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CLIMARA

ESTRADIOL

The Climara (Estradiol Patch) replaces an estrogen hormone, estradiol, that your body loses during and after menopause. Higher levels of estradiol relieve symptoms of low estrogen and menopause and prevent bone loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Climara patch

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

36.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 902 of 3362

$5.38M
Retail Cost

Rank: 979 of 3362

10,089
Patients

Rank: 927 of 3362

8,498
Prescribers

Rank: 858 of 3362

More info on related drug Climara patch »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

29.3K

2011

30.2K

2012

35.9K

2013

36.5K

2014

34.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.1M

2011

$3.59M

2012

$4.67M

2013

$5.39M

2014

$5.05M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$131

2011

$142

2012

$137

2013

$148

2014

$141

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 3,792 11,986 $1.49M
Texas 516 1,924 $333K
Colorado 458 1,806 $182K
Florida 403 1,590 $253K
New York 406 1,561 $269K
Pennsylvania 397 1,545 $269K
Georgia 305 1,285 $166K
Michigan 365 1,167 $221K
Ohio 278 1,107 $197K
Washington 264 1,020 $134K
North Carolina 195 831 $137K
Oregon 222 756 $103K
Virginia 199 703 $134K
New Jersey 168 660 $125K
Illinois 151 602 $99.1K
Indiana 157 564 $101K
Tennessee 154 512 $83.5K
South Carolina 102 447 $60K
Arizona 127 446 $77K
Oklahoma 115 443 $68.9K
Massachusetts 100 440 $67.9K
Missouri 111 425 $67.8K
Kentucky 116 416 $66.5K
Louisiana 86 413 $54K
Wisconsin 96 394 $68.3K
Maryland 106 338 $62.9K
Minnesota 69 308 $55.2K
Alabama 61 264 $46.8K
Kansas 71 256 $37.1K
Connecticut 71 244 $40.9K
Hawaii 69 195 $30.5K
Utah 54 184 $28.1K
West Virginia 50 179 $28.1K
Arkansas 46 169 $26.8K
New Mexico 52 163 $25.5K
Nevada 44 145 $25K
Idaho 32 102 $16K
New Hampshire 20 82 $13.5K
Iowa 24 81 $11.6K
Nebraska 17 73 $11.3K
Mississippi 25 71 $9,749
Maine 25 67 $13.2K
District of Columbia 15 59 $8,919
Delaware 21 54 $11K
Montana 11 44 $7,439
Rhode Island 40 $4,759
North Dakota 34 $5,929
Wyoming 26 $4,887
South Dakota 21 $3,111
Vermont 16 $2,389
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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