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AMANTADINE

Treats or prevents the flu (influenza type A). Also treats Parkinson's disease and parkinson-like symptoms caused by certain medicines. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

239K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 31,691 $1.18M
New York 25,431 $842K
Pennsylvania 23,517 $781K
Texas 18,636 $639K
Florida 18,056 $639K
Ohio 17,822 $644K
Illinois 12,211 $426K
North Carolina 11,724 $388K
Indiana 11,017 $382K
Michigan 9,040 $318K
Wisconsin 8,978 $298K
Massachusetts 8,917 $311K
Washington 8,784 $299K
New Jersey 8,566 $304K
Georgia 8,269 $297K
Missouri 8,177 $259K
Tennessee 7,717 $238K
Kentucky 6,855 $235K
Virginia 6,535 $222K
Arizona 6,416 $222K
Puerto Rico 6,294 $165K
Minnesota 6,271 $211K
Oklahoma 6,167 $194K
Alabama 6,146 $187K
Colorado 4,800 $182K
Connecticut 4,536 $149K
Oregon 4,515 $172K
Louisiana 4,419 $135K
South Carolina 4,372 $139K
Maryland 4,281 $157K
Iowa 4,156 $135K
Kansas 3,519 $113K
Nebraska 3,293 $90.5K
Arkansas 2,643 $88.1K
Mississippi 2,445 $74.8K
West Virginia 2,212 $75.4K
Rhode Island 2,011 $70.6K
Idaho 1,875 $59.8K
Nevada 1,846 $62.6K
New Mexico 1,845 $71.4K
Utah 1,800 $70.4K
Maine 1,721 $58.7K
New Hampshire 1,063 $41.2K
Vermont 1,033 $40.4K
South Dakota 994 $34.3K
Montana 987 $34.2K
Hawaii 931 $32.8K
North Dakota 799 $28.2K
District of Columbia 718 $19.6K
Delaware 660 $28.5K
Wyoming 532 $16.4K
Alaska 459 $9,657
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 AMANTADINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,273

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled402

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled371

WARWICK

Rhode Island

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled344

ADA

Oklahoma

NHU TRUONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled321

GARDEN GROVE

California

SAMER TABBAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled310

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled307

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOANNE WOJCIESZEK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled297

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CARLOS SINGER

Neurology

Claims Filled284

MIAMI

Florida

RAJEEV KUMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled280

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

NENGCHUN HUANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled272

LOS GATOS

California

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled271

WESTMINSTER

California

KRISTEN GRABLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled264

DALLAS

Texas

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled259

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled258

LA MESA

California

KINSON LEE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled257

WATERBURY

Connecticut

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

RAY WATTS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled248

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LUCIEN COTE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled248

NEW YORK

New York

BHUPENDRA KHATRI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled246

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BENJAMIN TRUONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled245

ROSEMEAD

California

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled243

ROANOKE

Virginia

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled242

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

HOLLY SHILL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled226

SUN CITY

Arizona

ELIZABETH PECKHAM D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

DALLAS

Texas