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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
EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled254

DOTHAN

Alabama

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled254

PEORIA

Arizona

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled252

MCALLEN

Texas

ANNE WINKLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled251

BRANSON

Missouri

JONATHAN THOMAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled248

TEXARKANA

Texas

MONTY TEW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled245

AUSTIN

Texas

THOMAS DYKMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled244

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

GERALD SIMS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled242

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

DAVID SIKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled241

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ANNE MACGUIRE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled239

CASPER

Wyoming

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled238

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

SANJEEV PRAKASH M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled237

SAGINAW

Michigan

PRESTON BANDY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled237

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

JAMES YOST MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled235

SAN ANGELO

Texas

PADMA VELLANKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled235

WOOSTER

Ohio

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled231

WHEELING

West Virginia

VIJAYABHANU MAHADEVAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled230

PEORIA

Arizona

DON STROMQUIST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled230

MURRAY

Utah

KENT BLAKELY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled230

KEARNEY

Nebraska

JAMES MOSSELL D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled229

TIFTON

Georgia

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled228

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JOHN ZIEMINSKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled228

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled227

DOWNEY

California

HENRY CHOW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled226

CONCORD

North Carolina

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled226

LONGVIEW

Texas