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POLYMYXIN B SULFATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5,875
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1471 of 3362

$493K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1688 of 3362

1,639
Patients

Rank: 1523 of 3362

853
Prescribers

Rank: 1721 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3,550

2011

4,647

2012

5,237

2013

5,875

2014

5,039

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$278K

2011

$290K

2012

$383K

2013

$493K

2014

$425K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$61

2011

$48

2012

$53

2013

$62

2014

$90

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
Florida 806 2,919 $262K
New York 147 526 $51.3K
Wisconsin 157 429 $29K
Nebraska 140 414 $8,507
New Jersey 21 277 $30.2K
Kentucky 42 256 $22.4K
California 54 180 $15.9K
Virginia 92 152 $9,699
Minnesota 35 129 $4,017
Michigan 96 $5,744
Montana 67 $3,341
Tennessee 14 50 $3,097
Pennsylvania 17 49 $2,590
Massachusetts 45 $14.2K
Idaho 15 41 $11.6K
North Carolina 11 37 $5,650
Arkansas 32 $2,614
Alabama 14 32 $2,646
Texas 26 $2,197
Illinois 22 $949
Louisiana 14 $384
Indiana 12 $697
Oklahoma 11 11 $268
Hawaii 11 $683
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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