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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
J.STEVEN POCETA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled238

LA JOLLA

California

JAY CONNELLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled236

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MIGUEL GUTIERREZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled236

MCALLEN

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled235

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

PETER LEWITT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled235

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

JAMIE HAAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled233

WASHINGTON

Missouri

ASHVINI PREMKUMAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled233

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

ERNEST AJAX MD

Neurology

Claims Filled232

WASHINGTON

Iowa

LUIS TORRELLAS RUIZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled231

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ANTHONY MAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled230

YORK

Pennsylvania

JOHN STEFFENS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled230

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

JOHN CRIDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

ARAB

Alabama

JAMES CURLEE D.O.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled228

GEORGETOWN

Texas

STAN KELLAR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled228

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GEORGE PLOTKIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled228

TYLER

Texas

LUIS PANNOCCHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee

NATALIO CHEDIAK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled226

BOCA RATON

Florida

RONALD STOTZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled224

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

WILLIAM OVERFIELD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled224

TACOMA

Washington

RICHARD CHITSEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

HARRISON

Arkansas

DAVID KOH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled223

NORMAL

Illinois

DAVID MEYER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled222

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

IRINA MILMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

EVERETT

Washington

RICHARD DIETHELM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama