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PLAVIX

CLOPIDOGREL BISULFATE

Plavix (clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It stops platelets in your blood from clumping together which makes it harder for them to form clots. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

85K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 708 of 3395

$24.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 636 of 3395

15,899
Patients

Rank: 797 of 3395

15,495
Prescribers

Rank: 689 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

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

15.2M

2011

6.47M

2012

204K

2013

113K

2014

85K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.66B

2011

$1.69B

2012

$54.8M

2013

$32.3M

2014

$24.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$376

2011

$194

2012

$274

2013

$336

2014

$363

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,357 13,389 $3.76M
California 1,718 9,939 $2.75M
Florida 1,471 7,088 $2.17M
New Jersey 1,256 5,964 $2.09M
Pennsylvania 906 5,034 $1.43M
Texas 863 3,886 $1.2M
Ohio 593 3,020 $911K
North Carolina 449 2,844 $724K
Illinois 449 2,181 $657K
Georgia 364 1,975 $550K
Tennessee 296 1,688 $456K
Michigan 360 1,667 $570K
South Carolina 295 1,601 $408K
Louisiana 255 1,586 $405K
Massachusetts 251 1,459 $440K
Kentucky 248 1,354 $342K
Indiana 258 1,311 $384K
Alabama 228 1,169 $339K
Virginia 215 1,136 $338K
Connecticut 230 1,082 $385K
Wisconsin 210 1,059 $331K
Arizona 237 1,040 $335K
Maryland 230 1,017 $334K
Missouri 181 997 $264K
West Virginia 120 697 $174K
Minnesota 141 668 $202K
Mississippi 160 566 $131K
Oklahoma 118 510 $173K
Washington 112 495 $155K
Hawaii 115 492 $181K
Iowa 85 472 $120K
Nevada 94 468 $146K
Kansas 61 389 $95.5K
Colorado 86 388 $121K
Arkansas 69 366 $86.1K
Oregon 63 306 $102K
Delaware 46 230 $83.3K
Rhode Island 40 209 $56.4K
New Mexico 36 178 $54.5K
New Hampshire 38 170 $59.8K
Maine 39 163 $59.2K
Nebraska 30 162 $45.4K
District of Columbia 29 148 $38K
Utah 30 145 $42.6K
Montana 18 110 $24K
North Dakota 24 108 $26.5K
Idaho 22 107 $27.9K
Vermont 21 101 $35.4K
South Dakota 20 86 $23.1K
Alaska 16 49 $8,902
Wyoming 37 $11K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PLAVIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NICOLAS PEREZ MALDONADO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled533

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM ROBERTS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled216

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

BRONX

New York

INNA KIGEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

KEW GARDENS

New York

ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

YILI HUANG D.O

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled143

NEW YORK

New York

BRIAN HEASTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

DARLINGTON

South Carolina

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

MONTEREY PARK

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

BROOKLYN

New York

IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

INNA PILDYSH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

BROOKLYN

New York

YURI BUSI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled82

GLENDALE

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

BROOKLYN

New York

MIKHAIL KAPCHITS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled79

FOREST HILLS

New York

WU LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

EL MONTE

California

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled76

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD DOYAN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled76

EMERYVILLE

California

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

REGO PARK

New York

LIJING SHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

EDISON

New Jersey

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled73

GLENDALE

California

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

BROOKLYN

New York

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

GLENDALE

California

DIANOLIS TRINIDAD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

REGO PARK

New York

FRANK TUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled60

NEW YORK

New York