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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
BRIAN CHRISTIANSEN DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Surgery

Claims Filled167

LENOIR CITY

Tennessee

YIN-ZU WANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

ROSEMEAD

California

DAVID EUBANKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled166

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

MEIYU LAI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled165

HOUSTON

Texas

ERNEST WOLVERTON D.O.

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled165

ROMULUS

Michigan

ABNER LUTHER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled162

BOAZ

Alabama

JONATHAN RUDNICK D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled161

MIDDLETOWN

New York

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

AVANISH MEHTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

ANTO VINCETIC DPM

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

BRONX

New York

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled158

KINGSTON

Tennessee

TWINKLE PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled157

NORTH SYRACUSE

New York

CHAO LU D.O

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled157

NEW YORK

New York

PRATAP TUMMALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled157

SHERMAN

Texas

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

HICKORY

North Carolina

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

NEW YORK

New York

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

DUNEDIN

Florida

DAYAKAR REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

ELMIRA

New York

WALTER WALLINGFORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

HAMPTON

Virginia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled151

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

WILLIAM ROBERTS MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled151

NEWBURGH

Indiana

SIMONA MANASIAN M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled151

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ELADIO DIEGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

OCALA

Florida

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York