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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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AK-POLY-BAC

BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN B SULFATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

9,456
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1313 of 3362

$178K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1951 of 3362

6,065
Patients

Rank: 1068 of 3362

3,719
Prescribers

Rank: 1135 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,012

2011

10.8K

2012

10.1K

2013

9,456

2014

7,048

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$219K

2011

$246K

2012

$217K

2013

$178K

2014

$131K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$11

2011

$11

2012

$11

2013

$12

2014

$12

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
Texas 667 932 $17.5K
California 531 867 $15.5K
Pennsylvania 398 762 $14.6K
New York 321 521 $9,219
Georgia 252 400 $6,951
North Carolina 239 361 $7,594
Florida 229 323 $5,896
Kentucky 202 305 $5,782
Colorado 224 300 $6,930
Alabama 132 299 $5,514
Missouri 192 282 $5,047
Ohio 149 277 $5,445
Massachusetts 175 265 $5,622
Minnesota 156 242 $5,356
Arkansas 155 216 $3,882
New Jersey 124 200 $3,713
Mississippi 133 197 $3,492
Tennessee 129 184 $2,955
South Carolina 107 181 $3,039
Oklahoma 120 159 $3,171
Michigan 83 150 $2,628
Illinois 77 136 $2,301
Hawaii 84 132 $2,554
Nebraska 80 130 $2,512
Kansas 89 125 $2,644
Virginia 76 119 $2,146
North Dakota 78 119 $2,492
Wisconsin 60 107 $1,851
Louisiana 65 102 $1,930
Washington 68 101 $1,846
Oregon 70 98 $1,736
Indiana 57 82 $1,580
Iowa 60 80 $1,700
Arizona 59 71 $1,197
New Mexico 50 65 $1,313
West Virginia 45 64 $1,090
Maryland 32 64 $1,244
Delaware 17 54 $999
Montana 36 48 $890
Maine 36 47 $882
Connecticut 31 45 $813
South Dakota 17 33 $641
New Hampshire 11 25 $426
Idaho 22 23 $424
Utah 20 22 $410
Wyoming 14 17 $335
Vermont 11 13 $218
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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