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ASPIRIN EC

Prescription aspirin is used to relieve the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by breakdown of the lining of the joints), systemic lupus erythematosus (condition in which the immune system attacks the joints and organs and causes pain and swelling) and certain other rheumatologic conditions (conditions in which the immune system attacks parts of the body). Nonprescription aspirin is used to reduce fever and to relieve mild to moderate pain from headaches, menstrual periods, arthritis, colds, toothaches, and muscle aches. Nonprescription aspirin is also used to prevent heart attacks in people who have had a heart attack in the past or who have angina (chest pain that occurs when the heart does not get enough oxygen). Nonprescription aspirin is also used to reduce the risk of death in people who are experiencing or who have recently experienced a heart attack. Nonprescription aspirin is also used to prevent ischemic strokes (strokes that occur when a blood clot blocks the flow of blood to the brain) or mini-strokes (strokes that occur when the flow of blood to the brain is blocked for a short time) in people who have had this type of stroke or mini-stroke in the past. Aspirin will not prevent hemorrhagic strokes (strokes caused by bleeding in the brain). Aspirin is in a group of medications called salicylates. It works by stopping the production of certain natural substances that cause fever, pain, swelling, and blood clots. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

262K
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.01M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 225,042 $649K
California 29,504 $61.8K
Minnesota 15,326 $41.7K
Pennsylvania 11,389 $26.2K
New York 10,923 $22.3K
Wisconsin 9,415 $26.8K
Texas 5,251 $33K
Massachusetts 4,630 $17.6K
Ohio 4,146 $29.1K
Michigan 3,145 $20.8K
New Jersey 1,594 $2,412
Virginia 1,564 $4,864
Tennessee 1,466 $13.7K
Washington 1,172 $13.6K
Colorado 1,017 $2,928
Florida 958 $2,859
Maryland 924 $1,465
North Carolina 830 $15K
Arizona 682 $2,488
Missouri 571 $1,400
South Carolina 546 $9,222
New Mexico 539 $1,384
Louisiana 518 $2,302
Oklahoma 510 $1,263
Vermont 326 $1,510
Iowa 320 $937
Kansas 279 $749
Illinois 170 $436
Montana 135 $325
Connecticut 129 $368
Arkansas 89 $240
Georgia 68 $344
North Dakota 65 $192
Rhode Island 57 $165
New Hampshire 30 $114
Delaware 26 $62
Oregon 26 $85
Nebraska 12 $69
Mississippi 11 $28
Indiana 11 $56
Nevada 11 $43
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 ASPIRIN EC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANGELA SUVARNA R.N., N. P. - C.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled388

HAMILTON

New Jersey

CYNTHIA BALINA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled386

CLEVELAND

Ohio

LAURA WAGNER APRN, BC, APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled386

MADISON

Wisconsin

TONY WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled384

DALY CITY

California

LORNALYN CARRILLO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled382

DALY CITY

California

DORY FUNK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

PAONIA

Colorado

KAREN MCLEOD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

BROOKLYN

New York

NANCY CHIAO-CASTLE

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled350

SAN MATEO

California

LEIGH ANNE CHANDLER GNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled349

ROCHESTER

New York

PAMELA FENSTEMACHER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled349

JENKINTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARSHA COHEN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled346

MADISON

Wisconsin

KAMAL SHAMASH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

DALY CITY

California

DEIRDRE CLAIBORUE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

DETROIT

Michigan

NANCY SEIGAL RNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled344

EAST BOSTON

Massachusetts

RAKHSHINDA ALMAS M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

SHARI MANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

BRONX

New York

RUSSELL LEMESH MD,MS,FACP

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled340

SAN FRANCISCO

California

XUEZHU TONG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

NEW YORK

New York

RALPH CAPONE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

NORTH HUNTINGDON

Pennsylvania

LETICEA NEWTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled313

TAHLEQUAH

Oklahoma

SIMON LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

BURLINGAME

California

JOHN LAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

DALY CITY

California

CAROL LIM GNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled311

SAN FRANCISCO

California

TALI BASHOUR MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled310

DALY CITY

California

MONICA RAWSON FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled301

MONTROSE

Colorado