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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

44.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 865 of 3362

$13.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 736 of 3362

10,602
Patients

Rank: 912 of 3362

9,142
Prescribers

Rank: 839 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

115K

2011

79.6K

2012

74.6K

2013

44.5K

2014

23.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$16.9M

2011

$13.8M

2012

$18.1M

2013

$13.5M

2014

$8.44M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$287

2011

$310

2012

$319

2013

$315

2014

$296

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
Texas 1,241 5,071 $1.53M
North Carolina 807 3,929 $1.08M
California 950 3,812 $1.11M
New York 789 3,352 $970K
Florida 694 2,714 $912K
South Carolina 391 1,937 $554K
Pennsylvania 482 1,832 $596K
Ohio 452 1,830 $559K
New Jersey 447 1,635 $614K
Georgia 360 1,497 $385K
Tennessee 325 1,380 $391K
Illinois 368 1,349 $473K
Indiana 293 1,136 $386K
Michigan 285 1,113 $385K
Kentucky 221 945 $254K
Alabama 168 882 $201K
Mississippi 193 864 $181K
Louisiana 163 828 $178K
Virginia 190 785 $249K
Missouri 197 742 $245K
Maryland 169 640 $231K
Wisconsin 148 635 $210K
Oklahoma 113 535 $143K
Arizona 122 509 $179K
Colorado 132 494 $173K
West Virginia 112 453 $117K
Arkansas 97 420 $99K
Kansas 118 420 $158K
Delaware 79 284 $118K
Nevada 85 275 $95.5K
Connecticut 74 256 $103K
Washington 71 235 $81K
Iowa 46 222 $73.3K
Hawaii 53 212 $60.6K
Oregon 39 198 $54.3K
Idaho 28 171 $43.6K
Nebraska 40 165 $52.3K
Massachusetts 35 120 $38.1K
Rhode Island 17 110 $20.1K
Utah 24 93 $27.5K
Maine 19 75 $23.5K
Alaska 12 44 $14K
New Mexico 41 $10.4K
North Dakota 11 40 $7,456
Minnesota 12 37 $14K
New Hampshire 11 35 $7,807
District of Columbia 34 $7,144
Montana 18 $5,315
South Dakota 13 $5,659
Vermont 11 $5,056
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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