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VIVITROL

NALTREXONE MICROSPHERES

Vivitrol (Naltrexone) blocks all opioid receptors in your body and prevents you from feeling the effects of opioid medications and alcohol. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Naltrexone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4,749
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1470 of 3362

$5.64M
Retail Cost

Rank: 963 of 3362

1,178
Patients

Rank: 1490 of 3362

921
Prescribers

Rank: 1527 of 3362

More info on related drug Naltrexone »

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of people say

it's worth it

60%

of people say

it worked well

40%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Methadone Suboxone Naloxone

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,670

2011

2,960

2012

3,573

2013

4,749

2014

5,915

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.1M

2011

$3.47M

2012

$4.1M

2013

$5.64M

2014

$7.74M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$823

2011

$738

2012

$556

2013

$614

2014

$660

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
Massachusetts 214 881 $1.05M
Missouri 88 414 $489K
Michigan 59 304 $373K
Ohio 74 260 $308K
California 55 257 $302K
Wisconsin 46 210 $247K
New Jersey 54 210 $252K
New York 68 199 $237K
Pennsylvania 64 194 $230K
Maine 40 184 $214K
Tennessee 54 181 $212K
Indiana 31 134 $160K
West Virginia 24 105 $123K
North Carolina 21 88 $104K
Colorado 20 81 $95.6K
Florida 26 81 $96.5K
Kentucky 16 77 $91.8K
Connecticut 24 68 $80.3K
Texas 21 66 $80.2K
Illinois 15 63 $76.3K
Utah 13 59 $69.7K
Alaska 13 55 $65.2K
Minnesota 48 $58.8K
Oregon 14 43 $51.6K
Virginia 14 41 $48.9K
Alabama 14 41 $48.1K
Maryland 12 37 $44.5K
New Mexico 33 $41.5K
New Hampshire 13 30 $36.3K
Iowa 26 $30.6K
Arizona 26 $30.8K
Georgia 26 $30.2K
Washington 25 $27K
Oklahoma 23 $27.3K
Hawaii 23 $27.8K
Arkansas 22 $26.1K
Vermont 20 $23.5K
Delaware 19 $22.6K
Louisiana 19 $22.7K
Rhode Island 17 $19.8K
Nebraska 15 $17.4K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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