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LASIX

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

29.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 956 of 3362

$1.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1302 of 3362

8,529
Patients

Rank: 966 of 3362

8,848
Prescribers

Rank: 845 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

41K

2011

35.8K

2012

36.6K

2013

29.8K

2014

26.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.09M

2011

$1.09M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.29M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$67

2011

$76

2012

$86

2013

$85

2014

$89

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
New York 707 2,367 $111K
Pennsylvania 617 2,321 $99.4K
Florida 667 2,199 $87.8K
Ohio 558 2,050 $87.3K
California 570 1,966 $92.9K
New Jersey 533 1,870 $87.1K
Texas 512 1,664 $69.1K
North Carolina 254 1,035 $44.1K
Michigan 313 1,002 $47.5K
Georgia 258 972 $37.5K
Illinois 291 965 $39.4K
Louisiana 284 952 $31.6K
Kentucky 199 777 $33.1K
Indiana 230 725 $35.2K
South Carolina 190 606 $22.9K
Alabama 173 604 $25K
Massachusetts 132 575 $23.6K
Virginia 170 557 $22.8K
Tennessee 180 523 $27K
Maryland 161 484 $23.6K
Missouri 129 484 $21.9K
Connecticut 157 482 $19.6K
Wisconsin 88 371 $16.8K
West Virginia 101 347 $14.8K
Minnesota 80 298 $15.3K
Oklahoma 99 297 $13.3K
Arizona 91 280 $11.9K
Arkansas 66 261 $10.8K
Mississippi 90 247 $10.7K
Colorado 71 230 $12.8K
Washington 73 223 $11.5K
Oregon 57 198 $8,946
Kansas 57 197 $10.3K
Iowa 49 191 $9,553
Nebraska 46 181 $5,653
New Hampshire 26 115 $5,399
Rhode Island 24 109 $4,157
Hawaii 20 96 $4,096
Delaware 33 93 $6,010
Maine 29 90 $6,882
District of Columbia 28 86 $4,728
Nevada 31 86 $2,086
Montana 15 66 $2,672
North Dakota 13 62 $2,795
Idaho 13 56 $2,021
New Mexico 25 47 $1,607
South Dakota 11 43 $1,932
Vermont 14 39 $1,676
Utah 18 35 $1,949
Wyoming 23 $377
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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