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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

11.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1227 of 3362

$3.44M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1098 of 3362

4,848
Patients

Rank: 1124 of 3362

2,260
Prescribers

Rank: 1298 of 3362

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91%

of people say

it's worth it

64%

of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,491

2011

7,245

2012

8,117

2013

11.7K

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.4M

2011

$1.58M

2012

$2.3M

2013

$3.44M

2014

$4.04M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$322

2011

$330

2012

$364

2013

$162

2014

$236

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 2,376 3,222 $860K
New York 214 772 $254K
Pennsylvania 176 646 $183K
Florida 173 629 $209K
New Jersey 167 613 $222K
Texas 160 557 $175K
Georgia 96 430 $123K
Ohio 126 337 $115K
Illinois 154 313 $105K
Michigan 73 305 $103K
North Carolina 92 300 $87.1K
Alabama 52 240 $61.8K
Oregon 177 227 $65.9K
Connecticut 71 221 $69.5K
Oklahoma 85 205 $45.8K
Tennessee 43 201 $54.2K
Wisconsin 49 188 $47.8K
Massachusetts 49 182 $54.8K
Washington 56 165 $46.3K
Virginia 38 156 $54.3K
Kentucky 27 129 $34K
Missouri 28 116 $31.8K
South Carolina 32 110 $38.5K
Maryland 34 109 $38K
Rhode Island 21 106 $27.1K
Louisiana 22 102 $28K
New Hampshire 23 81 $26.4K
Minnesota 21 76 $22.6K
Nebraska 12 75 $16.6K
Indiana 21 73 $22.3K
Arizona 21 69 $18.9K
Arkansas 16 68 $16.3K
Iowa 16 59 $10.1K
Kansas 14 53 $14.4K
Mississippi 12 48 $10.2K
Maine 45 $15K
Vermont 33 $11.5K
Colorado 11 33 $9,915
South Dakota 12 30 $6,097
New Mexico 30 $8,962
West Virginia 29 $8,883
Hawaii 27 $6,057
District of Columbia 20 $7,528
Montana 19 $3,220
Idaho 13 $3,077
Delaware 12 $4,448
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.