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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

26.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 986 of 3362

$1.91M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1235 of 3362

5,450
Patients

Rank: 1088 of 3362

5,602
Prescribers

Rank: 1003 of 3362

More info on related drug Dilantin »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

22.8K

2011

13.6K

2012

13.7K

2013

26.1K

2014

26K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.23M

2011

$871K

2012

$973K

2013

$1.91M

2014

$2.02M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$221

2011

$196

2012

$154

2013

$146

2014

$165

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
Ohio 307 1,768 $118K
Texas 445 1,709 $149K
Pennsylvania 286 1,571 $111K
California 376 1,449 $119K
Illinois 357 1,425 $90.3K
Florida 357 1,399 $102K
New York 294 1,389 $105K
Georgia 215 1,086 $66.4K
North Carolina 198 1,033 $77.7K
South Carolina 117 899 $37.2K
Wisconsin 142 898 $48.5K
New Jersey 181 855 $73.9K
Indiana 146 813 $53K
Michigan 154 717 $53.1K
Tennessee 162 703 $53K
Minnesota 127 696 $48.8K
Kentucky 117 651 $48.4K
Virginia 150 629 $55.6K
Massachusetts 118 535 $43.1K
Missouri 128 518 $39.2K
Louisiana 93 504 $37.7K
Mississippi 89 497 $30.1K
Washington 115 490 $36.7K
Connecticut 86 463 $35.1K
Alabama 110 456 $33.7K
Maryland 98 405 $37.7K
Oregon 74 393 $25.5K
Oklahoma 81 352 $34.6K
Arkansas 51 293 $21.8K
Kansas 56 286 $22.8K
Arizona 72 280 $22.7K
West Virginia 40 190 $17.3K
Rhode Island 19 119 $7,742
Colorado 25 105 $8,443
Maine 19 74 $7,178
Iowa 14 62 $4,774
Delaware 15 61 $6,511
Nevada 16 57 $5,600
Idaho 11 50 $4,530
District of Columbia 12 45 $2,403
New Mexico 13 39 $3,088
Vermont 11 36 $3,794
New Hampshire 31 $3,303
North Dakota 29 $2,285
Alaska 17 $1,398
Nebraska 16 $1,292
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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