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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 2014

241K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 490 of 3362

$2.54M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1166 of 3362

127,942
Patients

Rank: 376 of 3362

44,648
Prescribers

Rank: 427 of 3362

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

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

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
Florida 8,465 14,180 $135K
Michigan 6,840 13,837 $163K
Texas 7,781 13,448 $145K
New York 7,439 13,287 $139K
Pennsylvania 5,732 11,273 $125K
California 5,494 10,527 $164K
Tennessee 4,572 8,634 $98.2K
North Carolina 4,081 7,645 $77.3K
Alabama 3,958 7,257 $73.9K
Louisiana 3,507 6,790 $65.6K
Mississippi 3,691 6,593 $62K
Illinois 3,278 6,443 $75.8K
Ohio 3,333 6,427 $83.2K
Missouri 2,871 6,155 $73.2K
South Carolina 3,758 5,694 $51.2K
Georgia 3,158 5,573 $59.7K
Indiana 2,671 5,020 $60.9K
New Jersey 3,073 4,825 $42.7K
Virginia 2,287 4,223 $47.6K
Massachusetts 1,855 3,445 $38.5K
Kentucky 1,576 2,959 $35.7K
Washington 1,342 2,820 $36.1K
Arkansas 1,166 2,643 $29.9K
Connecticut 1,436 2,408 $22.4K
Wisconsin 1,075 2,386 $33.3K
Arizona 1,192 2,287 $27.1K
Minnesota 881 2,012 $25.8K
Oregon 781 1,814 $25.4K
West Virginia 872 1,770 $18.5K
Maryland 991 1,677 $19.5K
Oklahoma 853 1,647 $20.4K
Colorado 688 1,353 $16.3K
Maine 598 1,321 $18.2K
New Hampshire 555 1,232 $15.3K
Utah 503 1,055 $14.1K
Iowa 440 907 $10.4K
Kansas 437 881 $11.1K
New Mexico 372 846 $10.7K
Rhode Island 393 811 $10.7K
Delaware 544 764 $9,335
Nebraska 294 721 $8,593
Vermont 257 663 $9,195
Nevada 321 577 $6,656
Hawaii 353 543 $7,162
Idaho 183 519 $6,372
Montana 169 361 $4,003
Wyoming 123 275 $2,771
North Dakota 81 195 $2,169
District of Columbia 81 153 $1,728
South Dakota 50 139 $1,241
Alaska 54 97 $1,067
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 NAPROXEN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AGUSTIN CAYERE-MORALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

JUAN BENITEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled136

GURABO

Puerto Rico

BJORN MILLER M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled135

MT PLEASANT

South Carolina

ERIC SCHMIDT M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled133

SANTA ROSA

California

MARIO VILARDI D.M.D.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled132

FISHKILL

New York

FRANCISCO JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled132

UPLAND

California

JORGE MARTINEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled130

COAMO

Puerto Rico

RAUL HERNANDEZ RODRIQUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled129

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL SPINK DDS, MD

Claims Filled129

EAST LONGMEADOW

Massachusetts

RANDALL YEE D.D.S.

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled129

WAILUKU

Hawaii

WILLIAM RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled128

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

JOSE QUILES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled128

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

MANUEL GUERRERO-JIMENEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled127

CATANO

Puerto Rico

GILBERTO CRUZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled123

HIALEAH

Florida

FAIZAN HAFEEZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled122

TOLEDO

Ohio

THOMAS KOHLER D.D.S.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled121

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GLENN SHEFTER DDS,PA

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled120

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

BRIAN SCHWARTZBERG M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled120

MT. PLEASANT

South Carolina

DAVID MOODY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

CARTHAGE

Mississippi

FRANK FLORES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

LOS ANGELES

California

MARTA ROSARIO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CYNTHIA DERAGON DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled118

FT MYERS

Florida

IVAN ROSICH CAPO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled118

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO RAMIREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

SAN JOSE

California