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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

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AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

9.68M
Medicare Part D Claims
$344M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 730,623 $23.4M
California 722,688 $23.4M
Florida 651,329 $19.6M
Pennsylvania 497,529 $15.1M
Ohio 492,560 $17.8M
Illinois 432,285 $13.3M
North Carolina 429,408 $13.2M
Tennessee 388,919 $12M
Missouri 383,802 $12.3M
New York 376,102 $11.5M
Georgia 354,059 $9.82M
Michigan 287,538 $10.9M
Alabama 286,912 $7.78M
Kentucky 285,745 $8.88M
Arkansas 266,768 $8.34M
Indiana 257,182 $9.99M
Mississippi 242,328 $6.3M
Wisconsin 239,710 $8.42M
Louisiana 234,951 $6.39M
Oklahoma 234,945 $7.95M
Iowa 223,608 $7.79M
Washington 217,891 $7.98M
Virginia 204,835 $7.02M
Kansas 190,712 $6.81M
Minnesota 185,407 $6.59M
South Carolina 174,554 $5.15M
Arizona 162,682 $5.23M
New Jersey 161,612 $4.73M
Oregon 160,648 $5.81M
Nebraska 123,294 $3.83M
Massachusetts 115,556 $4.18M
West Virginia 114,256 $3.99M
Colorado 109,901 $3.92M
Maryland 82,623 $2.8M
Utah 67,555 $2.38M
Idaho 67,065 $2.47M
Connecticut 65,965 $2.16M
Nevada 60,461 $1.81M
South Dakota 53,433 $1.91M
New Mexico 53,019 $1.59M
Montana 52,562 $2.02M
North Dakota 48,394 $1.69M
Maine 31,536 $1.2M
New Hampshire 23,656 $1.01M
Hawaii 22,741 $609K
Wyoming 21,496 $785K
Rhode Island 16,411 $489K
Vermont 15,040 $554K
Delaware 13,881 $431K
Puerto Rico 8,325 $174K
Alaska 6,955 $251K
District of Columbia 6,798 $178K
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 POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,701

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,649

TEXARKANA

Texas

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

General Practice

Claims Filled2,463

CULLMAN

Alabama

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,396

LENEXA

Kansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,311

FORT WORTH

Texas

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,142

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,093

TROUP

Texas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,949

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,862

AMARILLO

Texas

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,832

LORAIN

Ohio

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,693

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,691

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,670

DUNEDIN

Florida

SURESH NAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,657

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,583

ONEIDA

Tennessee

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,546

DUBLIN

Georgia

DALE GOINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,545

HOPE

Arkansas

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,485

CALHOUN

Georgia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,483

TUCKER

Georgia

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,483

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,483

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

GEORGE WEST MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,474

KINSTON

North Carolina

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,457

DESOTO

Texas

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,441

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,379

WESTLAND

Michigan