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ONDANSETRON HCL

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Ondansetron is in a class of medications called serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of serotonin, a natural substance that may cause nausea and vomiting. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

142K
Medicare Part D Claims
$29.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 81,845 $2.82M
Pennsylvania 44,632 $1.57M
Florida 44,487 $1.89M
Texas 43,242 $1.54M
Ohio 33,648 $1.45M
North Carolina 31,245 $1.1M
Illinois 29,471 $985K
New York 29,102 $1.47M
Georgia 28,191 $868K
Tennessee 22,861 $874K
Michigan 21,179 $789K
Kentucky 20,746 $737K
Alabama 19,568 $670K
Virginia 19,565 $743K
Indiana 17,004 $608K
Missouri 16,264 $639K
Washington 16,200 $628K
New Jersey 15,913 $743K
Minnesota 15,597 $570K
Massachusetts 15,492 $687K
Arizona 15,392 $629K
Wisconsin 14,906 $582K
Colorado 14,106 $529K
South Carolina 12,160 $462K
Oregon 11,638 $476K
Louisiana 11,432 $405K
Mississippi 10,898 $350K
Maryland 10,483 $382K
Iowa 9,318 $296K
Arkansas 9,121 $330K
Oklahoma 9,085 $423K
West Virginia 8,610 $283K
Kansas 7,913 $263K
Utah 7,327 $294K
Connecticut 7,321 $312K
Nebraska 6,215 $196K
Nevada 5,236 $198K
Maine 5,076 $173K
New Mexico 4,762 $192K
Idaho 4,355 $160K
South Dakota 3,688 $102K
Rhode Island 3,514 $205K
New Hampshire 3,312 $105K
Montana 2,730 $98.6K
Puerto Rico 2,715 $78.5K
North Dakota 2,102 $66.6K
Hawaii 1,918 $70.2K
Vermont 1,817 $62.9K
Delaware 1,771 $78.2K
Alaska 1,299 $60.8K
Wyoming 1,146 $42.8K
District of Columbia 860 $26.7K
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 ONDANSETRON HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FARID FATA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled322

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

DINA IBRAHIM M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled249

FRESNO

California

BACH ARDALAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled216

MIAMI

Florida

STEPHEN SMILEY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled181

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

RODRIGO ERLICH M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled172

EASTON

Maryland

RAFAEL MAYOR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled168

DOTHAN

Alabama

ALI MOUSSA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

TULSA

Oklahoma

NARESH JAIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled165

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

JEFFREY FENYVES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled164

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

ANTHONY CIAROLLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled151

LONG BEACH

California

FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled151

FORT MYERS

Florida

MORGAN FLAHERTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HSIAO HU M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled149

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARK DAYTON MD, PHD

Hematology

Claims Filled146

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

DONALD FLEMING M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled145

ELKINS

West Virginia

WILLIAM CUNNINGHAM M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled145

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

RICARDO CARTER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

PARMOD KUMAR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled140

TULARE

California

SUSHIL MEHROTRA MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled131

WHEELING

West Virginia

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled128

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

ROBERT VEITH M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled126

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MICHAEL MCSWEEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

MARRERO

Louisiana

SHALIN SHAH D.O.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled125

TAMPA

Florida

TAMARA MUSGRAVE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled124

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

MARK KEATING M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled124

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania