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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

KUVAN

SAPROPTERIN DIHYDROCHLORIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1,309
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2052 of 3395

$18.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 738 of 3395

142
Patients

Rank: 2442 of 3395

97
Prescribers

Rank: 2558 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

803

2011

924

2012

1,051

2013

1,122

2014

1,309

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.3M

2011

$12.3M

2012

$14.6M

2013

$16.4M

2014

$18.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

No Data Available

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 24 232 $2.4M
Pennsylvania 14 130 $1.77M
New York 14 122 $1.91M
Wisconsin 73 $1.1M
Texas 67 $1.09M
Ohio 51 $943K
New Jersey 50 $585K
Missouri 47 $669K
Kentucky 44 $672K
Massachusetts 44 $683K
Louisiana 34 $530K
Oklahoma 31 $413K
Tennessee 30 $383K
Illinois 30 $569K
Utah 29 $416K
Minnesota 27 $285K
Maryland 26 $343K
Rhode Island 25 $411K
Indiana 24 $582K
West Virginia 22 $352K
Florida 21 $270K
Georgia 21 $223K
Connecticut 20 $305K
Arizona 19 $318K
Washington 14 $46.1K
Oregon 12 $261K
New Mexico 12 $185K
South Dakota 12 $229K
North Carolina 12 $154K
Mississippi 11 $136K
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 KUVAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHOJI YANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

LOS ANGELES

California