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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 2014

2.67M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 119 of 3362

$97.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 244 of 3362

425,324
Patients

Rank: 175 of 3362

123,735
Prescribers

Rank: 208 of 3362

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

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 46,627 270,186 $11.5M
New York 30,248 196,928 $7.06M
Florida 32,626 182,379 $6.35M
Texas 26,578 148,824 $5.15M
Pennsylvania 21,572 143,627 $4.98M
Ohio 19,042 113,135 $5.23M
Illinois 18,147 111,345 $4.05M
Michigan 15,444 83,276 $3.25M
North Carolina 12,914 80,602 $2.59M
Missouri 11,175 71,433 $2.71M
New Jersey 11,432 68,238 $2.51M
Georgia 10,415 67,360 $2.28M
Tennessee 10,604 66,291 $2.01M
Wisconsin 9,321 61,378 $2.35M
Massachusetts 9,203 59,239 $2.23M
Indiana 9,687 57,502 $1.99M
Minnesota 9,234 55,278 $2.53M
Virginia 8,527 50,095 $1.94M
Washington 8,665 49,880 $1.83M
Arizona 8,938 47,531 $1.86M
Kentucky 7,589 46,095 $1.53M
Iowa 6,275 44,402 $1.4M
Alabama 7,783 44,274 $1.31M
Oregon 6,970 42,123 $1.69M
Colorado 6,294 35,138 $1.43M
South Carolina 5,651 33,611 $1.06M
Arkansas 5,197 33,586 $925K
Kansas 4,942 33,323 $1.2M
Maryland 5,781 30,980 $1.32M
Louisiana 5,142 30,815 $898K
Connecticut 4,871 30,456 $1.06M
Oklahoma 5,156 30,123 $963K
Mississippi 3,797 24,700 $591K
Nebraska 3,254 23,085 $691K
West Virginia 3,229 19,198 $608K
Utah 2,775 14,530 $580K
Maine 2,358 14,258 $581K
Nevada 2,540 13,708 $458K
South Dakota 1,820 13,556 $445K
Rhode Island 1,759 12,710 $449K
New Mexico 2,329 12,183 $469K
North Dakota 1,667 11,396 $457K
Idaho 1,985 11,152 $357K
New Hampshire 1,774 10,323 $382K
Montana 1,320 7,998 $241K
Hawaii 1,343 7,284 $294K
Delaware 1,086 5,385 $239K
Vermont 874 5,066 $203K
District of Columbia 856 4,156 $206K
Alaska 328 2,812 $62.8K
Wyoming 411 2,673 $82.6K
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 »

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Top prescribers for CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL ANDRIOLA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled742

CLEARWATER

Florida

LAWRENCE ELMER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled741

TOLEDO

Ohio

JENIFER ZHAI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled738

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SHABBIR ABBASI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled736

LAWRENCE

Massachusetts

WILLIAM GARRETT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled735

SAVANNAH

Georgia

RUPA NANAVATI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled731

SAN DIEGO

California

JOOHI JIMENEZ-SHAHED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled729

HOUSTON

Texas

DANIEL BURDICK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled728

KIRKLAND

Washington

CENK SENGUN M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled727

MIAMI

Florida

VERONICA HEATH PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled726

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

JAIME ROSA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled726

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DAVID KAUFMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled725

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

CLAIRE HENCHCLIFFE MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled724

NEW YORK

New York

SANDEEP THAKKAR D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled719

NEWPORT BEACH

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled718

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

SUKETU KHANDHAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled717

SACRAMENTO

California

SAKSHI BAJAJ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled717

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

DANIELLE ENGLERT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled714

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ALBERTO ESPAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled712

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FIONA GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled711

ORADELL

New Jersey

JENNIFER WITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled710

SAN FRANCISCO

California

STEVEN GUNZLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled709

CLEVELAND

Ohio

KATHLEEN WOSCHKOLUP M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled707

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

EHSAN HADI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled707

CARMICHAEL

California

LIN ZHANG

Neurology

Claims Filled702

SACRAMENTO

California