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DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Also used to treat the manic phase of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness) and to prevent migraine headaches. Belongs to a class of drugs called anticonvulsants. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.15M
Medicare Part D Claims
$117M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 244,152 $10.7M
New York 191,621 $8.56M
Florida 134,658 $5.55M
Ohio 130,135 $5.96M
Pennsylvania 125,967 $5.66M
Texas 117,773 $6.07M
Illinois 100,900 $4.84M
Massachusetts 99,746 $5.09M
Michigan 91,610 $4.24M
New Jersey 71,485 $3.02M
North Carolina 70,789 $3.45M
Tennessee 66,488 $3.19M
Missouri 65,370 $2.95M
Indiana 60,560 $3.19M
Georgia 57,524 $2.19M
Washington 56,022 $2.56M
Virginia 54,742 $2.44M
Wisconsin 53,736 $2.82M
Kentucky 51,081 $2.34M
Maryland 47,725 $1.91M
Minnesota 43,971 $2.21M
Alabama 42,446 $1.77M
Connecticut 40,723 $2.12M
South Carolina 39,383 $1.89M
Oregon 39,248 $2.07M
Arizona 37,205 $1.64M
Puerto Rico 34,910 $933K
Louisiana 34,359 $1.39M
Colorado 32,749 $1.49M
Oklahoma 31,031 $1.55M
Mississippi 29,172 $1.1M
Arkansas 27,404 $1.52M
Kansas 26,034 $1.26M
West Virginia 20,860 $915K
Iowa 20,187 $972K
Rhode Island 14,333 $695K
Nebraska 14,019 $632K
Maine 13,955 $779K
New Hampshire 12,633 $603K
Nevada 12,364 $571K
Utah 12,076 $630K
Idaho 11,393 $533K
New Mexico 11,019 $514K
South Dakota 8,334 $377K
Montana 8,267 $336K
District of Columbia 6,193 $201K
North Dakota 6,139 $294K
Delaware 5,857 $273K
Hawaii 5,564 $293K
Vermont 4,957 $257K
Alaska 3,308 $131K
Wyoming 3,264 $136K
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 DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,141

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,042

SKOKIE

Illinois

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,972

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,814

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

WILLIAM FOLLETT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,716

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,551

FORT WORTH

Texas

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,527

COLUMBIA

Missouri

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,506

DUNEDIN

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,498

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,313

VANCOUVER

Washington

OLIN LEPARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,252

WAYNE

Michigan

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,228

TUCKER

Georgia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,200

LENEXA

Kansas

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,163

CHICAGO

Illinois

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled1,086

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,056

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID DUNDEE MD, CMD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled989

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled973

GALAX

Virginia

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled965

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled960

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled941

GROVE CITY

Ohio

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled928

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled918

WESTLAND

Michigan

MELVIN HAGGART MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled909

JEFFERSON

Wisconsin