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TORSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (edema) caused by congestive heart failure, kidney disease, or liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.32M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 200 of 3362

$23.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 603 of 3362

282,219
Patients

Rank: 243 of 3362

112,243
Prescribers

Rank: 229 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.01M

2011

1.06M

2012

1.19M

2013

1.32M

2014

1.41M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$29.4M

2011

$27.3M

2012

$27M

2013

$23.5M

2014

$24.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$45

2011

$44

2012

$39

2013

$35

2014

$38

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 24,022 107,599 $1.92M
Texas 21,237 89,339 $1.65M
Ohio 16,851 76,615 $1.7M
Florida 17,803 69,823 $1.08M
Pennsylvania 12,542 62,452 $1.03M
North Carolina 12,525 61,996 $973K
Illinois 12,581 58,358 $984K
New Jersey 12,377 49,485 $757K
Georgia 10,331 47,902 $819K
Missouri 9,281 47,253 $761K
Indiana 10,010 46,318 $891K
Michigan 11,260 44,518 $829K
California 9,809 41,208 $802K
Tennessee 8,743 40,304 $700K
Alabama 8,400 37,950 $618K
Massachusetts 7,161 37,347 $833K
Minnesota 6,310 29,944 $622K
South Carolina 6,246 28,793 $451K
Kentucky 5,869 28,579 $501K
Oklahoma 5,989 26,572 $543K
Louisiana 5,422 26,510 $369K
Virginia 5,158 22,711 $399K
Washington 4,871 21,778 $448K
West Virginia 4,150 20,707 $324K
Mississippi 3,622 18,237 $257K
Wisconsin 3,214 15,919 $298K
Nebraska 2,712 14,691 $240K
Oregon 3,117 14,455 $318K
Arkansas 2,729 13,399 $193K
Iowa 2,494 13,310 $206K
Kansas 2,495 12,376 $207K
Connecticut 2,514 10,705 $229K
Arizona 2,392 8,655 $154K
Idaho 1,716 8,019 $151K
Colorado 1,734 7,500 $139K
Nevada 1,783 6,814 $113K
New Hampshire 1,418 6,698 $137K
Utah 1,727 6,652 $146K
Maryland 1,697 5,858 $121K
Vermont 1,051 4,832 $82.3K
Montana 934 4,511 $74.1K
South Dakota 607 3,505 $52.3K
Rhode Island 494 2,595 $46K
Maine 566 2,229 $52.1K
New Mexico 617 2,223 $40.4K
Alaska 277 1,746 $24.6K
North Dakota 326 1,630 $25.5K
District of Columbia 324 1,245 $24.6K
Hawaii 275 1,177 $18.6K
Wyoming 192 857 $14.4K
Delaware 192 642 $17.3K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Top prescribers for TORSEMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KELLY EVANS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

A-HAMID HAKKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SAFETY HARBOR

Florida

SAN WANG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

THOMAS MILLER M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled50

NOBLESVILLE

Indiana

MARK WAGNER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIBBING

Minnesota

RICHARD FRENCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HASTINGS

Nebraska

REBECCA CHRISTENSEN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

CHIU TSAI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

CORDELL

Oklahoma

NICHOLAS CHIUMENTO D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOOSIC

Pennsylvania

OTTO GOYCO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CUMMING

Georgia

WILLIAM SWINDELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROGERS

Arkansas

ZVI SELA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ALISHA BURT PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

SUMTER

South Carolina

JON ULOTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JOHN FISHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUSSEX

New Jersey

GREGORY SKAGGS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEITCHFIELD

Kentucky

STEVEN CLARK M.D>

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

DAVID OLIGSCHLAEGER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBYVILLE

Illinois

JAMES HERVERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HASTINGS

Nebraska

JERRY BRUGGEMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELDON

Missouri

EDANA CHRISTY

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

DURHAM

North Carolina

LARRY LIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

ABILENE

Texas

QING CHEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CRAIG WARNER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RALEIGH

North Carolina

MARGARET JONES NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York