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LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Also treats partial-onset seizures in adults. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.51M
Medicare Part D Claims
$627M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 266,364 $54M
Florida 223,335 $42.1M
California 208,420 $42.2M
New York 193,552 $36.4M
Ohio 161,971 $31M
North Carolina 127,081 $25.1M
Pennsylvania 124,832 $23.9M
Tennessee 122,773 $22.5M
Illinois 120,607 $23.7M
Georgia 108,360 $20.1M
Alabama 107,683 $19.3M
Michigan 97,172 $19.1M
New Jersey 82,015 $15.5M
Kentucky 77,513 $14.7M
Indiana 75,068 $14.6M
Louisiana 71,055 $13.2M
South Carolina 70,663 $13.5M
Missouri 70,560 $13.5M
Oklahoma 63,951 $12.6M
Mississippi 61,571 $11M
Puerto Rico 60,459 $8.68M
Virginia 59,614 $11.9M
Arkansas 56,748 $10.6M
Wisconsin 51,591 $9.93M
Arizona 47,548 $10.1M
West Virginia 42,166 $7.91M
Washington 41,661 $8.55M
Maryland 41,587 $8.39M
Colorado 38,725 $7.84M
Massachusetts 36,757 $7.65M
Minnesota 33,824 $7.53M
Iowa 32,535 $6.14M
Connecticut 28,729 $5.72M
Oregon 27,197 $5.72M
Kansas 26,745 $5.2M
Nebraska 22,136 $4.13M
Utah 20,179 $3.98M
Maine 17,044 $3.74M
New Mexico 14,431 $3.12M
Idaho 14,209 $2.71M
Nevada 14,175 $2.89M
Montana 10,943 $2.07M
Hawaii 10,910 $2.33M
North Dakota 8,932 $1.62M
New Hampshire 8,839 $1.83M
South Dakota 8,223 $1.6M
Rhode Island 7,806 $1.48M
Delaware 7,732 $1.56M
Vermont 7,012 $1.51M
District of Columbia 4,471 $780K
Wyoming 4,287 $831K
Alaska 3,554 $758K
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 LYRICA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,258

EDINBURG

Texas

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled952

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT WINDSOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled728

MARIETTA

Georgia

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled687

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled651

PEORIA

Arizona

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled631

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled604

ATHENS

Georgia

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled603

CORAL GABLES

Florida

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled582

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled528

MCALLEN

Texas

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled525

LONGVIEW

Texas

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled512

COVINA

California

PETER TSAI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled511

COAL GROVE

Ohio

ANDREW KOWAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled497

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

HENRY LORA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled496

CORAL GABLES

Florida

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled492

JASPER

Alabama

SANDFORD SCHOCKET M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled491

AUSTIN

Texas

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled489

LOS ANGELES

California

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled484

STOW

Ohio

KEVIN DREW MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled483

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

JAMES HENSARLING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled476

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

WILLIAM RHODES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled470

UNION POINT

Georgia

NAGARAJ KIKKERI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled465

MESQUITE

Texas

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled464

WAYCROSS

Georgia

SON NGUYEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled455

HOUSTON

Texas