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SODIUM FLUORIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

64.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 762 of 3362

$898K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1367 of 3362

38,032
Patients

Rank: 601 of 3362

20,834
Prescribers

Rank: 608 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

31.7K

2011

34.7K

2012

47.8K

2013

64.4K

2014

66.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$433K

2011

$474K

2012

$651K

2013

$898K

2014

$934K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$17

2011

$17

2012

$15

2013

$16

2014

$15

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
Pennsylvania 3,823 6,631 $91.3K
New York 2,375 4,990 $72.7K
Michigan 2,826 4,431 $61.9K
Florida 2,479 4,089 $58.7K
California 2,301 3,918 $56.2K
Ohio 2,198 3,533 $48.1K
Texas 1,829 3,056 $42.1K
North Carolina 1,628 2,751 $37.5K
New Jersey 1,409 2,473 $35.5K
Illinois 1,489 2,410 $34.2K
Maryland 1,218 2,042 $28.2K
Connecticut 1,062 1,766 $24.7K
Massachusetts 1,025 1,763 $24.7K
Arizona 964 1,606 $22.1K
Wisconsin 873 1,477 $19.9K
Washington 933 1,433 $19.6K
Indiana 816 1,366 $19K
Virginia 693 1,196 $17.1K
Kentucky 597 1,045 $14.4K
Missouri 629 1,001 $13.8K
Georgia 590 941 $12.6K
Colorado 540 890 $12.6K
Minnesota 519 869 $12.2K
Iowa 474 811 $10.8K
Tennessee 443 705 $9,562
Delaware 379 609 $8,257
South Carolina 368 605 $8,299
Kansas 300 527 $7,158
Louisiana 278 504 $6,613
New Hampshire 260 470 $6,460
Maine 254 438 $6,188
Oregon 272 403 $5,833
Nebraska 245 374 $5,131
Rhode Island 201 349 $4,742
Nevada 208 325 $4,596
Utah 199 312 $4,191
Alabama 183 305 $3,888
Oklahoma 142 250 $3,559
Vermont 156 233 $3,169
West Virginia 145 204 $2,831
New Mexico 144 200 $2,657
Mississippi 106 185 $2,379
Montana 116 178 $2,238
Idaho 94 148 $1,907
Hawaii 85 134 $2,009
Arkansas 90 125 $1,718
South Dakota 53 77 $1,021
District of Columbia 50 75 $1,175
Alaska 26 43 $671
North Dakota 23 40 $680
Wyoming 21 38 $496
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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