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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.85M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 159 of 3395

$319M
Retail Cost

Rank: 94 of 3395

376,746
Patients

Rank: 196 of 3395

92,411
Prescribers

Rank: 265 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 34,809 160,666 $26.6M
Texas 27,435 123,371 $21.1M
Florida 26,193 112,894 $20.1M
New York 21,135 103,623 $19.2M
Pennsylvania 19,151 95,012 $16.5M
Ohio 18,711 89,904 $18M
North Carolina 14,018 72,444 $11.2M
Illinois 13,051 61,050 $9.93M
Georgia 11,809 60,220 $9.19M
Tennessee 12,235 60,180 $9.55M
Michigan 12,783 53,828 $10.6M
Alabama 8,716 46,411 $6.94M
Missouri 8,774 45,923 $7.64M
Indiana 9,293 43,634 $7.91M
Wisconsin 8,717 41,191 $8.13M
Massachusetts 8,229 40,467 $6.92M
Washington 8,017 37,997 $6.95M
Virginia 8,296 37,510 $6.6M
New Jersey 8,476 37,058 $7.01M
Arizona 8,040 36,655 $6.27M
Louisiana 6,399 32,439 $5.63M
South Carolina 6,581 32,098 $4.81M
Kentucky 6,182 31,749 $5.39M
Arkansas 4,766 28,195 $3.76M
Oklahoma 5,808 27,312 $4.5M
Minnesota 6,300 27,244 $6M
Mississippi 4,623 25,173 $3.34M
Connecticut 5,260 23,769 $4.35M
Colorado 5,052 22,408 $4.23M
Oregon 4,714 22,111 $3.99M
Maryland 5,592 21,870 $4.61M
Iowa 3,781 20,794 $3.54M
Kansas 3,696 19,220 $2.85M
Nebraska 2,853 16,592 $2.62M
West Virginia 2,798 15,023 $2.35M
New Mexico 2,940 13,246 $2.35M
Nevada 2,215 9,599 $1.45M
Idaho 1,969 8,799 $1.68M
New Hampshire 1,937 8,684 $1.67M
Montana 1,605 8,194 $1.3M
Maine 1,880 7,667 $1.61M
Utah 1,671 7,349 $1.36M
South Dakota 1,404 7,271 $1.34M
Rhode Island 1,352 7,202 $986K
Delaware 1,461 5,880 $1.27M
Hawaii 1,147 5,256 $877K
North Dakota 971 4,779 $975K
Vermont 881 3,759 $856K
District of Columbia 668 2,790 $396K
Alaska 316 2,169 $254K
Wyoming 395 1,977 $336K
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 HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JILL VARGO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled996

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RICHARD HOUK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled995

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled989

LA PALMA

California

MANSOOR AHMED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled985

RICHMOND

Kentucky

CHRISTOPHER ADAMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled985

OPELIKA

Alabama

AKTHER KOTHA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled973

LA MESA

California

JENNIFER MALIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled973

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

THOMAS LEAHEY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled971

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled971

MISSION

Texas

SUZANNE GHARIB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled960

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

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

Rheumatology

Claims Filled959

COLUMBUS

Georgia

JAMES WILSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled954

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

TERRENCE FOLEY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled949

CONCORD TWP

Ohio

ALINA VOINEA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled945

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JOSE DEL GIUDICE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled942

LUBBOCK

Texas

KARA PETERSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled940

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

ASIM RAZZAQ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled939

MURFREESBORO

Tennessee

POOJA PATEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled937

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

BOB WODECKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled935

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

GINNY CHESHIRE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled934

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled930

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

WILLIAM BRELSFORD MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled928

TYLER

Texas

HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled925

FRESNO

California

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled925

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JEFFREY FAGGARD M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled922

MOBILE

Alabama