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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,841 $464K
New York 19,663 $364K
Florida 18,941 $301K
Texas 18,648 $266K
Ohio 13,428 $214K
Pennsylvania 12,510 $217K
Michigan 11,487 $228K
North Carolina 10,105 $118K
Tennessee 9,777 $104K
Illinois 8,581 $144K
Indiana 8,203 $96.5K
Kentucky 7,663 $85.3K
Georgia 7,551 $105K
Massachusetts 7,467 $127K
Virginia 5,982 $85.3K
Missouri 5,762 $69.4K
Alabama 5,706 $74.1K
Minnesota 5,636 $94.4K
Wisconsin 5,603 $110K
New Jersey 5,458 $110K
Washington 5,441 $99.3K
Louisiana 4,870 $52.5K
Arizona 4,725 $84.8K
Iowa 4,567 $53.8K
Arkansas 4,390 $35.6K
Kansas 3,686 $47.5K
South Carolina 3,668 $42K
Oregon 3,547 $63.9K
Colorado 3,543 $57.7K
Nevada 3,353 $50.8K
Mississippi 3,274 $38.9K
Oklahoma 3,088 $37.9K
Maryland 2,778 $42.8K
West Virginia 2,742 $37.1K
Connecticut 2,508 $42K
Maine 2,158 $48.7K
Nebraska 2,028 $24.2K
New Mexico 1,517 $21.2K
New Hampshire 1,426 $21.8K
Rhode Island 1,340 $18.5K
Utah 1,175 $18.6K
South Dakota 1,174 $12.1K
Idaho 1,082 $16.1K
Hawaii 1,006 $17.7K
North Dakota 732 $7,398
Montana 680 $12.1K
Vermont 651 $11.9K
Delaware 424 $6,143
Wyoming 398 $9,071
Alaska 324 $9,729
District of Columbia 216 $3,443
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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