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PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

597K
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 68,232 $2.26M
California 66,050 $2.51M
Texas 49,242 $1.71M
Pennsylvania 44,703 $1.54M
New York 42,872 $1.46M
Ohio 42,220 $1.52M
Illinois 31,581 $1.12M
Tennessee 31,183 $1.03M
Georgia 28,979 $962K
North Carolina 28,254 $989K
Missouri 26,613 $897K
Alabama 22,965 $656K
Indiana 22,845 $846K
Michigan 22,814 $859K
Kentucky 21,396 $676K
Wisconsin 16,419 $579K
Virginia 15,613 $560K
New Jersey 15,398 $599K
Arizona 15,341 $556K
Washington 15,030 $559K
Massachusetts 14,566 $527K
Arkansas 12,362 $380K
Iowa 12,195 $417K
Louisiana 11,880 $387K
South Carolina 11,594 $413K
Minnesota 11,123 $370K
Kansas 11,007 $356K
Mississippi 10,532 $327K
Oklahoma 10,502 $351K
Oregon 9,941 $372K
Maryland 9,054 $372K
West Virginia 8,976 $285K
Puerto Rico 8,350 $182K
Colorado 8,093 $318K
Connecticut 6,722 $265K
Nebraska 5,488 $179K
Nevada 5,225 $173K
Maine 3,891 $165K
New Mexico 3,649 $146K
Rhode Island 3,638 $138K
Utah 3,441 $143K
Idaho 3,047 $101K
South Dakota 2,505 $80.6K
North Dakota 2,452 $74.6K
Montana 2,336 $71.2K
New Hampshire 2,136 $89.4K
Delaware 1,922 $80.8K
Hawaii 1,505 $55.4K
Wyoming 1,328 $44.2K
Vermont 978 $34.4K
Alaska 855 $21.6K
District of Columbia 654 $26K
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 PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NABIL ATALLA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled262

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled261

STATESBORO

Georgia

MICHAEL BAKER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled259

WAYCROSS

Georgia

RAYMOND BADDOUR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled258

MANSFIELD

Ohio

NIKOLAY BANGIYEV MD

Specialist

Claims Filled257

DUBLIN

Georgia

DARSHANKUMAR DAVE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled254

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MARC KATCHEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled252

GALESBURG

Illinois

HARVINDER BIRK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled252

REDDING

California

NAVEED AHMED M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled247

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL PRICE

Neurology

Claims Filled242

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

STEPHEN BURGER M. D.

Neurology

Claims Filled241

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JOHN CAREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled238

MONACA

Pennsylvania

JAMES MCDOWELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled238

OLYMPIA

Washington

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled238

DOWNEY

California

JOSE GAUDIER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled237

OCALA

Florida

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled231

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RANDY GAW MD

Neurology

Claims Filled229

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

JEFFREY MOSSER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled228

YORK

Pennsylvania

RUY MIRELES QUINTANIL

Specialist

Claims Filled228

MCALLEN

Texas

RAMACHANDRA TATA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled227

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled223

MESA

Arizona

HOWARD EHRENFELD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled223

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MICHAEL BRUEGGEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

JACKSON

Tennessee

DONALD REZEK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled222

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

CARLOS RAMIREZ-CALDERON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled222

MIAMI

Florida