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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
MEADE EDMUNDS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled102

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JITENDRA GANDHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled102

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled101

GADSDEN

Alabama

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

SMYRNA

Georgia

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

General Practice

Claims Filled101

CULLMAN

Alabama

MARK PIRAK PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled100

EVERETT

Washington

MARGARET RICE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

MOHAMAD GHRAOWI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled100

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ROBERT ELLIS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled99

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

HITENDRA RAMBHIA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled98

BROOKLYN

New York

N C BAPTIST HOSP PHAR, INC

Claims Filled98

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

CARLOS MIDENCE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled98

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled97

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

JORGE GILBERT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

DAVID POTTER MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled96

CHICO

California

DILAWAR KHAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled96

ROME

Georgia

JONATHAN BLITZER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled96

LONG BEACH

California

KARI MATTSON

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled95

BROOKLYN CENTER

Minnesota

BALAGOPALAN NAIR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled95

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

BRUCE PORTERFIELD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled95

GREEN VALLEY

Arizona

BURTON NEEDLES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled95

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALEDA TOMA M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled94

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL MACKEY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled94

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

LIZA WU MD

Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled94

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania