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SAPHRIS

ASENAPINE MALEATE

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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
TIMOTHY THOMPSON DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled98

WENTZVILLE

Missouri

MULCHAND CHUGH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled98

BALDWIN

New York

FRANS GEERAERTS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SAFIYYAH ABDUL RAHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

TOWSON

Maryland

JAMES BROOKS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled96

FAIRFIELD

Iowa

DANIELLE ROSS PMH DNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled96

DUNKIRK

New York

JULIANNA ZEI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

COLDWATER

Michigan

OLUYEMI AINA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

SHERMAN

Texas

MADELYN PARKER FPMHNP

Claims Filled94

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

SURYABANU JAVEED

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

STOCKTON

California

DEBRA MARSHINO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

COLUMBUS

Indiana

BUNTEE CO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled93

FEWTUS

Missouri

MARK CHANDLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

DURHAM

North Carolina

JAMES BUKUTS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JOSE PAGAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

KONSTANTINOS TRIPODIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

PACOIMA

California

FAIQ HAMEEDI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

OAKLAND GARDENS

New York

SARAH BOXLEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled91

SCOTTSBORO

Alabama

DANICA OPARNICA CANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled91

PHOENIX

Arizona

MEHERA HALLIWELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

GRANADA HILLS

California

STEVEN KORY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

JOPLIN

Missouri

AIJAZ NANJIANI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

PARAMUS

New Jersey

JACK LUNDERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled90

DAYTON

Ohio

THOMAS LANCASTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled88

YUBA CITY

California

RAVINDER MEDIRATTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled86

PORTAGE

Michigan