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Prescriber Checkup » CELEBREX

CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. This is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medicine (NSAID). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.54M
Medicare Part D Claims
$574M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 363,153 $65.2M
Florida 205,966 $38.6M
New York 203,857 $37M
Pennsylvania 192,595 $35.1M
Texas 186,171 $36.1M
Ohio 137,793 $29.7M
North Carolina 120,117 $22M
Illinois 111,731 $20.8M
New Jersey 85,263 $16.2M
Georgia 84,627 $14.4M
Missouri 81,355 $14.6M
Kentucky 72,836 $13.6M
Tennessee 68,113 $12.5M
Indiana 65,826 $13.2M
Michigan 63,997 $13.5M
Alabama 62,017 $10.9M
Virginia 56,969 $11.1M
South Carolina 55,706 $10.5M
Louisiana 49,660 $8.95M
Oklahoma 49,480 $10M
Arizona 46,116 $9.88M
Massachusetts 44,468 $8.48M
Minnesota 43,552 $9.38M
Wisconsin 41,141 $7.86M
Iowa 38,692 $6.42M
Maryland 37,504 $7.88M
Arkansas 34,220 $5.88M
Washington 34,195 $6.89M
Mississippi 33,787 $5.67M
Colorado 33,337 $6.83M
Connecticut 30,883 $5.44M
Kansas 30,171 $5.46M
West Virginia 27,848 $5.41M
Utah 27,530 $5.53M
Nebraska 26,628 $4.45M
Hawaii 25,224 $4.62M
Puerto Rico 23,584 $3.31M
Oregon 23,572 $4.68M
New Mexico 15,658 $3.17M
Maine 14,434 $3.14M
Nevada 12,683 $2.49M
Idaho 12,215 $2.35M
New Hampshire 10,990 $2.16M
Montana 10,566 $1.96M
Rhode Island 9,989 $1.74M
South Dakota 9,182 $1.61M
North Dakota 8,384 $1.45M
Delaware 8,002 $1.87M
Vermont 7,698 $1.55M
Wyoming 6,235 $1.18M
Alaska 4,002 $689K
District of Columbia 2,176 $404K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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