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*This description is for related drug Azithromycin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

46.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 842 of 3395

$7.78M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1005 of 3395

24,152
Patients

Rank: 701 of 3395

10,118
Prescribers

Rank: 812 of 3395

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

200K

2011

133K

2012

95.7K

2013

52.7K

2014

46.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$20.7M

2011

$14.8M

2012

$11.4M

2013

$7.04M

2014

$7.78M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$73

2011

$78

2012

$78

2013

$77

2014

$95

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,360 5,231 $874K
California 2,606 4,878 $801K
Florida 2,269 3,851 $611K
Texas 1,786 3,015 $478K
Ohio 1,299 2,539 $463K
New Jersey 1,069 2,306 $398K
Missouri 942 2,159 $451K
Pennsylvania 999 2,020 $330K
North Carolina 933 1,697 $274K
Virginia 783 1,624 $276K
Connecticut 574 1,365 $211K
Georgia 672 1,169 $181K
Illinois 522 985 $152K
Michigan 458 867 $138K
Washington 416 806 $152K
Indiana 457 766 $114K
South Carolina 376 763 $120K
Massachusetts 304 680 $133K
Arizona 429 678 $113K
Wisconsin 312 657 $110K
Alabama 369 652 $103K
West Virginia 307 634 $104K
Kentucky 323 605 $106K
Tennessee 358 604 $91.2K
Colorado 319 583 $95.2K
Maryland 341 580 $94.4K
Kansas 251 571 $90.7K
Minnesota 250 566 $99.5K
Louisiana 286 464 $66.8K
Oregon 270 448 $76.7K
Utah 177 327 $48.1K
Hawaii 144 255 $48.6K
Oklahoma 149 244 $36.9K
Iowa 110 239 $38.5K
Delaware 124 213 $35.9K
Maine 98 194 $30.9K
Nevada 118 187 $34K
Mississippi 109 184 $27.6K
Arkansas 85 155 $21.3K
Idaho 75 141 $23.5K
Nebraska 53 129 $21.1K
New Hampshire 80 111 $20.2K
Rhode Island 34 87 $14.2K
North Dakota 33 83 $12.5K
South Dakota 41 81 $10.7K
Vermont 33 77 $14.3K
Montana 38 60 $7,946
New Mexico 33 39 $5,342
District of Columbia 23 33 $4,805
Wyoming 21 31 $4,954
Alaska 13 19 $2,905
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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