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METAXALONE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

183K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 547 of 3362

$43M
Retail Cost

Rank: 438 of 3362

80,983
Patients

Rank: 456 of 3362

54,842
Prescribers

Rank: 391 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

216K

2011

220K

2012

214K

2013

183K

2014

158K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$42.1M

2011

$51.2M

2012

$53.5M

2013

$43M

2014

$40.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$53

2011

$61

2012

$70

2013

$64

2014

$78

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
Florida 7,050 13,740 $2.98M
Texas 6,191 13,239 $2.96M
New York 5,212 11,081 $2.65M
Pennsylvania 5,145 10,582 $2.33M
Michigan 4,264 10,265 $3M
Ohio 3,246 8,319 $2.27M
North Carolina 3,659 8,226 $1.83M
New Jersey 3,705 7,139 $1.61M
California 3,014 7,060 $1.75M
Maryland 2,888 5,653 $1.26M
Georgia 2,722 5,589 $1.22M
Illinois 2,295 5,441 $1.19M
Indiana 2,269 5,403 $1.44M
Missouri 2,011 5,285 $1.25M
Virginia 2,164 4,900 $1.07M
Alabama 1,820 4,453 $1.09M
Kentucky 1,793 4,446 $1.14M
Tennessee 1,950 4,297 $1.01M
South Carolina 1,915 4,175 $965K
Arizona 1,716 3,593 $824K
Wisconsin 926 2,685 $721K
Colorado 1,139 2,654 $632K
Louisiana 1,081 2,622 $586K
Connecticut 1,265 2,527 $483K
Oklahoma 934 2,081 $509K
Massachusetts 735 2,068 $506K
West Virginia 834 2,058 $467K
Oregon 665 1,758 $405K
Iowa 559 1,727 $372K
Arkansas 690 1,721 $373K
Kansas 615 1,684 $367K
Mississippi 710 1,621 $332K
Washington 605 1,570 $388K
Delaware 639 1,403 $351K
Minnesota 421 1,208 $316K
Nebraska 369 984 $238K
New Hampshire 378 955 $198K
Utah 331 825 $184K
Nevada 342 823 $212K
Montana 197 636 $155K
Maine 225 545 $134K
Idaho 196 533 $136K
New Mexico 208 439 $106K
South Dakota 120 414 $95.4K
Rhode Island 141 286 $58K
District of Columbia 157 285 $61.5K
Wyoming 98 262 $60.7K
North Dakota 68 221 $54K
Hawaii 98 188 $62.7K
Alaska 57 165 $31.5K
Vermont 41 105 $29.7K
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 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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