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TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

480K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 350 of 3395

$15.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 793 of 3395

97,485
Patients

Rank: 423 of 3395

33,578
Prescribers

Rank: 490 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

426K

2011

412K

2012

444K

2013

470K

2014

480K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.1M

2011

$10.5M

2012

$9.91M

2013

$13.2M

2014

$15.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$50

2011

$49

2012

$47

2013

$55

2014

$58

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,887 44,799 $1.57M
Florida 7,101 32,237 $1.07M
Texas 6,376 29,652 $949K
New York 6,049 29,243 $937K
Pennsylvania 4,562 23,005 $775K
North Carolina 3,868 19,414 $597K
Ohio 4,002 19,009 $638K
Georgia 3,002 16,758 $437K
Illinois 3,470 15,972 $544K
Michigan 3,424 13,983 $535K
Tennessee 2,416 12,045 $363K
Massachusetts 2,464 12,018 $387K
Missouri 2,274 11,524 $342K
Wisconsin 2,411 11,309 $412K
Virginia 2,176 10,266 $340K
Indiana 2,111 9,933 $326K
Kentucky 1,827 9,707 $287K
Minnesota 2,241 9,657 $408K
New Jersey 2,188 9,470 $344K
South Carolina 1,769 9,270 $267K
Alabama 1,611 8,457 $241K
Washington 1,874 8,309 $280K
Louisiana 1,393 8,175 $218K
Oregon 1,822 7,894 $277K
Arkansas 1,271 7,616 $193K
Mississippi 1,210 7,355 $183K
Arizona 1,675 7,317 $247K
Iowa 1,252 6,928 $210K
Colorado 1,459 6,108 $218K
Maryland 1,454 5,676 $225K
Connecticut 1,236 5,611 $188K
Oklahoma 985 4,746 $159K
Kansas 854 4,530 $137K
Utah 759 3,199 $115K
Nebraska 587 3,179 $92.6K
West Virginia 616 3,125 $101K
Nevada 643 2,741 $93K
Idaho 543 2,502 $83.7K
New Hampshire 500 2,256 $79.4K
Montana 461 2,161 $75.7K
South Dakota 395 2,144 $66.6K
New Mexico 512 2,133 $79.8K
Maine 540 2,092 $91.2K
Rhode Island 318 1,927 $54.8K
Hawaii 452 1,849 $69.8K
North Dakota 287 1,426 $43.9K
Vermont 294 1,351 $46.3K
Delaware 354 1,163 $55.3K
Wyoming 186 847 $27.6K
District of Columbia 153 575 $20.6K
Alaska 59 302 $7,499
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 TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NICK CHRYSSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled576

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

DERRICK SPELL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled546

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BRAD BALTZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled494

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GRACE SHUMAKER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled436

JACKSON

Mississippi

KATHLEEN FIELDER M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled420

TUALATIN

Oregon

STEPHAN ROSENFELD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled419

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

GUSTAV MAGRINAT M.D.

Claims Filled390

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

JULIAN HILL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled375

TUPELO

Mississippi

LOUIS VANDERMOLEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled370

NEWPORT BEACH

California

STEVEN CORSO MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled360

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

NITIN ROHATGI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled350

SACRAMENTO

California

CARYN SILVER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled345

SARASOTA

Florida

BRADLEY HIATT DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled344

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN LINK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled335

ORANGE

California

SUSHIL MEHROTRA MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled332

WHEELING

West Virginia

PHILLIP LEY M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled330

MADISON

Mississippi

DIANE WILDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled329

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ANNE MOORE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled322

NEW YORK

New York

KURT TAUER MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled318

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KENDRITH ROWLAND MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled317

URBANA

Illinois

MICHAEL HAILEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled311

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GEETHA VARMA M.D

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled310

SALINAS

California

JAMES HAGANS M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled309

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CAROL RAPSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled287

EAST LANSING

Michigan

WADE SWENSON MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled284

FERGUS FALLS

Minnesota