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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
GARY SAUER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

JAMES BUTLER DPM

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled57

LAKELAND

Florida

RALPH INABNIT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

NEW CARLISLE

Indiana

HERBERT OYE DO

Vascular Surgery

Claims Filled56

BECKLEY

West Virginia

EHAB ABDALAH M.D

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled56

GOODYEAR

Arizona

VINA JOSHI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

SWATI SHAH MBBS

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled56

RICHMOND

Virginia

HEYER DEVARAPALLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

DES PLAINES

Illinois

STEPHEN GOLDSTONE MD

Surgery

Claims Filled56

NY

New York

ELLEN ROBERTSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled56

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ROBERT PARAJON DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled56

FISHKILL

New York

JONATHAN LILLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

DUNBAR

West Virginia

GRIGORIY PATISH DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled56

ALHAMBRA

California

MARGUERITE SAITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

PORTAGE

Michigan

GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

NIKHIL PATEL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled56

GREENFIELD

Wisconsin

NETTIE WHITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

MARS HILL

North Carolina

GUORONG DAI M.D

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

ANDREW LEE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

ERNEST DOLE PHARMD

Pharmacist, Pharmacotherapy

Claims Filled56

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ANDREW PORTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

BENTON

Kentucky

DANIEL KAPLAN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled56

NAPLES

Florida

YANQING GU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

MELBOURNE

Florida

PHILLIP BORTMES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

OSWEGO

Kansas

RICHARD MYINT DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York