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TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

470K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 356 of 3362

$13.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 743 of 3362

94,281
Patients

Rank: 429 of 3362

33,669
Prescribers

Rank: 491 of 3362

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it's worth it

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it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Arimidex Aromasin Femara

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,595 43,796 $1.39M
Florida 6,666 30,449 $868K
Texas 6,049 29,010 $790K
New York 5,800 28,601 $795K
Pennsylvania 4,435 23,014 $617K
North Carolina 3,791 19,672 $500K
Ohio 3,903 18,976 $539K
Illinois 3,435 16,174 $479K
Georgia 2,848 15,725 $359K
Michigan 3,295 13,547 $451K
Tennessee 2,370 12,603 $312K
Massachusetts 2,467 12,013 $334K
Wisconsin 2,366 11,185 $343K
Missouri 2,139 11,064 $282K
Virginia 2,105 10,015 $279K
Indiana 2,043 9,622 $268K
Minnesota 2,162 9,323 $350K
New Jersey 2,092 9,131 $284K
Kentucky 1,731 8,963 $226K
South Carolina 1,691 8,945 $214K
Washington 1,843 8,221 $237K
Alabama 1,560 8,106 $215K
Louisiana 1,350 7,900 $184K
Oregon 1,718 7,886 $251K
Arkansas 1,262 7,802 $171K
Iowa 1,287 7,278 $191K
Mississippi 1,131 7,145 $152K
Arizona 1,672 6,921 $205K
Colorado 1,322 5,852 $181K
Maryland 1,395 5,416 $185K
Connecticut 1,156 5,416 $153K
Oklahoma 935 4,504 $123K
Kansas 893 4,454 $119K
Nebraska 684 3,668 $95.3K
West Virginia 679 3,418 $90.3K
Utah 677 2,799 $89.8K
Nevada 572 2,547 $70.2K
New Hampshire 499 2,162 $59.9K
Idaho 515 2,143 $65K
South Dakota 374 2,100 $57.1K
New Mexico 454 2,086 $67.4K
Montana 443 2,006 $59.2K
Hawaii 422 1,906 $63K
Maine 482 1,901 $64.3K
Rhode Island 303 1,704 $39.3K
North Dakota 283 1,410 $38.2K
Vermont 277 1,319 $36.7K
Delaware 352 1,228 $48.4K
Wyoming 181 804 $22K
District of Columbia 136 527 $17.1K
Alaska 50 326 $6,312
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 TAMOXIFEN CITRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN LINK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled510

ORANGE

California

STEPHAN ROSENFELD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled506

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

NICK CHRYSSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled484

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

GRACE SHUMAKER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled421

JACKSON

Mississippi

BRADLEY HIATT DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled413

DES MOINES

Iowa

JULIAN HILL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled403

TUPELO

Mississippi

BRAD BALTZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled395

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DERRICK SPELL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled373

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

KATHLEEN FIELDER M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled368

TUALATIN

Oregon

SCOTT MCHAM D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled354

LINCOLN

Nebraska

DIANE WILDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled344

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

NITIN ROHATGI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled343

SACRAMENTO

California

GUSTAV MAGRINAT M.D.

Claims Filled342

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ANNE MOORE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled340

NEW YORK

New York

SUSHIL MEHROTRA MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled333

WHEELING

West Virginia

STEVEN CORSO MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled331

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

CARYN SILVER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled316

SARASOTA

Florida

JAMES HAGANS M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled305

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

NICOLE CLEVELAND MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled298

JACKSON

Mississippi

CARLA FALKSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled293

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

PHILLIP LEY M.D.

Surgical Oncology

Claims Filled293

MADISON

Mississippi

LOUIS VANDERMOLEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled292

NEWPORT BEACH

California

KALSOOM KHAN M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled292

DURHAM

North Carolina

KURT TAUER MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled291

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MICHAEL HAILEY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled288

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana