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PILOCARPINE HCL

Pilocarpine is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in people with head and neck cancer and to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a condition that affects the immune system and causes dryness of certain parts of the body such as the eyes and mouth). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

292K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 459 of 3395

$31.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 552 of 3395

80,575
Patients

Rank: 459 of 3395

40,669
Prescribers

Rank: 452 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

197K

2011

224K

2012

246K

2013

279K

2014

292K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.3M

2011

$14.9M

2012

$19M

2013

$24.4M

2014

$31.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$65

2011

$76

2012

$77

2013

$84

2014

$105

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,159 29,985 $3.29M
New York 7,900 29,122 $2.73M
Florida 6,059 19,702 $2.13M
Texas 5,346 18,408 $1.94M
Pennsylvania 3,935 14,242 $1.53M
Ohio 3,232 11,958 $1.45M
Illinois 2,777 10,002 $1.06M
Indiana 2,614 9,847 $1.21M
Michigan 2,732 9,340 $1.04M
New Jersey 2,652 8,905 $871K
Massachusetts 2,343 8,680 $873K
Georgia 2,401 8,579 $838K
North Carolina 2,289 8,552 $879K
Tennessee 1,864 6,657 $783K
Virginia 1,700 5,999 $653K
Missouri 1,431 5,891 $621K
Arizona 1,688 5,530 $632K
Washington 1,430 5,274 $648K
Minnesota 1,419 5,184 $694K
Alabama 1,304 4,792 $513K
Wisconsin 1,267 4,595 $502K
Kentucky 1,191 4,540 $498K
Colorado 1,148 4,004 $496K
Louisiana 1,002 3,753 $382K
Maryland 1,183 3,725 $409K
Connecticut 1,099 3,670 $349K
Oregon 898 3,346 $410K
Oklahoma 897 3,277 $423K
South Carolina 1,045 3,210 $309K
Iowa 735 3,046 $315K
Mississippi 692 2,841 $269K
Arkansas 655 2,805 $287K
Kansas 702 2,633 $277K
West Virginia 513 2,063 $226K
Nebraska 361 1,536 $141K
Utah 476 1,527 $190K
New Mexico 415 1,500 $205K
New Hampshire 418 1,420 $141K
Nevada 471 1,380 $143K
Idaho 362 1,360 $163K
Hawaii 413 1,335 $136K
Montana 263 1,084 $130K
Maine 275 936 $90.3K
Rhode Island 220 865 $72.9K
North Dakota 170 707 $86.5K
South Dakota 197 705 $79.5K
Delaware 223 678 $90.3K
Vermont 170 564 $61.6K
Wyoming 71 308 $33.9K
District of Columbia 89 275 $28.5K
Alaska 40 264 $22.8K
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 PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREGG GORDON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,043

CAMBRIA HTS

New York

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled608

SAN JOSE

California

PETER ZACHARIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled505

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JEFFREY SCHULTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled485

BRONX

New York

KIRK STURRIDGE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled390

DOTHAN

Alabama

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled387

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

JOSEPH SASSANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled368

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

DANIEL LAROCHE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled368

QUEENS VILLAGE

New York

JEFFREY BOND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled357

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled356

ROCHELLE PARK

New Jersey

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled345

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MICHAEL SAKAMOTO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled337

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled326

NEW YORK

New York

MARK LATINA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled315

READING

Massachusetts

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled305

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT MCGLYNN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled291

PORTLAND

Oregon

ANDREA KATZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled289

NEW YORK

New York

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled277

MONTEREY PARK

California

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled269

SAN DIEGO

California

ANTHONY DEVINCENTIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled252

SYRACUSE

New York

RICHARD HILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled241

SANTA ANA

California

MANUEL PUIG-LLANO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled236

CHULA VISTA

California

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled234

AUGUSTA

Georgia

GLEN BRINDLEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled234

TEMPLE

Texas

JOHN OGRADY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled233

SAGINAW

Michigan