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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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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

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 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
AMINDER MEHDI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled186

STOCKTON

California

ZULFAQQAR JAFFAR MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled186

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RAUL MORALES-BORGES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled185

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MIRIAM ATKINS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled185

AUGUSTA

Georgia

KENNETH KOTZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled185

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

WILLIAM REYNOLDS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled184

GLENDALE

California

STEVEN KALTER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled184

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

BENJAMIN CHO MD

Claims Filled184

PORTLAND

Oregon

FADI ESTEPHAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled184

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

BROOKE GILLETT D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled184

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SUSAN SALTER MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled184

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ALBERT WEEKS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

COLLIERVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES CANTRELL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JUSTIN BAKER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

JACKSON

Mississippi

MANUEL MODIANO M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

TUCSON

Arizona

HARVEY ZIMBLER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

PITTSFIELD

Massachusetts

BENJAMIN ESPARAZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled183

DECATUR

Illinois

MICHAEL KEPPEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled182

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

SIBEL BLAU M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled182

PUYALLUP

Washington

MICHAEL HURWITZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled182

TOPEKA

Kansas

THOMAS SNEED M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled182

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CARLOTTA MARESCA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled182

SAGINAW

Michigan

MARGARET BLOCK M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled181

OMAHA

Nebraska

ANTHONY LIM M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled180

HILO

Hawaii

DAVID MARGILETH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled180

ORANGE

California