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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.44M
Medicare Part D Claims
$23.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 328,254 $2.05M
Texas 251,931 $1.44M
Florida 245,852 $1.32M
North Carolina 168,348 $950K
Pennsylvania 160,117 $944K
New York 153,550 $897K
Ohio 151,562 $929K
Illinois 149,684 $792K
Tennessee 143,574 $756K
Georgia 138,537 $768K
Missouri 132,792 $747K
Kentucky 119,241 $691K
Alabama 114,423 $575K
Louisiana 105,092 $546K
Michigan 100,166 $568K
Virginia 94,466 $561K
Indiana 90,450 $558K
Massachusetts 89,789 $457K
South Carolina 84,251 $449K
Mississippi 78,891 $395K
Arkansas 78,152 $397K
Washington 76,834 $466K
Arizona 76,428 $440K
Wisconsin 73,932 $469K
Minnesota 69,010 $433K
Puerto Rico 67,329 $337K
Oklahoma 65,494 $421K
Oregon 65,331 $388K
Iowa 62,626 $330K
Kansas 50,617 $297K
New Jersey 48,114 $238K
Colorado 47,969 $309K
West Virginia 45,875 $240K
Maine 33,622 $197K
Connecticut 31,231 $160K
Maryland 30,738 $196K
Nebraska 30,117 $164K
New Mexico 28,507 $167K
Nevada 26,209 $155K
Idaho 23,766 $157K
Utah 23,436 $134K
Rhode Island 21,117 $97.9K
New Hampshire 17,403 $104K
Montana 15,545 $93.8K
South Dakota 15,093 $86.8K
North Dakota 12,651 $78.4K
Vermont 10,999 $60.9K
Wyoming 6,646 $38.5K
Delaware 6,020 $36.5K
Hawaii 5,556 $41.6K
Alaska 4,905 $33.2K
District of Columbia 4,024 $21.4K
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 AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MUHAMMAD ALI M.D.

Claims Filled419

JASPER

Alabama

ANWARUL SIDDIQUI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled412

SALINA

Kansas

ROBERT HARDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled410

MACON

Mississippi

FAROUK RAQUIB MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled408

WINFIELD

Alabama

JOHN GILBERT MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled408

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

AREMMIA TANIOUS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled396

LAUREL

Mississippi

NOEL RELOJ

Specialist

Claims Filled396

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

CHARLES HORTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled394

BERRYVILLE

Arkansas

GEORGE HOWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled394

PEA RIDGE

Arkansas

MAI NGUYEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled389

WESTMINSTER

California

HOWARD FEINBERG DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled382

ASHLAND

Kentucky

BAN VU MEDICAL DOCTOR

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

WESTMINSTER

California

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled381

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

RODNEY SMITH MD

General Practice

Claims Filled381

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled379

PADUCAH

Kentucky

CLEATIOUS SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

JAY

Florida

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled373

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CHRISTOPHER MAULDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

LAUREL

Mississippi

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

JOGENDRA CHHABRA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled352

NORRIS CITY

Illinois

OSCAR-ALFONSO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

PORTERVILLE

California

JOSEPH BENSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

SHERMAN

Texas

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled350

STEELE

Missouri

STEPHEN SHIRLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

NEW ALBANY

Mississippi

RONNIE CHU M. D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled347

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama