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DRONABINOL

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

139K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 607 of 3362

$55M
Retail Cost

Rank: 376 of 3362

40,312
Patients

Rank: 585 of 3362

29,354
Prescribers

Rank: 520 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

96.7K

2011

103K

2012

122K

2013

139K

2014

137K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$56.3M

2011

$50.5M

2012

$55M

2013

$55.1M

2014

$49.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$103

2011

$97

2012

$94

2013

$101

2014

$106

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
California 4,934 16,837 $7.18M
Florida 4,291 14,591 $5.85M
New York 3,003 9,605 $4.19M
Michigan 2,361 6,538 $2.28M
Texas 2,061 6,474 $2.65M
Pennsylvania 1,866 6,377 $2.5M
Ohio 1,735 5,651 $2M
Tennessee 1,402 5,575 $1.6M
New Jersey 1,453 4,764 $1.42M
North Carolina 1,404 4,631 $1.7M
Indiana 949 3,445 $1.43M
Virginia 1,036 3,334 $1.05M
Massachusetts 869 3,256 $1.34M
Missouri 826 3,220 $1.46M
Illinois 969 3,110 $1.17M
Georgia 900 2,878 $1.29M
Washington 683 2,561 $1.15M
Kentucky 712 2,514 $719K
Alabama 755 2,422 $807K
Maryland 698 2,107 $796K
Oregon 529 1,892 $772K
Minnesota 476 1,780 $826K
Kansas 409 1,679 $832K
Oklahoma 486 1,617 $539K
Colorado 529 1,617 $666K
Louisiana 454 1,613 $643K
Wisconsin 412 1,556 $708K
Arizona 523 1,433 $627K
Nevada 448 1,385 $579K
Connecticut 438 1,351 $571K
West Virginia 348 1,136 $313K
Arkansas 327 1,133 $497K
South Carolina 421 1,108 $435K
Mississippi 287 1,083 $367K
Maine 241 1,005 $495K
New Hampshire 183 838 $383K
New Mexico 203 711 $369K
Idaho 166 694 $277K
Nebraska 132 645 $272K
Iowa 157 611 $296K
Utah 175 610 $309K
Hawaii 173 591 $303K
Delaware 194 564 $184K
Vermont 130 535 $334K
Montana 102 443 $187K
District of Columbia 106 356 $178K
Rhode Island 83 324 $153K
North Dakota 71 227 $60.5K
Alaska 62 217 $92.8K
South Dakota 72 212 $105K
Wyoming 38 150 $58K
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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Top prescribers for DRONABINOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DONNA SWEET MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

WICHITA

Kansas

BARRY RODWICK M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

CLEARWATER

Florida

GREGORY GERBER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled203

SANDUSKY

Ohio

MICHAEL CUENCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

JONATHAN BREMER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

ELIZABETHTON

Tennessee

MOACIR SCHNAPP MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled161

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled161

CULLMAN

Alabama

RONALD CATHCART MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

MELBOURNE

Florida

DAVID PARKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

ST LOUIS

Missouri

JAMES RICHARDS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled143

DALLAS

Texas

DOMINIC RIGANOTTI D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled141

WILTON MANORS

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARK SCHEPERLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSEPH MARTIN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled122

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

THOMAS VON UNRUG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAN DIEGO

California

NOAH LEE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOSEPH GATHE M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled105

HOUSTON

Texas

MISBAH FAROOQI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

BLOUNTSTOWN

Florida

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled103

DECATUR

Alabama

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled102

ROCHESTER

New York

LEE LISKEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

SAN FRANCISCO

California