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Treats severe depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). This medicine is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI). More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 499,399 $63M
California 493,504 $63.6M
New York 393,491 $51.2M
Texas 354,028 $46.9M
Pennsylvania 308,627 $38.8M
Illinois 229,736 $28.9M
Ohio 225,849 $29.3M
New Jersey 194,916 $25.4M
North Carolina 194,854 $24M
Georgia 167,770 $20.7M
Indiana 164,411 $20.8M
Missouri 156,138 $19M
Alabama 141,819 $17M
Louisiana 139,330 $17.1M
Michigan 127,453 $17.2M
Tennessee 122,529 $15.4M
Virginia 121,024 $15.6M
Connecticut 113,900 $14.5M
Kentucky 109,236 $13.7M
South Carolina 99,676 $12.5M
Arkansas 84,460 $10M
Mississippi 77,233 $9.15M
Maryland 76,860 $10.8M
Iowa 71,016 $8.52M
Oklahoma 70,749 $9.03M
Wisconsin 69,488 $8.94M
Kansas 67,472 $8.28M
Arizona 67,034 $9.46M
Massachusetts 63,889 $8.65M
Minnesota 62,895 $9.07M
Washington 58,290 $7.8M
Colorado 57,888 $7.77M
West Virginia 56,973 $7.18M
Oregon 51,714 $7.1M
Nebraska 41,577 $4.7M
Maine 35,330 $4.92M
New Hampshire 27,828 $3.62M
New Mexico 24,640 $3.37M
Rhode Island 24,409 $2.95M
Idaho 20,573 $2.66M
Nevada 20,222 $2.7M
Puerto Rico 20,102 $2.34M
Utah 19,514 $2.61M
Hawaii 18,198 $2.44M
Delaware 16,627 $2.44M
Vermont 14,900 $2.15M
Montana 14,869 $1.92M
South Dakota 12,817 $1.56M
North Dakota 12,319 $1.48M
Wyoming 10,296 $1.31M
Alaska 9,642 $917K
District of Columbia 4,763 $604K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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