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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 worked well

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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
SATISH ODHAV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,074

JACKSON

Tennessee

KIRK EDDLEMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,073

JACKSON

Mississippi

SUZANNE ENLOE-WHITAKER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,059

SAN BERNARDINO

California

BOGDAN CHERASCU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,058

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

EMILIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,057

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,053

LINCOLN

Nebraska

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,048

LONGVIEW

Texas

JAMES WILSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,045

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

KENNY SIZEMORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,042

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,042

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KRISTIN GOWIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,035

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

LISA JUNE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,029

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ANTONIO MORALES-LOPEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,027

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,025

PEORIA

Arizona

DAVID PUGLIESE D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,014

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

VICTOR MCMILLAN

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,011

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

RICHARD JONES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,001

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled996

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

SIVALINGAM KANAGASEGAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled994

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

MANSOOR AHMED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled994

RICHMOND

Kentucky

BOB WODECKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled988

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

NAJEEB GHAUSSY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled984

CLYDE

North Carolina

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled981

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ELLISON SMITH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled980

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

KARA PETERSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled975

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota