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SINGLE USE SWAB

ALCOHOL ANTISEPTIC PADS

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

317K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 438 of 3395

$1.59M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1561 of 3395

123,303
Patients

Rank: 380 of 3395

58,974
Prescribers

Rank: 381 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

193K

2011

264K

2012

250K

2013

303K

2014

317K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$778K

2011

$1.23M

2012

$991K

2013

$1.54M

2014

$1.59M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3

2011

$3

2012

$4

2013

$3

2014

$2

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 27,019 87,894 $237K
California 7,593 23,770 $86K
Michigan 5,207 16,857 $58.2K
Illinois 7,232 16,786 $82.1K
Ohio 6,341 14,580 $71K
Florida 5,442 12,927 $108K
Texas 6,853 12,299 $109K
Tennessee 5,644 11,974 $64.7K
Pennsylvania 3,294 10,241 $36.7K
Missouri 3,022 8,820 $54K
North Carolina 4,330 7,942 $56.7K
Virginia 3,839 7,461 $65.5K
Louisiana 4,109 7,414 $83.3K
Minnesota 1,947 6,223 $26.8K
Massachusetts 1,784 5,731 $17.1K
Indiana 2,769 5,298 $46.2K
South Carolina 2,447 5,135 $34.4K
Georgia 2,624 5,066 $44.6K
Washington 1,873 4,472 $24.3K
Kentucky 2,036 3,633 $30.4K
Arizona 1,634 3,472 $16.5K
Mississippi 1,619 3,093 $27.4K
Wisconsin 1,230 3,032 $21.5K
Colorado 1,039 2,548 $11.5K
Arkansas 1,324 2,518 $19.1K
Alabama 1,359 2,514 $23.7K
Nebraska 756 2,473 $9,886
Nevada 1,053 1,956 $19.2K
Oregon 559 1,789 $9,613
New Jersey 681 1,741 $5,828
Kansas 765 1,556 $13K
Oklahoma 844 1,540 $8,394
West Virginia 758 1,446 $9,735
Iowa 477 1,310 $7,065
Hawaii 534 1,282 $5,334
Maryland 463 1,131 $4,307
Maine 272 1,000 $6,019
New Mexico 419 741 $4,168
Vermont 185 641 $2,562
New Hampshire 171 542 $2,046
Utah 216 497 $3,306
District of Columbia 229 484 $1,408
South Dakota 165 483 $2,339
Connecticut 179 431 $1,645
Idaho 189 423 $3,079
North Dakota 111 318 $1,501
Montana 127 284 $1,500
Rhode Island 71 205 $619
Alaska 78 153 $518
Delaware 67 132 $521
Wyoming 32 66 $325
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 »

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Top prescribers for SINGLE USE SWAB

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MATVEY BROKHIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled641

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTOPHER CHOW DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled449

NEW YORK

New York

STELLA ILYAYEVA PHYSICIAN, P.C.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled415

FOREST HILLS

New York

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled373

BROOKLYN

New York

DMITRI KIRPICHNIKOV M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled371

BROOKLYN

New York

FRANCISCO ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

NEW YORK

New York

LAURENCE PETTY M.D.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled340

PLANT CITY

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

IRINA URUSOVA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled338

LOS ANGELES

California

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

BROOKLYN

New York

ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled299

BURBANK

California

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled294

DUNEDIN

Florida

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled290

GLENDALE

California

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

BRONX

New York

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

BROOKLYN

New York

RAMESH PARCHURI M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RAVEENDRA CHIGURUPATI M.D,M.P.H

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

BROOKLYN

New York

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled232

WESTMINSTER

California

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

NEW YORK

New York

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

BROOKLYN

New York

ZALMAN STAROSTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

BROOKLYN

New York

TAM CHANG PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled223

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

VAN NUYS

California