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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
LESTER ROBERTSON M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled202

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ABRAHAM MITTELMAN MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled202

PURCHASE

New York

NATASHA TIFFANY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled198

SALEM

Oregon

ANN WEXLER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled197

BERKELEY

California

AHMED KHALID MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled197

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SUSAN SALTER MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled197

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT ELLIS DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled197

PORTLAND

Oregon

ELOY ROMAN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled196

MIAMI

Florida

KATHLEEN GRANT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled196

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROLANDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled196

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL HURWITZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled196

TOPEKA

Kansas

MICHAEL PAVY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled196

FLORENCE

South Carolina

STEVEN HEDDINGER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled194

DES MOINES

Iowa

STEVEN KALTER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled193

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JEFFREY GIGUERE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled193

SENECA

South Carolina

JOHN MANFREDI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled192

BLAIRSVILLE

Georgia

PANAGIOTIS VALILIS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled192

EL PASO

Texas

THOMAS SNEED M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled192

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CYNTHIA OWUSU MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled191

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MAY ABDO-MATKIWSKY D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled190

SPARTA

New Jersey

THEODORE POTRUCH MD

Surgery

Claims Filled190

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JENNIFER GILDEN PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled190

RIVERSIDE

California

DEVAKI SIVA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled190

MARIETTA

Ohio

LUIS SUAU MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled189

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GALINA VUGMAN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled188

LAKELAND

Florida