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CYMBALTA

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

6.89M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 44 of 3238

$1.96B
Retail Cost

Rank: 5 of 3238

1,032,774
Patients

Rank: 80 of 3238

266,510
Prescribers

Rank: 62 of 3238

User Reviews of CYMBALTA »

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 84,759 523,114 $151M
California 82,954 511,841 $150M
Florida 75,876 415,434 $122M
New York 62,059 398,545 $113M
Ohio 47,989 316,875 $88.3M
Pennsylvania 45,872 307,631 $83.6M
North Carolina 43,876 288,526 $84.9M
Indiana 33,479 227,464 $62.2M
Michigan 39,341 226,571 $72.7M
Missouri 30,078 215,995 $58.8M
Tennessee 32,798 214,841 $59.2M
Illinois 31,169 213,147 $58.9M
Georgia 31,079 199,576 $54.9M
New Jersey 25,980 158,742 $46.1M
Louisiana 21,864 148,286 $38.4M
Alabama 23,129 147,304 $39.3M
Kentucky 23,205 146,815 $41.4M
Virginia 24,066 146,267 $43.5M
Massachusetts 17,837 130,627 $36.6M
South Carolina 20,199 122,486 $36.6M
Arizona 18,662 106,631 $32.6M
Wisconsin 15,252 105,479 $31.7M
Oklahoma 16,034 104,412 $29.2M
Minnesota 14,910 102,460 $33.3M
Connecticut 13,892 101,873 $27.2M
Washington 14,618 95,995 $28.1M
Arkansas 13,744 92,891 $25M
Kansas 12,082 89,758 $23.1M
Mississippi 13,522 87,084 $23M
Iowa 10,475 84,055 $21.5M
Oregon 13,000 82,915 $25.9M
West Virginia 12,561 82,864 $22.3M
Maryland 13,921 79,212 $25M
Colorado 11,849 78,732 $22.3M
Utah 7,623 52,741 $14.4M
Nebraska 6,730 50,112 $13.1M
Maine 7,047 47,961 $14.7M
Idaho 5,457 37,867 $10.4M
New Mexico 5,985 33,845 $10.5M
Rhode Island 4,064 31,722 $7.81M
Nevada 5,788 30,886 $9.29M
New Hampshire 4,486 30,223 $8.68M
Montana 3,910 28,034 $7.49M
Delaware 3,838 20,736 $6.77M
South Dakota 2,425 17,725 $4.71M
North Dakota 2,376 17,191 $4.53M
Vermont 2,280 14,715 $4.8M
Hawaii 2,238 12,627 $3.94M
Wyoming 1,663 11,121 $3.1M
Alaska 1,183 9,320 $2.22M
District of Columbia 1,405 7,006 $2.17M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,060

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

FRANK FLOCA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,049

AUSTIN

Texas

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,045

WESTLAND

Michigan

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,039

DUBLIN

Georgia

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

WESTON

Massachusetts

REZIUDDIN SIDDIQUE M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,020

MCKINNEY

Texas

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,014

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ROBERT HUNTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

HUBER HEIGHTS

Ohio

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,012

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL KHALILI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled994

LOS ANGELES

California

ALICE LOWE

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled979

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled974

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled969

WESTLAND

Michigan

NILDA GARCIA SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled965

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled964

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

OMAR HASAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled958

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ANGELA WATSON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled954

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled954

EULESS

Texas

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled949

ROCKFORD

Illinois

ROBERT BURNS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled941

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled934

DES MOINES

Iowa

KANAH MAY ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled914

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled905

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

CARMEN ORTIZ BUTCHER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled893

CORAL GABLES

Florida

VAQAR DAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled893

PLANO

Texas