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LEFLUNOMIDE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

211K
Medicare Part D Claims
$17.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 26,644 $1.86M
Texas 20,093 $1.29M
Florida 15,002 $973K
New York 12,205 $1.19M
Ohio 10,883 $830K
Illinois 10,236 $651K
Pennsylvania 9,384 $656K
North Carolina 8,876 $460K
Georgia 8,864 $452K
Missouri 8,711 $490K
Tennessee 6,265 $430K
Indiana 5,875 $380K
Michigan 5,617 $628K
Washington 5,166 $365K
Kentucky 5,166 $340K
Minnesota 5,033 $562K
Virginia 4,929 $345K
Arizona 4,861 $330K
Wisconsin 4,856 $344K
Arkansas 4,819 $258K
Louisiana 4,654 $273K
Oklahoma 4,601 $268K
New Jersey 4,440 $322K
Colorado 4,148 $252K
Massachusetts 4,043 $407K
Alabama 3,945 $241K
Iowa 3,774 $207K
South Carolina 3,526 $214K
Mississippi 3,474 $208K
Oregon 3,022 $233K
Kansas 2,767 $165K
Nevada 2,311 $116K
New Mexico 2,278 $215K
Puerto Rico 2,135 $113K
West Virginia 2,072 $136K
Utah 1,974 $122K
Connecticut 1,963 $175K
Maryland 1,840 $137K
Idaho 1,819 $114K
Nebraska 1,433 $76.3K
Maine 1,406 $118K
Montana 1,086 $65.4K
South Dakota 930 $47.8K
Rhode Island 762 $57.5K
New Hampshire 751 $53.1K
Wyoming 633 $34.1K
Hawaii 616 $69.3K
Delaware 520 $40.4K
North Dakota 502 $32K
Vermont 454 $32.4K
Alaska 372 $24.9K
District of Columbia 154 $8,541
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 LEFLUNOMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHABANA KARIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled356

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

STEPHEN JENSIK M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled356

CHICAGO

Illinois

ARASH HORIZON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled347

LOS ANGELES

California

SONG ZANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled346

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

STEVEN STERN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled344

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled343

TOMBALL

Texas

BRIAN OCONNOR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled337

PASADENA

California

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled329

DAYTON

Ohio

RITA EGAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled321

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TIMOTHY PETERS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled317

REDDING

California

THOMAS HOWARD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled310

S CHARLESTON

West Virginia

WENDY LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled305

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

GRACE MAKHLOUF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled303

SUGAR LAND

Texas

RICHARD BERTKEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled301

FRESNO

California

ROBERT HUNT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled299

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

IQBAL AKHTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled299

MOUNT VERNON

Illinois

DAYTON PAYNE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled295

HICKORY

North Carolina

RICHARD TRIMBLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

MASON CITY

Iowa

AMARILIS TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled277

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

RICHARD BOSWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled269

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ROBERT JACKSON D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled266

MEMPHIS

Missouri

DHARMARAJAN RAMASWAMY M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled266

HEMET

California

JOSE DEL GIUDICE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled264

LUBBOCK

Texas

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled263

AMES

Iowa

EUGENE GRADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled257

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania