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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 132 of 3395

$25.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 622 of 3395

301,428
Patients

Rank: 234 of 3395

88,151
Prescribers

Rank: 281 of 3395

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.27M

2011

2.36M

2012

2.4M

2013

2.39M

2014

2.37M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.1M

2011

$17.5M

2012

$21.5M

2013

$24.9M

2014

$25.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$27

2011

$26

2012

$29

2013

$35

2014

$41

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 29,838 224,897 $2.74M
New York 24,814 186,455 $1.94M
Florida 20,902 140,980 $1.59M
Pennsylvania 16,398 127,206 $1.36M
Texas 19,009 123,565 $1.36M
Ohio 14,672 116,160 $1.28M
Illinois 12,232 91,018 $1.13M
Michigan 11,604 85,478 $874K
North Carolina 11,300 82,083 $882K
New Jersey 9,352 75,121 $801K
Massachusetts 9,272 70,248 $720K
Missouri 8,459 68,712 $758K
Georgia 9,334 65,816 $632K
Tennessee 8,668 59,767 $630K
Maryland 6,819 53,296 $579K
Virginia 7,436 52,671 $565K
Indiana 6,410 48,517 $578K
Alabama 6,696 44,672 $507K
Wisconsin 5,351 44,412 $493K
Louisiana 5,995 40,976 $434K
Connecticut 5,054 39,623 $405K
Arizona 5,465 37,611 $379K
South Carolina 5,149 37,321 $417K
Washington 4,904 36,698 $425K
Mississippi 5,141 35,149 $345K
Minnesota 4,414 34,355 $392K
Kentucky 4,453 30,807 $353K
Iowa 3,505 27,778 $301K
Oregon 3,162 23,858 $266K
Colorado 3,299 23,030 $283K
Arkansas 3,341 22,915 $239K
Kansas 2,873 21,686 $245K
Oklahoma 2,787 18,923 $199K
West Virginia 2,216 15,789 $164K
Nebraska 1,988 15,522 $163K
Maine 1,610 11,167 $141K
Nevada 1,812 11,101 $115K
New Mexico 1,829 11,038 $121K
Utah 1,463 10,561 $131K
Rhode Island 1,331 10,221 $114K
Idaho 1,313 9,375 $103K
Delaware 1,167 8,602 $99.1K
New Hampshire 1,133 8,219 $78.1K
District of Columbia 1,263 7,049 $71.7K
Alaska 466 6,168 $44.6K
Hawaii 901 6,068 $71.1K
North Dakota 684 5,010 $50K
Montana 654 4,765 $53.1K
South Dakota 611 4,700 $49.7K
Vermont 566 3,887 $40.7K
Wyoming 316 2,147 $24.7K
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 BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VATSALA BHASKARAN M. D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

ORAN BERKENSTOCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JUNE SMITH-HARTNESS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

DENVER

North Carolina

JOHN CLAPACS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

VINITA PRASAD M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WOOSTER

Ohio

PEDRO POLITZER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

THOMAS WALDEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

SHAWN BOGLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

YELLVILLE

Arkansas

RACHEL CLEMENTS PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

LEWISTON

Idaho

JOHAR SHAH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GETTYSBURG

Pennsylvania

MAASI SHAMILOV MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MARLTON

New Jersey

JOSEPH CUBELLS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

JETAL SHUKLA NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

LUIS MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

COMMACK

New York

KULWANT BUTTAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Ohio

KATHRYN BATSON APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

NORTH PLATTE

Nebraska

INNA GRISHINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

MARLENE LACAMERA-MURDOCH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

BARBARA CLAYSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TRENT WOODS

North Carolina

ANICIA BIGLOW APRN, BS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

VALERIE BURGELIN CFNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

New Mexico

SUE MOSS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

GEORGETOWN

Texas

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ATEKA ZAKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SUGAR LAND

Texas

TIMOTHY CHAPMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan