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MEPERIDINE HCL

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

25.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1009 of 3395

$1.33M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1620 of 3395

8,964
Patients

Rank: 971 of 3395

8,156
Prescribers

Rank: 872 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

85.5K

2011

49.3K

2012

39.3K

2013

35.1K

2014

25.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.1M

2011

$1.42M

2012

$1.07M

2013

$979K

2014

$1.33M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$18

2011

$32

2012

$33

2013

$29

2014

$46

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Tennessee 690 1,714 $63.4K
Georgia 757 1,636 $53.9K
South Carolina 682 1,459 $52.4K
Florida 560 1,391 $67.3K
Alabama 622 1,386 $60.3K
North Carolina 537 1,360 $68.2K
Oklahoma 524 1,322 $55.9K
Arkansas 435 1,086 $48.6K
California 259 1,084 $89.5K
Louisiana 500 970 $47.8K
Pennsylvania 193 830 $61.5K
Virginia 291 823 $44K
Missouri 228 764 $41.7K
Arizona 275 744 $35.7K
Washington 175 633 $31.3K
Texas 245 624 $30.2K
Ohio 187 592 $35.2K
New York 130 539 $45.1K
Michigan 150 515 $38K
Massachusetts 94 514 $35.3K
Colorado 110 472 $29.9K
Maryland 145 433 $28.7K
Mississippi 174 410 $18K
New Mexico 108 363 $23.1K
Illinois 81 362 $32.2K
Indiana 96 302 $13.9K
New Jersey 96 301 $28.5K
Kentucky 93 296 $15.8K
Kansas 81 277 $13K
Wisconsin 43 249 $11.7K
Oregon 63 247 $12.2K
Connecticut 42 247 $10.4K
Minnesota 46 190 $11.3K
Nevada 55 168 $13.6K
Utah 55 155 $4,455
Maine 34 133 $5,692
New Hampshire 32 132 $4,882
Montana 34 128 $5,675
Iowa 27 119 $8,908
Nebraska 33 117 $6,587
Idaho 24 85 $4,581
South Dakota 22 62 $2,678
West Virginia 28 60 $1,455
Delaware 16 59 $2,847
Alaska 55 $2,505
Wyoming 17 50 $3,452
Vermont 13 49 $2,075
North Dakota 15 42 $3,127
District of Columbia 14 41 $2,386
Hawaii 30 $691
Rhode Island 14 $342
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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