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ALCOHOL PREP SWABS

ALCOHOL ANTISEPTIC PADS

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

8,812
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1332 of 3362

$36.5K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2049 of 3362

2,646
Patients

Rank: 1333 of 3362

2,034
Prescribers

Rank: 1375 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,815

2011

6,111

2012

7,552

2013

8,818

2014

3,720

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.4K

2011

$22.5K

2012

$27.3K

2013

$36.5K

2014

$18.8K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3

2011

$2

2012

$3

2013

$3

2014

$2

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
Ohio 647 2,847 $11K
California 458 1,411 $4,558
New York 435 1,319 $3,733
Pennsylvania 129 665 $1,916
Michigan 91 309 $967
Illinois 82 228 $947
Nebraska 58 155 $641
Florida 55 141 $433
Tennessee 56 132 $382
Texas 72 124 $397
Indiana 29 81 $288
Washington 30 76 $316
Connecticut 24 74 $251
West Virginia 62 $186
New Jersey 25 60 $276
Kentucky 19 59 $226
Massachusetts 19 52 $171
Colorado 21 48 $235
Alabama 11 39 $211
Virginia 33 $114
Mississippi 28 $5,864
Arizona 11 25 $97
Wisconsin 12 24 $132
Minnesota 13 23 $74
New Mexico 13 $55
Georgia 12 $42
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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