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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

24.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 10 of 3395

$178M
Retail Cost

Rank: 156 of 3395

4,834,046
Patients

Rank: 12 of 3395

375,400
Prescribers

Rank: 34 of 3395

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65%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

18.9M

2011

20M

2012

22M

2013

23.5M

2014

24.6M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$214M

2011

$210M

2012

$227M

2013

$204M

2014

$178M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$31

2011

$26

2012

$24

2013

$21

2014

$17

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 576,643 2,704,733 $21.7M
Florida 403,837 1,996,869 $12.1M
New York 296,046 1,576,523 $10.6M
Texas 350,276 1,522,818 $12.3M
Pennsylvania 222,001 1,168,738 $8.75M
Ohio 199,056 998,221 $7.13M
Michigan 190,249 943,868 $6.03M
Illinois 182,357 902,246 $7.19M
North Carolina 150,761 771,588 $5.42M
Georgia 138,019 731,285 $4.27M
Tennessee 118,423 589,209 $4.33M
Missouri 104,280 564,104 $3.9M
New Jersey 119,397 540,726 $4.18M
Virginia 107,656 503,122 $4.2M
Massachusetts 93,329 492,454 $3.83M
Indiana 101,875 490,019 $3.72M
Kentucky 86,281 482,532 $3.16M
Arizona 102,927 455,666 $3.62M
Louisiana 80,662 432,352 $2.85M
Alabama 87,843 423,242 $2.79M
Washington 87,520 398,472 $3.15M
South Carolina 78,626 393,999 $2.56M
Wisconsin 75,111 336,066 $3.14M
Arkansas 53,545 311,134 $1.84M
Mississippi 55,316 310,031 $1.86M
Minnesota 66,765 302,399 $2.78M
Oregon 61,350 284,267 $2.08M
Colorado 63,249 278,754 $2.38M
Maryland 66,878 271,884 $2.34M
Oklahoma 56,748 267,243 $2.12M
Iowa 48,486 257,562 $1.67M
Connecticut 47,249 219,309 $1.81M
Kansas 41,622 215,777 $1.56M
West Virginia 39,596 209,436 $1.45M
Nevada 39,816 169,441 $1.41M
New Mexico 35,134 155,647 $1.12M
Nebraska 24,779 138,731 $868K
Utah 29,232 125,316 $984K
Idaho 22,691 101,253 $763K
Maine 22,105 96,164 $1.05M
Rhode Island 16,226 91,909 $667K
Hawaii 18,084 79,474 $709K
New Hampshire 16,392 74,114 $619K
Montana 12,493 59,664 $452K
South Dakota 11,091 58,033 $408K
Delaware 14,932 57,315 $591K
North Dakota 11,091 55,235 $384K
District of Columbia 8,209 37,531 $260K
Vermont 7,760 33,462 $278K
Wyoming 6,269 28,698 $214K
Alaska 3,893 21,298 $158K
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 METFORMIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDWIN LINDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,191

BATESVILLE

Mississippi

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,191

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,189

EL CENTRO

California

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,188

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,187

SMYRNA

Georgia

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,186

STOCKTON

California

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,185

MIAMI

Florida

MANRIQUE IRIARTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,185

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

FELIX CARATINI SOTO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,180

COAMO

Puerto Rico

LUMEN VERA COLON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,180

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

ARCOT DWARAKANATHAN M.D.,F.A.C.E.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,175

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Illinois

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,170

ROSEMEAD

California

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,168

WESTON

Massachusetts

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,166

MIAMI

Florida

MARK BORCHELT MD, FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,163

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

JOSE LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,162

CHULA VISTA

California

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,161

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CIDRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,159

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ASSAD DARAWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,158

INDIO

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,156

HAYTI

Missouri

WILLIAM TAUNTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,154

FORSYTH

Georgia

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,153

GLENDALE

California

TIMOTHY SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,150

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

JOSE BREA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,145

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled1,145

MIAMI

Florida