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FOLIC ACID

Fa-8 (Folic Acid) is a supplement also known as folate or Vitamin B9. Folic acid is essential for making red blood cells, so it's useful in certain types of anemia. It's also necessary for fertility in both men and women. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 572 of 3362

$483K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1456 of 3362

33,506
Patients

Rank: 640 of 3362

12,348
Prescribers

Rank: 753 of 3362

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

335K

2011

352K

2012

462K

2013

162K

2014

153K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.3M

2011

$1.38M

2012

$1.98M

2013

$483K

2014

$456K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$14

2012

$15

2013

$5

2014

$5

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 21,659 105,918 $279K
New York 3,085 14,721 $55K
Michigan 1,769 6,806 $26.8K
Massachusetts 813 5,451 $22.5K
California 1,130 3,190 $13.1K
Virginia 442 1,846 $7,140
Pennsylvania 236 1,809 $5,324
Illinois 275 1,108 $2,346
New Jersey 265 1,099 $2,052
Texas 174 990 $3,025
Ohio 151 893 $2,653
Tennessee 161 886 $3,022
Indiana 98 638 $2,059
North Carolina 117 612 $1,864
Wisconsin 79 571 $1,639
Georgia 93 535 $1,526
Missouri 73 478 $2,148
South Carolina 91 477 $1,459
Kentucky 71 453 $1,223
Maryland 63 404 $1,142
Alabama 60 395 $1,204
Washington 58 354 $1,037
West Virginia 38 307 $813
New Hampshire 54 304 $936
Arizona 49 283 $814
Louisiana 40 257 $923
Oregon 38 244 $676
Minnesota 38 232 $721
Nebraska 31 226 $730
Mississippi 35 218 $653
Kansas 34 215 $669
Arkansas 38 207 $620
Oklahoma 32 187 $562
Connecticut 37 186 $618
Iowa 26 181 $572
Colorado 37 164 $490
Nevada 33 163 $476
Idaho 19 157 $470
Maine 15 111 $303
Rhode Island 16 110 $309
Delaware 13 101 $340
Montana 11 65 $211
North Dakota 11 63 $235
Wyoming 53 $227
South Dakota 42 $98
New Mexico 41 $176
Vermont 37 $106
Utah 27 $93
Hawaii 22 $73
District of Columbia 11 $35
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 FOLIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIGUEL CORONA OLIVARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled285

MIAMI

Florida

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE MUNOZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled285

MIAMI

Florida

JOLENE KEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled284

WYOMING

Michigan

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled284

HIALEAH

Florida

MADELINE CASTRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

MIAMI

Florida

BELKIS DELGADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

HIALEAH

Florida

ANTONIO PINERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled270

MIAMI

Florida

CRISTOBAL TOLON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled264

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO SOLER VERGES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSE REYESMARTINEZ P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled259

MIAMI

Florida

JAYNIER MOYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled257

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LUANA CARCASSONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled253

HIALEAH

Florida

YORBELL SORIS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled250

HIALEAH

Florida

RICHARD GONZALEZ PEREZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled249

CHICAGO

Illinois

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled249

MIAMI

Florida

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO XIQUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled240

MIAMI

Florida

MARIO ALMEIDA SUAREZ MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled236

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

HIALEAH

Florida

VICENTE GARCIA-ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

MIAMI

Florida

GLORIA PIEDRA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

HIALEAH

Florida

JUAN GARCES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled229

MIAMI

Florida

AITEZAZ AHMED M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled224

ROCHESTER

New York

MIGUEL CRUZ MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled222

HIALEAH

Florida