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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

284K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.42M
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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Top prescribers for LIDOCAINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled132

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RAUL SALCEDO D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled132

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

PAWEL SZCZYKUTOWICZ M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled131

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled131

PEORIA

Arizona

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled131

FORT WORTH

Texas

HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled131

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled130

BOAZ

Alabama

ELAINE GECHT MD

Claims Filled129

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CHRISTOPHER CHOW DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled129

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN BERMINGHAM DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled128

MARLTON

New Jersey

RICARDO LOPEZ-MARTINEZ M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Urology

Claims Filled128

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RIPAL PARIKH D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled127

GALION

Ohio

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled126

WELLINGTON

Florida

THOMAS VRABLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

EAST PALESTINE

Ohio

AARON SABLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled126

WARREN

Michigan

LYN BERRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

OAKLAND

California

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

BIJU OOMMEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled124

HOUSTON

Texas

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

DUNEDIN

Florida

ANUJ SHARMA DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled123

INVERNESS

Florida

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RANDALL WOLCOTT M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled122

LUBBOCK

Texas