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CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Clindamycin is used to treat certain types of bacterial infections, including infections of the lungs, skin, blood, female reproductive organs, and internal organs. Clindamycin is in a class of medications called lincomycin antibiotics. It works by slowing or stopping the growth of bacteria. Antibiotics such as clindamycin will not kill the viruses that cause colds, flu, and other infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

424K
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.7M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 128,216 $2.27M
Texas 104,616 $1.92M
Florida 95,417 $1.34M
New York 81,938 $1.24M
Pennsylvania 69,542 $999K
Ohio 61,490 $879K
Illinois 56,649 $908K
North Carolina 47,875 $789K
Michigan 47,722 $737K
Tennessee 39,156 $639K
Georgia 35,777 $600K
Missouri 32,916 $589K
New Jersey 32,022 $464K
Puerto Rico 31,506 $361K
Wisconsin 31,012 $475K
Arizona 29,478 $482K
Indiana 28,674 $459K
Minnesota 27,882 $372K
Alabama 27,364 $448K
Virginia 26,163 $425K
Massachusetts 26,068 $424K
Louisiana 24,686 $398K
Washington 24,021 $417K
Mississippi 24,003 $415K
Kentucky 21,819 $385K
Oregon 19,834 $335K
Iowa 18,851 $224K
Oklahoma 18,665 $311K
Arkansas 18,335 $321K
Maryland 17,887 $322K
Colorado 17,851 $303K
South Carolina 17,816 $282K
Kansas 16,244 $249K
West Virginia 11,605 $188K
Connecticut 11,329 $165K
Nevada 10,457 $176K
Nebraska 10,102 $138K
New Mexico 9,764 $164K
Utah 7,128 $134K
Hawaii 7,008 $174K
Maine 6,735 $104K
Idaho 5,376 $93.1K
New Hampshire 5,364 $85.9K
Montana 4,985 $79.6K
South Dakota 4,648 $62.8K
Rhode Island 4,338 $70.9K
North Dakota 4,145 $51.8K
Delaware 4,133 $73.3K
Vermont 3,070 $46.1K
Wyoming 2,605 $42.5K
District of Columbia 1,696 $33.1K
Alaska 1,629 $36.7K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CLINDAMYCIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN CHUNG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled950

DALTON

Georgia

THOMAS QUIRKE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled946

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

RAJIV KWATRA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled503

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOHN WON MD, DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled359

CARY

North Carolina

MARIA CERRA

Dentist

Claims Filled358

MIAMI

Florida

SHEN DAI DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled338

BROOKLYN

New York

JORGE DEARMAS

Dentist

Claims Filled293

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN HABER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled241

TRESCKOW

Pennsylvania

STEVEN MACKEY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled238

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

DEBORAH FINEGOLD DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled234

SELMA

California

PETER SHARKEY M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled225

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALINA FERNANDEZ-LOPEZ D.M.D

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled211

WEST MIAMI

Florida

JEFFREY BECKER DDS MSD

Claims Filled208

NORWALK

Ohio

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

PALMDALE

California

LEONARD LEDET DDS

Claims Filled191

SOUTHLAKE

Texas

THOMAS FALLON D.D.S.P.C.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled191

LIVERPOOL

New York

CHARLES BOLNO D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

ROCKLEDGE

Pennsylvania

PAUL PLADZIEWICZ DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled182

CHICAGO

Illinois

RONALD HERRIOTT D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled181

BRISTOL

Connecticut

IVERSON HOPSON

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled177

SELMA

Alabama

RICHARD ROTHMAN M.D., PH.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled175

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL BOYER DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled171

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

HERBERT BERTRAM MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled171

NAPLES

Florida

SPENCER HOWARD D.D.S.

Claims Filled170

DURHAM

North Carolina

PEDRO ARRAZOLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

MCALLEN

Texas