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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 2014

1.62M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 171 of 3362

$52.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 387 of 3362

293,603
Patients

Rank: 232 of 3362

129,849
Prescribers

Rank: 199 of 3362

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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

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
California 25,913 134,490 $4.59M
Texas 20,220 103,558 $3.95M
Florida 19,050 91,804 $3.04M
Pennsylvania 13,493 79,935 $3.06M
North Carolina 11,658 66,070 $1.79M
New York 11,388 61,474 $2.38M
Illinois 11,038 60,609 $2.13M
Ohio 11,368 59,869 $2.28M
Tennessee 10,698 57,559 $1.56M
Michigan 11,072 50,766 $1.53M
Georgia 8,402 47,589 $1.42M
Missouri 7,779 45,754 $1.38M
Washington 8,905 45,449 $1.46M
Indiana 8,356 43,832 $1.37M
Minnesota 8,274 43,454 $1.41M
Alabama 7,922 42,383 $1.17M
Kentucky 6,122 34,730 $943K
Wisconsin 6,139 33,500 $1.29M
Virginia 5,982 31,631 $924K
Oregon 5,874 31,227 $967K
Louisiana 5,281 30,918 $841K
South Carolina 5,289 28,113 $760K
Arizona 5,846 27,633 $1.11M
Iowa 4,359 26,825 $721K
Arkansas 4,478 26,319 $614K
Massachusetts 4,563 25,477 $1.2M
Colorado 4,852 24,543 $801K
Kansas 4,105 24,396 $639K
Oklahoma 4,602 24,384 $793K
New Jersey 4,608 23,330 $918K
Mississippi 3,038 18,309 $452K
Utah 3,517 17,491 $563K
West Virginia 2,401 13,622 $348K
Maryland 2,958 13,405 $532K
Nebraska 2,044 12,945 $317K
Idaho 2,203 11,694 $442K
Connecticut 2,113 11,246 $467K
Maine 1,816 9,845 $462K
South Dakota 1,283 8,387 $192K
Nevada 1,531 6,985 $197K
New Mexico 1,432 6,666 $275K
North Dakota 1,149 6,505 $154K
Montana 993 5,887 $146K
New Hampshire 1,069 5,459 $204K
Rhode Island 721 4,307 $152K
Vermont 661 3,597 $159K
Alaska 444 3,490 $85.5K
Delaware 698 3,192 $126K
Hawaii 591 2,833 $123K
Wyoming 457 2,395 $67.1K
District of Columbia 154 652 $31.5K
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 »

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Top prescribers for PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALIDA GRIFFITH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled294

KIRKLAND

Washington

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled288

WARWICK

Rhode Island

LUIS FORASTIERI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled287

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

IRIS ACEVEDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled285

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ROBERT ROSSER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled282

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

ANGELA HARDWICK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled280

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WENDY FLUEGEL MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled279

DES MOINES

Iowa

IRINA MILMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

SHORELINE

Washington

RAOUL BINIAURISHVILI M.D.,PH.D

Neurology

Claims Filled275

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BRYAN LEE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled271

POMONA

California

LEE TEMPEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled270

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ADRIAN SANTAMARIA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled268

TOMBALL

Texas

WILLIAM BARA-JIMENEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled267

KENSINGTON

Maryland

JOHN ARNETT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

DOUGLAS

Georgia

OMAR CARDONA-GARCIA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled264

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled264

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN MARSHALL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled263

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

GIAN GIERBOLINI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled262

MANATI

Puerto Rico

BARRY HARDISON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

POWDERLY

Kentucky

PHILLIP EICHLING MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled258

TUCSON

Arizona

RICHARD HAMER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled258

LONGVIEW

Texas

NIKOLAY BANGIYEV MD

Specialist

Claims Filled257

DUBLIN

Georgia

SANJEEV GARG M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled255

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

MARIA MICHALEK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled255

CAMP HILL

Pennsylvania

RAMU THIAGARAJAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled254

PORTERVILLE

California