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SAPHRIS

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

150K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 587 of 3395

$99.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 268 of 3395

25,116
Patients

Rank: 691 of 3395

15,700
Prescribers

Rank: 685 of 3395

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

93.7K

2011

127K

2012

150K

2013

148K

2014

150K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$44.9M

2011

$64.5M

2012

$81.9M

2013

$87.4M

2014

$99.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$275

2011

$336

2012

$385

2013

$424

2014

$532

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,489 14,481 $9.8M
New York 1,387 8,822 $5.97M
Texas 1,537 8,090 $5.41M
Florida 1,541 7,596 $5.38M
Michigan 1,312 7,271 $4.92M
Ohio 1,180 7,123 $4.43M
Pennsylvania 984 5,909 $4.02M
Indiana 946 5,533 $3.56M
North Carolina 1,067 5,446 $3.84M
Tennessee 972 4,978 $3.44M
Missouri 846 4,925 $3.21M
Illinois 822 4,744 $3.1M
Alabama 699 3,985 $2.68M
Virginia 642 3,731 $2.44M
Georgia 605 3,361 $2.09M
New Jersey 559 3,279 $2.15M
Louisiana 582 3,204 $1.99M
Kentucky 526 2,900 $2.08M
Wisconsin 452 2,885 $1.99M
Iowa 450 2,879 $1.8M
Mississippi 498 2,818 $1.82M
Maryland 458 2,735 $1.77M
Minnesota 429 2,572 $1.81M
Connecticut 417 2,554 $1.68M
Oklahoma 473 2,545 $1.62M
Washington 356 2,215 $1.47M
Oregon 361 2,150 $1.41M
Kansas 372 2,128 $1.4M
Massachusetts 385 2,123 $1.43M
Colorado 310 2,027 $1.27M
Arkansas 288 1,527 $1.08M
South Carolina 269 1,487 $979K
Arizona 268 1,343 $939K
Utah 202 1,111 $723K
Nebraska 176 1,109 $836K
Nevada 159 972 $628K
West Virginia 164 718 $515K
Hawaii 90 649 $439K
Idaho 131 636 $392K
New Hampshire 95 633 $424K
Montana 117 587 $373K
Maine 95 560 $375K
New Mexico 79 387 $273K
Delaware 65 354 $246K
Alaska 46 349 $209K
Rhode Island 55 346 $241K
North Dakota 52 317 $200K
District of Columbia 67 299 $219K
South Dakota 42 223 $163K
Wyoming 42 196 $140K
Vermont 21 127 $87.7K
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 SAPHRIS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IZZET YAZGAN M.D.

Claims Filled59

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JAMES RUGOWSKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

BARRON

Wisconsin

TERRENCE NORTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

PLATTEVILLE

Wisconsin

JOSEPH BURGARINO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RANDY KERSWILL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled111

WINNEBAGO

Wisconsin

JENNIFER FIEGEL-NEWLON APNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled54

WONEWOC

Wisconsin

KATIE FASSBINDER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

VIROQUA

Wisconsin

KENNETH HERRMANN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled60

MADISON

Wisconsin

JOSEPH BERGS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled75

RACINE

Wisconsin

STEVEN ORTELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled175

ELKHORN

Wisconsin

SIMON MCCLURE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

ELIZABETH HOLMES ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled59

MOUNT VERNON

Washington

SANDRA CARRIER ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled210

EVERETT

Washington

LINDA CIARAMITARO ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled54

LYNNWOOD

Washington

MARY KOEHLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

LYNNWOOD

Washington

NORMAN HOLDEN M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled81

FARMVILLE

Virginia

PRAKASH ETTIGI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled66

RICHMOND

Virginia

SYED RIZVI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

MANASSAS

Virginia

MADAN UPRETY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

HERNDON

Virginia

KIMBERLY FIELDS CRNP-PMH

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled70

GLEN ALLEN

Virginia

JULIANA FROSCH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled83

ARRINGTON

Virginia

NAZIR CHAUDHARY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

RICHMOND

Virginia

NANCY HUSSAR PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled86

CULPEPER

Virginia

EDWARD REDD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

LOGAN

Utah