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Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 39,674 $626K
Florida 21,737 $394K
Texas 18,998 $345K
Illinois 16,992 $297K
New Jersey 14,569 $275K
North Carolina 13,356 $232K
Pennsylvania 13,326 $246K
Ohio 10,566 $218K
Michigan 9,459 $193K
Alabama 8,478 $118K
Georgia 8,310 $143K
Mississippi 8,304 $104K
South Carolina 7,191 $122K
Arkansas 6,828 $94.9K
Tennessee 6,617 $110K
Louisiana 6,452 $93.3K
California 6,332 $128K
Indiana 6,127 $131K
Wisconsin 6,045 $125K
Virginia 5,901 $109K
Missouri 5,398 $100K
Iowa 4,808 $66.2K
Oklahoma 4,789 $85.3K
Nebraska 4,199 $62.5K
West Virginia 3,549 $66K
Kentucky 3,378 $60.1K
Kansas 3,050 $54.7K
Massachusetts 3,000 $60.1K
Connecticut 2,564 $52.4K
Maryland 2,195 $50.5K
Arizona 1,977 $41K
Oregon 1,824 $36.6K
Washington 1,802 $38.5K
Minnesota 1,681 $28.4K
Nevada 1,306 $22.8K
Colorado 1,273 $27.2K
Utah 1,123 $23.1K
New Mexico 1,058 $19.5K
North Dakota 1,053 $16.8K
Idaho 1,018 $22.2K
Rhode Island 1,015 $15.6K
Montana 930 $13.9K
New Hampshire 927 $22.2K
Maine 837 $22.7K
South Dakota 798 $14.2K
Wyoming 595 $10.4K
Hawaii 483 $10.8K
Vermont 456 $11.1K
District of Columbia 410 $5,866
Delaware 397 $10.5K
Alaska 104 $2,241
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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