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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

CARBIDOPA/LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.75M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 115 of 3395

$91M
Retail Cost

Rank: 288 of 3395

442,091
Patients

Rank: 173 of 3395

126,079
Prescribers

Rank: 204 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.27M

2011

2.37M

2012

2.57M

2013

2.67M

2014

2.75M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$97M

2011

$101M

2012

$99.8M

2013

$97.2M

2014

$91.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$88

2011

$89

2012

$76

2013

$81

2014

$79

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 48,732 279,929 $11.1M
New York 31,078 199,094 $6.42M
Florida 33,936 190,280 $5.97M
Texas 27,743 156,088 $4.89M
Pennsylvania 22,613 149,417 $4.61M
Ohio 19,464 116,331 $5.18M
Illinois 18,493 112,994 $3.69M
Michigan 15,833 85,421 $3.07M
North Carolina 13,409 81,391 $2.37M
Missouri 11,691 74,373 $2.34M
Georgia 10,971 71,671 $1.98M
New Jersey 11,652 70,495 $2.22M
Tennessee 11,322 68,583 $1.93M
Wisconsin 9,793 63,027 $2.14M
Massachusetts 9,807 61,910 $2.16M
Indiana 9,969 58,664 $1.85M
Minnesota 9,379 55,710 $2.42M
Virginia 9,047 51,849 $1.8M
Washington 8,919 51,024 $1.73M
Arizona 9,574 49,921 $1.79M
Kentucky 7,808 47,246 $1.39M
Iowa 6,623 45,886 $1.31M
Alabama 7,990 44,996 $1.21M
Oregon 7,076 41,707 $1.6M
Colorado 6,613 36,086 $1.41M
South Carolina 6,026 34,839 $1.04M
Arkansas 5,464 34,801 $828K
Kansas 5,139 34,298 $1.02M
Maryland 6,251 33,002 $1.3M
Connecticut 5,254 32,750 $1.08M
Louisiana 5,337 32,614 $864K
Oklahoma 5,263 29,834 $862K
Mississippi 3,895 24,944 $528K
Nebraska 3,396 23,644 $605K
West Virginia 3,589 20,527 $603K
Utah 3,038 15,827 $577K
Nevada 2,811 15,532 $477K
Maine 2,391 14,079 $588K
South Dakota 1,894 14,071 $389K
Rhode Island 1,848 12,996 $351K
New Mexico 2,354 12,421 $424K
Idaho 2,094 11,791 $341K
North Dakota 1,711 11,726 $413K
New Hampshire 1,905 11,098 $384K
Montana 1,321 7,765 $209K
Hawaii 1,404 7,290 $296K
Delaware 1,108 5,521 $212K
Vermont 917 5,070 $178K
District of Columbia 1,058 4,805 $221K
Alaska 352 2,635 $53.7K
Wyoming 425 2,575 $70.3K
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 CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled3,018

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,837

DES MOINES

Iowa

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,634

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,418

WARWICK

Rhode Island

NICKLESH THAKUR D.O.

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,830

SACRAMENTO

California

BRIAN MADDUX MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,679

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARTHA NANCE

Neurology

Claims Filled1,603

ST LOUIS PARK

Minnesota

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled1,554

MIRAMAR

Florida

ANGELA HARDWICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,541

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KAREN BLINDAUER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,439

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JOHN CINTRON M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled1,412

MIAMI

Florida

ALAN FREEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,396

ATLANTA

Georgia

SANDEEP THAKKAR D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,387

NEWPORT BEACH

California

DANIEL KUYPER MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,372

DENVER

Colorado

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,360

TUCKER

Georgia

NEAL HERMANOWICZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,353

ORANGE

California

CHERYL WATERS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,338

NEW YORK

New York

PETER LEWITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,329

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,327

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

ASHVINI PREMKUMAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,298

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

NENGCHUN HUANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,291

LOS GATOS

California

XIULI LI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,268

AMHERST

New York

GEORGE PLOTKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,248

TYLER

Texas

SARAH MATCHA RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,214

FARGO

North Dakota

SHERRIE GOULD N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,193

LA JOLLA

California