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PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 236 of 3238

$29.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 514 of 3238

170,193
Patients

Rank: 313 of 3238

83,241
Prescribers

Rank: 270 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug primidone »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 16,357 84,231 $2.17M
California 14,759 78,031 $2.59M
Texas 11,995 65,349 $1.89M
New York 8,913 52,984 $1.63M
Pennsylvania 8,111 51,468 $1.54M
Ohio 8,762 50,534 $1.56M
Tennessee 6,197 37,031 $1.03M
North Carolina 6,070 35,775 $967K
Georgia 5,929 35,168 $985K
Illinois 5,699 34,527 $988K
Michigan 6,550 33,004 $1.04M
Missouri 4,955 31,225 $900K
Alabama 4,945 29,085 $729K
Indiana 4,801 27,201 $828K
Kentucky 4,198 25,383 $699K
Wisconsin 3,227 19,963 $627K
New Jersey 3,615 19,400 $612K
Arizona 3,889 18,550 $561K
Virginia 3,255 18,292 $531K
Massachusetts 2,675 16,966 $562K
Washington 2,997 16,755 $492K
Louisiana 2,483 15,025 $419K
Arkansas 2,325 14,355 $388K
South Carolina 2,422 13,593 $425K
Iowa 1,973 13,294 $382K
Kansas 2,045 12,884 $397K
Mississippi 2,002 12,337 $309K
Minnesota 2,118 11,757 $371K
Oklahoma 2,040 11,472 $348K
Oregon 2,007 11,074 $354K
Maryland 2,139 10,924 $370K
Colorado 1,943 10,348 $302K
West Virginia 1,737 10,333 $261K
Connecticut 1,382 8,264 $267K
Nebraska 1,043 6,921 $188K
Nevada 1,362 6,728 $174K
Utah 811 4,299 $141K
Maine 723 4,192 $148K
New Mexico 747 3,779 $124K
Rhode Island 545 3,723 $111K
South Dakota 484 3,318 $85.8K
Idaho 601 3,287 $95.7K
North Dakota 451 2,939 $85.1K
Montana 465 2,809 $73.6K
New Hampshire 491 2,713 $91.3K
Delaware 411 1,916 $71.7K
Hawaii 319 1,739 $58.7K
Wyoming 226 1,380 $36.8K
Vermont 202 1,168 $36.5K
District of Columbia 200 1,022 $32.3K
Alaska 94 748 $16.7K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions 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
MICHAEL TAORMINA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled323

STATESBORO

Georgia

JORGE MARCOS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled314

MIAMI

Florida

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled310

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

DARSHANKUMAR DAVE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled307

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

REY ROMERO M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled304

EWA BEACH

Hawaii

JAMES ISAAC MD

Neurology

Claims Filled302

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

BARRY VAUGHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled294

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JOHN CAREY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled293

MONACA

Pennsylvania

ADNAN ALGHADBAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled292

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

OTHONIEL CASTRO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled291

OLEAN

New York

ANTOINE MITRI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled290

DOWNEY

California

SHAHID CHOUDHARY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled289

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

BEVERLY HILLS

California

RAYMOND BADDOUR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled287

MANSFIELD

Ohio

MICHAEL PRICE

Neurology

Claims Filled287

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

MICHAEL BAKER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled286

WAYCROSS

Georgia

KENT KISTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled283

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MARC KATCHEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled282

GALESBURG

Illinois

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled278

ROANOKE

Virginia

NICOLE EVERMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled274

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled273

JACKSON

Mississippi

NASROLLAH ESLAMI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled273

ALABASTER

Alabama

ANDREAS RUNHEIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled271

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

EDWARD HILL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled271

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

PAPAIAH SREEPADA MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled269

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri