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SODIUM POLYSTYRENE SULFONATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

56.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 797 of 3362

$4.76M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1011 of 3362

32,896
Patients

Rank: 644 of 3362

20,662
Prescribers

Rank: 610 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

31.3K

2011

36.5K

2012

52.2K

2013

56.3K

2014

67.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.58M

2011

$4.12M

2012

$5.47M

2013

$4.76M

2014

$5.55M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$45

2011

$32

2012

$31

2013

$29

2014

$37

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
New York 3,833 7,575 $751K
California 4,194 7,484 $710K
Florida 3,098 5,028 $423K
Texas 2,460 3,624 $294K
New Jersey 1,534 2,556 $206K
Massachusetts 1,115 2,114 $214K
Michigan 1,381 2,078 $146K
Pennsylvania 1,188 1,936 $147K
Georgia 1,096 1,720 $128K
Illinois 989 1,692 $129K
Ohio 947 1,500 $110K
Arizona 851 1,335 $76.2K
Tennessee 830 1,325 $78.3K
North Carolina 705 1,123 $77.7K
Virginia 606 951 $72.4K
Indiana 490 890 $61.9K
Maryland 493 768 $61.8K
South Carolina 490 730 $48.4K
Alabama 435 663 $57.7K
Kentucky 455 638 $40.8K
Wisconsin 310 600 $48.1K
West Virginia 277 539 $36.4K
Washington 303 518 $46.9K
Missouri 326 499 $31.9K
Louisiana 327 479 $36.7K
Connecticut 303 445 $35.8K
Oklahoma 240 426 $35.2K
Mississippi 266 412 $32.9K
Nevada 269 373 $26.8K
Oregon 176 302 $25.1K
Minnesota 169 290 $24.7K
Arkansas 222 289 $20.7K
Maine 130 279 $24.6K
Kansas 120 271 $23.4K
Colorado 146 243 $14.6K
New Mexico 137 226 $19.1K
Iowa 105 223 $13.1K
Nebraska 78 138 $10K
Hawaii 74 131 $11.8K
Utah 81 127 $9,051
Rhode Island 74 125 $10.2K
New Hampshire 66 121 $11.1K
South Dakota 57 117 $9,088
Idaho 60 115 $8,005
Delaware 77 106 $7,869
District of Columbia 46 87 $8,132
North Dakota 28 51 $4,389
Montana 22 48 $3,288
Alaska 18 41 $3,417
Vermont 23 34 $3,255
Wyoming 27 $2,758
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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