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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
SUJATA GUTTI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled185

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

KENT KISTLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled184

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

AHMAD ANOUTI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled183

LIMA

Ohio

MICHAEL SCHMERLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled183

CINCINNATI

Ohio

PAUL SYKES M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled183

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN DIFINI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled183

CAMP LEJEUNE

North Carolina

ELLIOT MICHEL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled182

NATRONA HEIGHTS

Pennsylvania

JAMES ISAAC MD

Neurology

Claims Filled182

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

NORMAN LEOPOLD DO

Neurology

Claims Filled182

CHESTER

Pennsylvania

RONALD SOUTH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled182

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JOSEPH MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled182

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

SHAHID CHOUDHARY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled181

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

DAVID BLIKLEN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled181

GLENDALE

Arizona

BRAD LINDSEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled181

TIFTON

Georgia

ELMYRA ENCARNACION MD

Neurology

Claims Filled180

TEMPLE

Texas

BRIAN MADDUX MD

Neurology

Claims Filled180

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RANDALL STAHLY D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled178

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

ANTHONY MAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled178

YORK

Pennsylvania

VASILIKI ECONOMOU M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled176

HAYWARD

California

AJITESH RAI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled176

ALTON

Illinois

SATISH SHAH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled175

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

TASEER MINHAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled175

JOHNSON CITY

New York

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled174

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

GEORGE DMYTRENKO M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled174

PENSACOLA

Florida

ALONZO BURBA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled174

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas