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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

PRAMIPEXOLE DI-HCL

Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.69M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 168 of 3395

$47.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 442 of 3395

308,023
Patients

Rank: 229 of 3395

135,452
Prescribers

Rank: 192 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.22M

2011

1.33M

2012

1.52M

2013

1.62M

2014

1.69M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$109M

2011

$72.9M

2012

$60.5M

2013

$52.8M

2014

$47.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$150

2011

$97

2012

$78

2013

$80

2014

$76

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 26,415 136,152 $4.13M
Texas 21,409 108,040 $3.29M
Florida 19,999 96,385 $3.08M
Pennsylvania 14,062 82,216 $2.28M
North Carolina 12,323 68,576 $1.77M
Illinois 11,588 62,836 $2.06M
Ohio 11,860 62,390 $1.75M
New York 11,343 61,717 $2.06M
Tennessee 11,427 61,096 $1.51M
Michigan 11,662 53,968 $1.49M
Georgia 8,781 50,613 $1.47M
Missouri 8,120 48,129 $1.25M
Washington 9,147 46,765 $1.37M
Minnesota 8,830 45,361 $1.29M
Indiana 8,777 45,307 $1.31M
Alabama 8,376 43,719 $954K
Kentucky 6,405 36,160 $789K
Wisconsin 6,599 34,789 $1.09M
Virginia 6,449 33,687 $967K
Louisiana 5,502 32,636 $651K
Oregon 6,116 32,577 $902K
Arizona 6,286 29,608 $1.15M
South Carolina 5,599 29,417 $769K
Arkansas 4,889 28,218 $572K
Iowa 4,724 28,076 $661K
Massachusetts 4,885 26,722 $985K
Kansas 4,362 25,900 $567K
Colorado 5,184 25,684 $846K
Oklahoma 4,831 25,337 $721K
New Jersey 4,648 23,339 $759K
Mississippi 3,174 19,321 $398K
Utah 3,764 18,350 $509K
Maryland 3,296 14,576 $522K
West Virginia 2,592 14,481 $305K
Nebraska 2,085 12,995 $276K
Idaho 2,397 12,776 $319K
Connecticut 2,229 11,712 $454K
Maine 1,899 9,866 $427K
South Dakota 1,369 8,555 $167K
Nevada 1,675 8,005 $216K
New Mexico 1,519 7,222 $268K
North Dakota 1,274 6,932 $119K
New Hampshire 1,246 6,361 $228K
Montana 1,091 6,081 $121K
Rhode Island 780 4,758 $154K
Vermont 708 3,750 $126K
Delaware 764 3,318 $144K
Alaska 478 3,058 $85.1K
Hawaii 581 2,746 $110K
Wyoming 509 2,554 $68.8K
District of Columbia 191 750 $35K
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 »

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Top prescribers for PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled748

GLENDALE

California

RAJESH PAHWA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled727

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

JOHN SADAJ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled672

NAMPA

Idaho

PATRICK WOLCOTT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled610

EL CENTRO

California

MARK BLAKESLEE D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled603

LEWISBURG

Pennsylvania

ROBERT RINGEL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled588

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JOSE DIAZ PIMENTEL MD

Claims Filled545

MIRAMAR

Florida

SUSAN BASER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled543

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled509

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

DAVID DICKOFF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled491

YONKERS

New York

MICHAEL LABANOWSKI M.D.

Claims Filled472

DOTHAN

Alabama

LYNN STRUCK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled469

DES MOINES

Iowa

VLADIMIR RAFANOV MD

Neurology

Claims Filled454

WEST SACRAMENTO

California

DARIO NARRO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled452

WESLACO

Texas

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

BEVERLY HILLS

California

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled440

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled436

GLENDALE

California

NIVEA RIBAS M D

Neurology

Claims Filled434

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled400

WARWICK

Rhode Island

NENGCHUN HUANG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled397

LOS GATOS

California

AMAR SAWAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled393

CARBONDALE

Illinois

MARY KAREN PENA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled387

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RUDDY GUERRA CARDONA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled384

MANATI

Puerto Rico

THOMAS HEAD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled372

JACKSON

Tennessee

RICHARD SHUBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled372

ARCADIA

California