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CYMBALTA

DULOXETINE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

478K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 354 of 3362

$141M
Retail Cost

Rank: 182 of 3362

152,961
Patients

Rank: 343 of 3362

88,767
Prescribers

Rank: 272 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.93M

2011

5.78M

2012

6.89M

2013

478K

2014

114K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.02B

2011

$1.45B

2012

$1.96B

2013

$141M

2014

$41.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$309

2011

$342

2012

$360

2013

$239

2014

$421

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
California 14,574 49,679 $14.4M
Texas 13,536 39,657 $12.3M
Florida 12,021 35,877 $10.9M
New York 8,776 31,049 $9.35M
Ohio 6,207 18,168 $5.03M
North Carolina 5,503 17,821 $5.03M
Missouri 5,365 15,555 $4.25M
Georgia 4,731 15,445 $4.39M
Pennsylvania 4,587 13,980 $4.01M
Illinois 4,701 13,673 $4.03M
Tennessee 4,591 13,040 $3.99M
Indiana 4,050 11,893 $3.27M
New Jersey 3,337 11,120 $3.91M
Michigan 4,105 10,807 $3.29M
Virginia 3,267 9,748 $2.87M
Wisconsin 2,916 9,447 $2.71M
South Carolina 2,781 9,288 $2.65M
Louisiana 2,898 8,829 $2.53M
Kentucky 2,866 8,512 $2.36M
Oklahoma 2,486 7,520 $2.15M
Mississippi 2,468 7,023 $1.88M
Massachusetts 1,707 6,976 $2.2M
Maryland 2,390 6,835 $2.18M
Alabama 2,323 6,778 $1.91M
Arizona 2,330 6,702 $2.22M
Minnesota 2,118 6,634 $2.19M
Colorado 2,005 6,537 $1.83M
Connecticut 1,908 6,347 $2.08M
Washington 2,001 6,150 $1.84M
Iowa 1,610 5,392 $1.44M
Arkansas 1,758 5,101 $1.42M
West Virginia 1,711 4,970 $1.28M
Oregon 1,616 4,966 $1.54M
Kansas 1,594 4,747 $1.3M
Utah 1,280 3,891 $1.11M
Nebraska 993 3,508 $913K
Maine 851 2,821 $904K
Nevada 731 2,398 $683K
Idaho 761 2,373 $647K
New Mexico 801 2,363 $760K
Montana 531 1,703 $434K
Rhode Island 386 1,647 $486K
Delaware 547 1,549 $520K
New Hampshire 462 1,508 $477K
District of Columbia 293 1,067 $328K
South Dakota 345 1,006 $252K
Alaska 238 953 $220K
North Dakota 360 930 $231K
Hawaii 291 916 $312K
Vermont 297 877 $283K
Wyoming 232 730 $184K
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 CYMBALTA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARLENE ALMAZAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SKOWHEGAN

Maine

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JAMES PALEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

JAMES MILLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

MICHAEL DEEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALMA

Georgia

ROBERT DESMOND M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LANSDALE

Pennsylvania

NINA JORDANIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WINFIELD

Illinois

JOHANN HEPNER PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

BEVERLY

Massachusetts

JOHN BARTMESS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLORENCE

Alabama

SHERRI BROWN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CALDWELL

Idaho

ROBERT BUNGE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

ELENA SPEKTOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

INGRID ZUMARAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SEMINOLE

Florida

SALEH JAAFAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CASTROVILLE

Texas

RICHARD SELVAGGI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COMMERCE

Texas

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ANGEL GUERRA TORRES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUNEDIN

Florida

MARK KAPLAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

JULIANNE MILLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LEOMINSTER

Massachusetts

BENJAMIN KEELEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

PAUL FISHMAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LOS ANGELES

California

SEUNG KANG MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled51

BRONX

New York