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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.72M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 169 of 3362

$62.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 341 of 3362

349,861
Patients

Rank: 207 of 3362

88,407
Prescribers

Rank: 274 of 3362

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it's worth it

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of people say

it worked well

18%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.26M

2011

1.39M

2012

1.59M

2013

1.73M

2014

1.85M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31M

2011

$31.9M

2012

$35.4M

2013

$62.6M

2014

$319M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$47

2011

$47

2012

$44

2013

$50

2014

$96

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 32,978 147,545 $5.15M
Texas 25,483 114,963 $4.1M
Florida 23,586 103,718 $3.48M
New York 19,539 95,941 $3.8M
Pennsylvania 17,605 88,821 $3.53M
Ohio 17,632 85,852 $3.77M
North Carolina 13,091 68,870 $2.26M
Tennessee 11,368 56,657 $1.88M
Illinois 12,069 55,679 $2.03M
Georgia 10,913 55,360 $1.79M
Michigan 12,250 50,769 $2.14M
Alabama 8,396 45,371 $1.46M
Missouri 7,951 42,334 $1.5M
Indiana 8,688 41,130 $1.54M
Wisconsin 8,081 39,179 $1.65M
Massachusetts 7,717 38,199 $1.29M
Washington 7,577 35,647 $1.28M
Virginia 7,648 34,533 $1.35M
New Jersey 7,830 33,593 $1.35M
Arizona 7,524 33,479 $1.16M
Kentucky 5,767 30,256 $1.11M
South Carolina 6,003 29,399 $905K
Louisiana 5,778 29,274 $1.06M
Arkansas 4,774 27,658 $811K
Oklahoma 5,488 25,875 $881K
Minnesota 5,960 25,394 $1.16M
Mississippi 4,222 22,822 $675K
Oregon 4,419 20,984 $844K
Connecticut 4,515 20,965 $793K
Maryland 5,006 19,532 $892K
Colorado 4,292 19,437 $743K
Iowa 3,491 19,205 $691K
Kansas 3,406 17,599 $601K
Nebraska 2,550 14,838 $496K
West Virginia 2,619 13,877 $446K
New Mexico 2,611 11,371 $412K
Nevada 2,085 9,080 $272K
South Dakota 1,610 8,670 $343K
Maine 1,820 7,948 $368K
Montana 1,521 7,860 $288K
New Hampshire 1,710 7,691 $319K
Idaho 1,641 7,440 $309K
Utah 1,483 6,746 $233K
Rhode Island 1,214 6,679 $201K
Hawaii 1,191 6,079 $172K
Delaware 1,303 5,185 $259K
North Dakota 921 4,431 $181K
Vermont 824 3,676 $167K
Alaska 348 2,455 $61.9K
District of Columbia 569 2,445 $78.3K
Wyoming 376 1,772 $68.1K
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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Top prescribers for HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,226

FRESNO

California

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,214

WENATCHEE

Washington

CHRISTOPHER ADAMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,203

OPELIKA

Alabama

PHILIP MEADOW D.O. F.A.C.R.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,185

COLUMBUS

Georgia

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,182

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,177

EDINBURG

Texas

CLAUDIO LEHMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,176

FORT WORTH

Texas

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,171

VALDOSTA

Georgia

BURHAN CHINIKHANWALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,167

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

POONAM SOMAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,162

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

SHARUKH SHROFF MD., MPH., MBA.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,157

DANVILLE

Virginia

KATHE BRYSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,155

ERIE

Pennsylvania

RICHARD BOSWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,154

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,138

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM CHAFIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,125

ATHENS

Georgia

WILLIAM BRELSFORD MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,122

TYLER

Texas

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,121

LUBBOCK

Texas

VICTOR BYRD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,112

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,101

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

JEREMY ANUNTIYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,096

LAKEWOOD

California

KISHORKUMAR DESAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,082

HOPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,078

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,077

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,076

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DON CHEATUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,075

DALLAS

Texas