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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
JASON ZOMMICK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled239

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MENG-CHAO LEE D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled238

AMBLER

Pennsylvania

IRIS BOETTCHER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled230

BYRON CENTER

Michigan

ROBERT MCBEATH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled224

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BRUCE SAFMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled223

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

THULASI DIVI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

SIMON LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

BURLINGAME

California

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

MIAMI

Florida

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

LAKEVIEW

Michigan

JANAKA HETTIARACHCHI D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled211

NORTH WILKESBORO

North Carolina

TIENSI HO DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled211

HOUSTON

Texas

BORIS PEYSIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

BROOKLYN

New York

ROMAN ZABARSKY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

BROOKLYN

New York

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled208

BROOKLYN

New York

LUBOV KAPLUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled207

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

VANCOUVER

Washington

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled205

NEW YORK

New York

EDUARDO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled204

EL PASO

Texas

HELEN HOUSLEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled203

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

GALAX

Virginia

EMILY CHAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled202

NEW YORK

New York

BRYAN LEE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled200

POMONA

California

PERRY GOLDENBERG DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled194

BRONX

New York

JAMES KERNER M.D., PHD

Specialist

Claims Filled190

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled188

LEXINGTON

Kentucky