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SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.16M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 217 of 3362

$61.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 349 of 3362

282,730
Patients

Rank: 241 of 3362

148,523
Prescribers

Rank: 170 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

717K

2011

862K

2012

1.04M

2013

1.16M

2014

1.27M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$54M

2011

$62.1M

2012

$65.5M

2013

$61.5M

2014

$60.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$49

2011

$50

2012

$48

2013

$43

2014

$45

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 34,529 143,244 $6.6M
Florida 19,141 76,191 $3.58M
New York 15,438 63,035 $3.72M
Texas 14,895 55,408 $2.82M
Pennsylvania 12,322 51,522 $3.09M
Ohio 11,814 45,956 $2.88M
Michigan 10,976 42,810 $2.87M
North Carolina 9,810 38,318 $2.08M
Illinois 8,216 32,599 $1.64M
Georgia 8,222 32,442 $1.59M
Arizona 7,545 30,043 $1.7M
Washington 7,601 29,864 $1.5M
Tennessee 7,714 29,578 $1.44M
Wisconsin 7,042 28,477 $1.67M
Indiana 7,186 27,942 $1.53M
Missouri 6,370 26,814 $1.16M
Minnesota 6,664 26,273 $1.64M
Massachusetts 6,343 25,701 $1.53M
Alabama 5,911 24,835 $1.43M
Kentucky 5,835 23,462 $1.11M
Virginia 5,946 23,382 $1.36M
Oregon 5,554 21,733 $1.12M
South Carolina 5,208 20,754 $1.09M
Colorado 5,392 20,462 $1.17M
New Jersey 4,600 18,328 $1.17M
Oklahoma 3,650 14,580 $622K
Arkansas 3,434 14,057 $588K
Louisiana 3,298 12,845 $515K
Iowa 3,132 12,800 $741K
Utah 2,817 12,259 $546K
Maryland 3,266 12,254 $686K
Nevada 2,522 10,340 $413K
Connecticut 2,526 10,288 $642K
Mississippi 2,513 9,585 $388K
Kansas 2,348 9,444 $471K
West Virginia 2,321 9,302 $408K
Maine 2,165 8,467 $550K
Idaho 2,119 8,290 $517K
New Mexico 2,144 7,714 $464K
Nebraska 1,698 7,432 $465K
New Hampshire 1,334 5,115 $380K
Rhode Island 1,111 4,740 $346K
Montana 1,088 4,238 $239K
Vermont 901 3,389 $132K
North Dakota 793 3,251 $155K
Delaware 828 2,969 $196K
Hawaii 736 2,860 $147K
South Dakota 665 2,641 $104K
Wyoming 387 1,377 $62.5K
District of Columbia 336 1,110 $49.9K
Alaska 317 1,102 $70.5K
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 SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEVE WHEELER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled147

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

HOWARD MANDELL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled146

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

JESSICA HEIRING

Neurology

Claims Filled146

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

MARVIN RORICK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled146

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FRANCIS O'DONNELL D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled146

WESTERVILLE

Ohio

ALAN FINKEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled145

DURHAM

North Carolina

GAY GUNDERSEN WATSON RN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled144

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JEFFREY ROYCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled144

ROCKFORD

Illinois

DEBORAH REED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled144

LYNDHURST

Ohio

BARBARA VOGLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled144

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NICOLAS SAIKALI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled143

AMHERST

New York

MARC LENAERTS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled142

SACRAMENTO

California

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

DESLOGE

Missouri

ABDELHAKIM HUSSEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled140

DUBLIN

Ohio

DRAHOMIRA SENCAKOVA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled140

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

PAUL MARTIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled140

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

CHARLES KISTLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CRAIG DUBOIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled139

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

LEONA SEDLACEK CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Neuroscience

Claims Filled139

LA CROSSE

Wisconsin

KANDASAMI SENTHILKUMAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled138

BEAUMONT

Texas

KATHY ERLICHSON APRN BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled138

ST LOUIS

Missouri

FAWZY SALAMA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled138

SYOSSET

New York

STEPHEN KUNKEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled138

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

MUHAMMED NASHER-ALNEAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled137

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

KATE MAINE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled137

MESA

Arizona