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NAPROXEN SODIUM

Naproxen is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used to relieve symptoms of arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile arthritis) such as inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and joint pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

240K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 498 of 3395

$8.21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 981 of 3395

129,778
Patients

Rank: 372 of 3395

45,999
Prescribers

Rank: 427 of 3395

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

213K

2011

218K

2012

229K

2013

241K

2014

240K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.07M

2011

$3.09M

2012

$3.02M

2013

$2.54M

2014

$8.21M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$9

2012

$9

2013

$8

2014

$10

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 8,871 14,507 $458K
Michigan 6,897 14,147 $594K
Texas 8,471 13,966 $486K
New York 7,429 13,085 $488K
Pennsylvania 6,028 11,613 $434K
California 5,795 11,080 $616K
Tennessee 4,651 8,693 $343K
Alabama 4,298 7,304 $242K
North Carolina 3,862 7,074 $251K
Mississippi 3,981 7,046 $226K
Ohio 3,526 6,680 $250K
Louisiana 3,538 6,492 $238K
Illinois 3,424 6,443 $241K
Missouri 2,775 5,822 $207K
South Carolina 3,751 5,603 $178K
New Jersey 3,302 5,304 $200K
Georgia 3,104 5,263 $168K
Indiana 2,843 5,237 $186K
Virginia 2,057 3,958 $160K
Massachusetts 1,798 3,438 $111K
Washington 1,633 3,177 $133K
Kentucky 1,591 2,951 $115K
Connecticut 1,593 2,535 $69.1K
Arizona 1,226 2,449 $93.7K
Wisconsin 1,111 2,394 $123K
Arkansas 1,108 2,315 $86.9K
Minnesota 875 1,981 $97.9K
Oregon 887 1,940 $81.7K
West Virginia 849 1,865 $74.9K
Maryland 1,050 1,787 $60.2K
Oklahoma 932 1,734 $74.9K
Colorado 684 1,399 $59.9K
Maine 580 1,353 $56K
New Hampshire 569 1,308 $55.6K
Utah 546 1,181 $60.9K
Rhode Island 417 907 $33.6K
New Mexico 412 837 $31.1K
Iowa 420 816 $35.6K
Delaware 566 812 $25K
Kansas 374 802 $35.4K
Vermont 281 770 $35.1K
Nebraska 302 711 $27.6K
Nevada 368 676 $25.8K
Hawaii 356 602 $20.3K
Idaho 178 475 $20K
Wyoming 155 300 $10.1K
Montana 121 256 $13.3K
North Dakota 70 169 $6,552
District of Columbia 93 166 $5,938
South Dakota 53 117 $1,747
Alaska 38 64 $2,857
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 NAPROXEN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HECTOR CORTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled136

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH BLYTHE D.O.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled136

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

THOMAS KOHLER D.D.S.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled136

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HILDEBERT BLASCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

GEORGE TURNLEY M.D.

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled134

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LEONARD COLLIER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled133

WINNFIELD

Louisiana

JAMES TODD M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled132

TERRYTOWN

Louisiana

DAVID WILKINS PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled130

MUSKEGON

Michigan

GILBERTO CRUZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled129

HIALEAH

Florida

JEFFREY CLIFTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DAVID MOODY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

PRASHANTH MANNAM

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

BRONX

New York

JOSE QUILES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled124

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

RODNEY HORVAT DDS

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled123

WINTER PARK

Florida

DOROTHY GILLESPIE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

FRANK FLORES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID LENT M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled122

YONKERS

New York

PEDRO YELTON ROSSELLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL SPINK DDS, MD

Claims Filled119

EAST LONGMEADOW

Massachusetts

H. SCHOLES D.M.D.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled119

CHANDLER

Arizona

WYCHE COLEMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

COUSHATTA

Louisiana

RAFAEL RAMOS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled118

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

NELSON AVILES M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled118

HATILLO

Puerto Rico

TOMAS TALAVERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

DAVID JESSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

BREA

California