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LIDOCAINE HCL

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Lidocaine viscous is not normally used for sore throats due to cold, flu, or infections such as strep throat. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

227K
Medicare Part D Claims
$11.5M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 54,083 $1.46M
California 44,077 $1.32M
Florida 28,067 $572K
Texas 27,036 $925K
Pennsylvania 23,263 $523K
Michigan 21,360 $910K
Ohio 19,395 $408K
North Carolina 14,298 $256K
Massachusetts 13,492 $311K
Illinois 13,134 $291K
Tennessee 12,968 $229K
Indiana 12,797 $260K
New Jersey 11,958 $303K
Georgia 11,858 $250K
Wisconsin 11,129 $310K
Arizona 10,886 $294K
Washington 9,515 $258K
Kentucky 9,248 $152K
Missouri 8,488 $152K
Virginia 8,462 $172K
Minnesota 8,310 $171K
Alabama 7,451 $115K
Colorado 6,398 $191K
Iowa 6,342 $105K
Oregon 6,242 $176K
Arkansas 5,934 $92.7K
Louisiana 5,897 $90.4K
Puerto Rico 5,788 $85.1K
Maryland 5,093 $125K
South Carolina 4,808 $79.3K
Kansas 4,355 $79.2K
Oklahoma 4,257 $69.5K
Connecticut 4,123 $89.2K
Mississippi 4,053 $65.4K
Maine 3,603 $95K
West Virginia 3,581 $64.7K
Nevada 3,396 $62K
New Mexico 3,332 $73.1K
Nebraska 2,724 $51.6K
Rhode Island 2,298 $51.5K
New Hampshire 1,989 $37.8K
Utah 1,850 $35.7K
Idaho 1,551 $33.2K
Hawaii 1,436 $29.8K
South Dakota 1,353 $21.3K
Montana 1,043 $18.9K
Delaware 846 $15.4K
Vermont 835 $18.6K
North Dakota 817 $10.8K
District of Columbia 588 $17.2K
Alaska 488 $13K
Wyoming 394 $10.5K
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 LIDOCAINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES COLLINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled310

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

MONA PERVIL-ULYSSE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled309

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL HANOWELL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled309

COVINGTON

Georgia

RAMOUN JONES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled309

PHOENIX

Arizona

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

NEW YORK

New York

MANINDER KAHLON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled293

SUN CITY

Arizona

FRANCIS MCDONNELL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled289

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

ZERLINE TIU SNYDERMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

WEST SENECA

New York

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled284

SAN DIEGO

California

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES O'CONNELL M.D.

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled276

BRONX

New York

MIRA SHERER D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled271

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSANDER LAVRENOV DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled269

WOODLAND HILLS

California

ZHANNA GALPERUN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled262

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled261

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled259

TUCKER

Georgia

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JASON GANNON D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled248

NEWARK

New Jersey

DEBRA STUDER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled245

DES MOINES

Iowa

CHESTER LO DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled244

NEW YORK

New York

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled242

WICHITA

Kansas

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

NORA SALVATORIELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled242

BERGENFIELD

New Jersey

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled242

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ALAN SMITH MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled240

KENMORE

New York