53,094 $349K
Nebraska 52,994 $343K
Hawaii 49,027 $490K
Puerto Rico 43,088 $283K
Nevada 42,365 $310K
New Mexico 31,445 $244K
Maine 30,690 $260K
Idaho 29,770 $227K
Utah 29,636 $212K
Rhode Island 29,438 $170K
Montana 24,306 $175K
South Dakota 23,955 $159K
North Dakota 22,462 $165K
New Hampshire 19,494 $160K
Vermont 12,156 $90.5K
Delaware 11,711 $99.4K
Wyoming 11,232 $82.2K
District of Columbia 7,235 $59K
Alaska 6,793 $52.1K
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 ALLOPURINOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,959

NEW YORK

New York

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,161

VIENNA

West Virginia

LISA WEBER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,037

WICHITA

Kansas

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled987

VALDOSTA

Georgia

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled901

BENSON

North Carolina

FRANCISCO PONS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled899

MIAMI

Florida

STEPHEN THOMSEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled863

UNION CITY

New Jersey

TONG SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled785

MODESTO

California

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled764

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled758

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled709

HILO

Hawaii

RAYMOND DERDERIAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled707

BEAUMONT

Texas

JOHN CALLEJA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled671

KEY WEST

Florida

MOHAMMED SIKDER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled671

TUCSON

Arizona

ILYA GELMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled659

LOS ANGELES

California

RODOLFO GUTIERREZ-ALSINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled649

MIAMI

Florida

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled644

DESOTO

Texas

FADI GHANDOUR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled643

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

JEFFERY WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled637

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled626

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SANJAY MADAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled625

CLEARWATER

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled624

HIALEAH

Florida

BASHAR ALZAHABI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled622

EFFINGHAM

Illinois

JIM-JER HWU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled594

MONTEREY PARK

California

STEVE SU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled593

FRESNO

California