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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
KAMBIZ AFRASIABI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled94

ANAHEIM

California

METE KORKMAZ M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled94

ROCKFORD

Illinois

CHRIS BRUNSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled94

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina

MARY EMILY SHEFFIELD MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled93

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

HOLLIS MISIEWICZ MSN, CRNP

Surgery

Claims Filled93

ANNAPOLIS

Maryland

ALAA ELBENDARY M.D.

Gynecologic Oncology

Claims Filled93

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAMES TURNER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled93

CALHOUN

Georgia

JULIAN HILL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled93

TUPELO

Mississippi

MARGARET GLYNN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

IUKA

Mississippi

KAREN BLEWITT APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled92

NEWARK

Delaware

RICHARD XU M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled91

FLUSHING

New York

AHMAD QADRI MD PA

Claims Filled91

VICTORIA

Texas

KAI ZU M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled91

LA MESA

California

JAMES COX M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled91

LEWISVILLE

Texas

NASSIM NABBOUT M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled91

WICHITA

Kansas

VEENA CHARU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled91

ANAHEIM

California

DEVARAJAN IYENGAR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled90

BAYONNE

New Jersey

JUDD PATTEN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled90

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

KERRY WILLIAMS-WUCH M.D

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled90

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

EDWARD WAGNER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled89

LAGUNA NIGUEL

California

YAGNESH OZA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled89

MOUNT VERNON

Illinois

WILLIAM STEWART MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

SEATTLE

Washington

JASON TACHE D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled88

PLANTATION

Florida

JOHN ELLERTON MD, CM

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled88

HENDERSON

Nevada

MANCEL WAKHAM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

HARRIMAN

Tennessee