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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
XIYUN SHAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

NEW YORK

New York

CHANATIP SUKSANG M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled258

OAKLAND

California

JOHN WILSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

HATBORO

Pennsylvania

YANLIANG SUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

NEW YORK

New York

YA LIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled256

NEW YORK

New York

GLORIA DOHEARTY APRN MSN GNP APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled254

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BETH ABRAHAM HEALTH SERVICES

Managed Care Organizations, Exclusive Provider Organization

Claims Filled251

BRONX

New York

GREGORY NIERENGARTEN DO

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled249

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

BOBBY YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

MANUEL LUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

California

LAURA MYRE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled244

SEATTLE

Washington

ROMEO DAVID M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled243

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

California

LILIYA BALABANOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

NORFOLK

Virginia

PAMELA WOO RNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled238

EAST BOSTON

Massachusetts

AMY PEASE APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled237

MADISON

Wisconsin

JAMIE GAUDIN MSN, APRN, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled236

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GARY MARSIGLIA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

COMSTOCK PARK

Michigan

DAVID HERNANDEZ-RODRIGU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

PERRIS

California

DIANA JAO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled236

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ALEXANDER AXELROD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

CHANHASSEN

Minnesota

ALFRED MALOMO M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled232

ROCHESTER

New York

KELLY PICKENS APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled231

RICHLAND CENTER

Wisconsin

LISA PHAM

School Social Worker

Claims Filled229

TEMPLE CITY

California

NANG LOK ELLI TSANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SHEILA BRANSON NP

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled227

BIG STONE GAP

Virginia