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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
GREGORY PARKER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled71

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DAVID HANCOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROY WEBB M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled70

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

MARK ROMER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled70

DAYTON

Ohio

JOHN BARTNIK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled70

SAGINAW

Michigan

DAVID HINTON M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled70

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

LESLIE LOCKRIDGE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled70

NEWPORT

Vermont

SURESH DIDWANIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

KANKAKEE

Illinois

GARY CECCHI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled70

BERKELEY

California

ROBERT RUXER MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled70

FORT WORTH

Texas

GILBERT NYAMUSWA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled70

HENDERSON

Nevada

BERNARD AGBEMADZO MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled70

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

PHILIP TANNER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled70

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

LEE HICKS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

WARREN STUMBO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

HINDMAN

Kentucky

THOMAS MCELDOWNEY D.O.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled69

COLUMBUS

Ohio

THOMAS SPILLANE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

DAVID JOYCE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

ALBERTO CUARTAS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

MARION

Illinois

KENNETH NAHUM D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

HOWELL

New Jersey

WILLIAM KINCAID M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

WILLIAM BENTZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SWARNA CHANDURI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

POMONA

California

WILLIAM HARWIN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled69

FORT MYERS

Florida

ROBERT CANNON M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled69

ATHENS

Georgia