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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
JUBRAN HOCHE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled308

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

QURESH BANDUKWALA M.D.

Claims Filled306

ROME

Georgia

WILLIAM MARTIN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

BEAN STATION

Tennessee

JERRY BENFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RAMESH ADIRAJU

Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled301

BRISTOL

Pennsylvania

JOAN MEANEY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled300

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

BRENT ARDOIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

MAMOU

Louisiana

HISHAM SADEK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled298

CHICAGO

Illinois

RUDOLPHO ALEGRIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled298

INDIO

California

ANJANEYULU ALAPATI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled296

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

ROBERT SARLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled295

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

DEAN HALBERT M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled293

BEAUMONT

Texas

MIGUEL FANA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled292

SAINT PETERSBURG

Florida

YVONNE PRINCE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled291

SALEM

Missouri

JEFFREY JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

COLUMBIA

Mississippi

GURNAIB SIDHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

HOUSTON

Texas

DOUGLAS DOVE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled287

DECATUR

Illinois

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled287

TRENTON

Tennessee

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled287

GREENSBORO

Alabama

MUHAMMAD ATA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

PISGAH

Alabama

KAY GRULING MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

MOHAMMAD HAZRATJI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled282

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

DAWNETTA HOLLADAY M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled282

ATHENS

Georgia

ROBERT WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

OPP

Alabama