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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
ALAN SNYDER DPM

Podiatrist

Claims Filled188

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

EDMUND FOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

MULUGETA KASSAHUN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled184

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

SUBRATO GHOSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled183

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled183

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN TUTTLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled182

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SAM THOMPSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

ELMIRA

New York

SUSAN AUFFINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GABRIEL OKAFOR RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled179

DALLAS

Texas

CHENN-YOW FUH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled179

MERCED

California

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CHARLES SETSER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

ELMER PINZON MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled177

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ALEKSANDR BATIKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

BROOKLYN

New York

LINDA GREEN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

DETROIT

Michigan

HEMANT PATEL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled174

CULLMAN

Alabama

CALOGERO IPPOLITO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled172

BUFFALO

New York

GERARD LEOTAUD D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled169

BROOKLYN

New York

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

MICHAEL FINKELSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled168

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled168

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

WINGTAT MUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

NEW YORK

New York

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

NEW YORK

New York