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VALACYCLOVIR

VALACYCLOVIR HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.42M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 191 of 3362

$77.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 298 of 3362

640,405
Patients

Rank: 124 of 3362

254,571
Prescribers

Rank: 76 of 3362

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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

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 54,635 127,379 $6.73M
California 54,658 125,487 $7.26M
Florida 51,684 108,754 $5.95M
Texas 42,662 92,292 $5.32M
Pennsylvania 34,300 72,840 $4.11M
North Carolina 27,635 63,904 $3.45M
Ohio 24,165 54,913 $2.79M
Georgia 21,871 49,799 $2.65M
Michigan 24,337 48,826 $2.55M
Illinois 21,577 45,648 $2.6M
New Jersey 20,810 40,900 $2.41M
Massachusetts 15,644 35,349 $1.97M
Tennessee 15,991 34,957 $1.87M
Alabama 14,300 31,140 $1.79M
Missouri 12,693 30,970 $1.61M
Virginia 14,348 29,951 $1.48M
Wisconsin 12,038 25,546 $1.29M
South Carolina 11,459 24,929 $1.27M
Arizona 12,276 24,508 $1.38M
Louisiana 10,471 23,406 $1.26M
Maryland 10,772 23,207 $1.36M
Minnesota 11,273 22,427 $1.21M
Washington 9,681 21,951 $1.26M
Kentucky 9,735 21,415 $1.06M
Indiana 9,773 21,174 $1.09M
Connecticut 9,670 21,070 $1.13M
Colorado 8,163 16,781 $850K
Iowa 6,880 14,234 $684K
Mississippi 6,314 14,016 $757K
Oregon 6,156 13,653 $826K
Arkansas 5,953 13,011 $670K
Oklahoma 5,835 12,448 $718K
Utah 4,768 9,219 $511K
West Virginia 4,104 8,939 $409K
Maine 3,631 8,457 $547K
Nebraska 3,937 7,834 $367K
Kansas 3,725 7,790 $378K
Nevada 3,757 7,785 $398K
Idaho 3,150 6,385 $397K
New Hampshire 2,715 6,078 $324K
Rhode Island 2,638 5,344 $298K
New Mexico 2,305 4,911 $393K
Montana 2,164 4,746 $222K
Delaware 2,409 4,521 $225K
Hawaii 2,232 4,288 $277K
District of Columbia 1,328 3,723 $212K
South Dakota 1,705 3,277 $149K
Vermont 1,314 2,973 $149K
North Dakota 1,408 2,674 $121K
Wyoming 885 1,717 $87.7K
Alaska 604 1,401 $69.3K
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 VALACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SIZEMORE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled129

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

DAVID CHU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled127

NEWARK

New Jersey

STEPHEN DILLON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

NEW YORK

New York

RICHARD RUMLEY MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled127

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

STEVEN SCHEIBEL M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled127

SAN FRANCISCO

California

THEODOROS KATSIVAS MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled126

SAN DIEGO

California

JENNIFER MURRAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled126

PENSACOLA

Florida

HYUN-SOO LEE M.D.

Dermatopathology

Claims Filled125

ELMHURST

New York

DANIEL BERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

CHICAGO

Illinois

CLIFFORD KINDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

MIAMI

Florida

PHILLIP MUSIKANTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY BLICK MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled124

NORWALK

Connecticut

KELLY GODBY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled123

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

TIFFANY RICHARDS R.N., ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled123

HOUSTON

Texas

LEIGH VAUGHAN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled123

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

STEVEN JOHNSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled123

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

HUNG DANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

ARLINGTON

Texas

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

HAYTI

Missouri

NATALIE VANEK MD

General Practice

Claims Filled122

HOUSTON

Texas

CAMILLE ABBOUD MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled121

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JEFFREY BURACK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

OAKLAND

California

DAVID SHAMBLAW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAN DIEGO

California

JOHN NEMECEK MD

General Practice

Claims Filled119

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL BROWN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled118

ATLANTA

Georgia

ARDIS MOE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled118

LOS ANGELES

California