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VALACYCLOVIR

VALACYCLOVIR HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.59M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 176 of 3395

$66.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 360 of 3395

721,158
Patients

Rank: 120 of 3395

274,301
Prescribers

Rank: 70 of 3395

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it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zovirax Famvir Foscavir

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

857K

2011

1.03M

2012

1.25M

2013

1.42M

2014

1.59M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$102M

2011

$93.3M

2012

$90.9M

2013

$77.2M

2014

$66.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$56

2011

$50

2012

$50

2013

$40

2014

$35

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 62,606 141,056 $6.31M
New York 59,967 138,692 $5.88M
Florida 57,640 121,468 $5.08M
Texas 48,415 104,941 $4.56M
Pennsylvania 38,408 80,881 $3.41M
North Carolina 30,570 70,752 $2.89M
Ohio 26,713 61,055 $2.46M
Georgia 24,937 56,634 $2.39M
Michigan 27,019 53,837 $2.14M
Illinois 24,625 51,407 $2.11M
New Jersey 22,829 45,090 $1.81M
Massachusetts 17,711 40,757 $1.79M
Tennessee 18,233 39,800 $1.61M
Alabama 15,900 35,236 $1.41M
Virginia 16,076 34,213 $1.46M
Missouri 14,261 34,036 $1.37M
Wisconsin 13,471 28,361 $1.12M
Arizona 13,977 28,061 $1.22M
South Carolina 12,658 27,867 $1.11M
Maryland 12,523 26,766 $1.23M
Louisiana 11,935 26,735 $974K
Minnesota 12,956 25,528 $1.05M
Washington 11,354 25,318 $1.12M
Connecticut 10,918 24,030 $1.06M
Indiana 11,113 24,001 $993K
Kentucky 10,928 23,717 $891K
Colorado 9,166 19,565 $834K
Iowa 7,902 16,476 $591K
Oregon 7,346 15,975 $704K
Mississippi 7,011 15,695 $621K
Arkansas 6,519 14,556 $541K
Oklahoma 6,465 13,546 $623K
Utah 5,550 10,753 $455K
West Virginia 4,575 9,986 $356K
Maine 4,277 9,764 $585K
Kansas 4,401 9,327 $355K
Nevada 4,320 9,123 $383K
Nebraska 4,393 8,797 $315K
Idaho 3,808 7,691 $364K
New Hampshire 3,235 7,205 $322K
Rhode Island 3,013 6,335 $230K
New Mexico 2,627 5,676 $292K
Montana 2,587 5,501 $198K
Delaware 2,760 5,142 $226K
Hawaii 2,478 4,524 $215K
District of Columbia 1,431 3,986 $196K
South Dakota 2,001 3,797 $123K
Vermont 1,576 3,466 $137K
North Dakota 1,602 2,986 $96.2K
Wyoming 1,089 2,167 $83.5K
Alaska 694 1,591 $63.3K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 VALACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHANNON FRYERY NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled150

TUPELO

Mississippi

FLORENTINO PALMON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled149

FORT MYERS

Florida

ARDIS MOE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled149

LOS ANGELES

California

CLAUDIA MARTORELL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled148

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

RONALD SCHUT MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled146

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

HUNG DANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

ARLINGTON

Texas

MARCIA SENTENO MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled145

LONG BEACH

California

MICHAEL BROWN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled144

ATLANTA

Georgia

MELISSA LOGUE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled143

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARK SCHEPERLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERT BERRYMAN M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled143

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL SCHUSTER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

NEW YORK

New York

EDWIN DEJESUS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled142

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

KARAM MOUNZER MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled142

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH WILLIAMS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled142

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JATIN SHAH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled141

HOUSTON

Texas

DONNA WEBER M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled141

HOUSTON

Texas

WALTER BARKEY MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled141

FLINT

Michigan

VANESSA SILEBI MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled141

MIAMI

Florida

SARA ALLEN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled140

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

KENNETH AUSLOOS M. D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled140

DALLAS

Texas

LEIGH VAUGHAN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled140

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

STEPHEN DILLON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

NEW YORK

New York

TRACEY GREENE-JOHNSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled139

GRIFFIN

Georgia

DAVID CHU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled139

NEWARK

New Jersey