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NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Prevents chest pain (angina). This medicine is a nitrate. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

816K
Medicare Part D Claims
$28.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 82,469 $2.63M
New York 69,905 $2.19M
Pennsylvania 62,993 $1.84M
Texas 52,533 $1.69M
Illinois 49,085 $1.59M
New Jersey 48,087 $1.5M
California 45,975 $1.38M
Ohio 38,358 $1.24M
Georgia 34,635 $1.05M
North Carolina 32,776 $1.01M
Tennessee 31,143 $1M
Wisconsin 22,332 $710K
Indiana 22,258 $732K
Massachusetts 21,214 $648K
Virginia 17,126 $547K
Maryland 16,196 $566K
Kentucky 16,094 $471K
Michigan 15,073 $525K
West Virginia 15,040 $470K
Missouri 14,523 $462K
South Carolina 13,453 $409K
Alabama 13,345 $410K
Washington 13,197 $444K
Connecticut 12,442 $392K
Kansas 11,645 $374K
Mississippi 10,995 $319K
Louisiana 10,328 $318K
Oregon 9,386 $306K
Oklahoma 9,024 $289K
Maine 8,621 $285K
Minnesota 8,019 $276K
Puerto Rico 7,397 $193K
South Dakota 7,315 $246K
Iowa 7,086 $227K
Arizona 6,208 $201K
Nebraska 5,136 $168K
Arkansas 4,711 $147K
Colorado 3,894 $131K
Rhode Island 3,480 $95.1K
New Mexico 2,775 $87.7K
North Dakota 2,648 $88.2K
New Hampshire 2,446 $79.6K
District of Columbia 2,373 $69.7K
Nevada 2,045 $64.6K
Vermont 1,983 $60.8K
Hawaii 1,563 $59.3K
Idaho 1,562 $57.1K
Montana 1,484 $48.3K
Delaware 1,428 $54.8K
Wyoming 980 $32.9K
Utah 814 $29.5K
Alaska 789 $26.1K
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 NITROGLYCERIN PATCH

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled733

JACKSON

Tennessee

GEORGE PIZARRO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled579

MIAMI

Florida

EGERTON VAN DEN BERG M.D.

Claims Filled512

ORLANDO

Florida

DOUGLAS WELSH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled495

NORFOLK

Nebraska

DAVID GORECKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled489

LA PORTE

Indiana

ZOE JONES M.D.

Claims Filled487

MACON

Georgia

RAMA THUMATI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled484

POMONA

California

ROGER EVANS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled483

WICHITA

Kansas

JOHN HAWKINS M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled457

MACON

Georgia

HARNATH CLERK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

NEWFANE

New York

JOHNNY MAKHOUL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled406

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

BERTHA OLAZABAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled401

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL MCGOWAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled376

KEARNEY

Nebraska

JAVED YOUSAF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled372

PARAMUS

New Jersey

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled370

DUBLIN

Georgia

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

EAGLE PASS

Texas

CHRYSOLOGUE GAKUBA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled351

PIKESVILLE

Maryland

MUKESH GUPTA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled345

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

LAWRENCE HOOKMAN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled345

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

LUIS PANNOCCHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee

THOMAS CHEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled327

FLUSHING

New York

HUBERT PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

KINSTON

North Carolina

ELIAS ALARCON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled321

MIAMI

Florida

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

BROOKLYN

New York

JAVIER PEREZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

HIALEAH

Florida