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LIDODERM

LIDOCAINE

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

972K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 244 of 3362

$358M
Retail Cost

Rank: 73 of 3362

270,635
Patients

Rank: 248 of 3362

116,490
Prescribers

Rank: 218 of 3362

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

67%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.94M

2011

2.12M

2012

2.03M

2013

972K

2014

264K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$548M

2011

$639M

2012

$705M

2013

$359M

2014

$107M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$112

2011

$119

2012

$114

2013

$122

2014

$164

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
California 54,928 219,373 $79.4M
New York 32,206 126,024 $51M
Florida 17,959 55,617 $20.7M
Texas 14,923 45,435 $17.3M
New Jersey 9,904 36,400 $14.1M
Michigan 8,927 32,318 $11.8M
Pennsylvania 8,818 31,992 $11.1M
Illinois 8,063 31,911 $10.4M
Ohio 8,542 28,754 $10.2M
Massachusetts 8,294 27,127 $9.52M
Missouri 6,908 26,130 $9.56M
Georgia 7,189 24,127 $9.17M
North Carolina 6,851 22,478 $8.51M
Wisconsin 5,709 20,824 $6.72M
Connecticut 5,891 17,905 $6.73M
Washington 4,522 17,792 $6.08M
Virginia 5,023 16,858 $6.82M
Kentucky 4,420 16,596 $6.01M
Minnesota 4,794 15,636 $5.35M
Indiana 3,874 13,110 $4.9M
Maryland 3,905 13,012 $5.05M
Tennessee 3,546 11,461 $4.58M
Louisiana 2,787 9,391 $3.48M
Arizona 3,819 9,244 $3.64M
Colorado 2,670 9,242 $3.28M
Maine 2,750 8,933 $3.08M
Alabama 2,418 7,605 $2.88M
Kansas 1,893 6,611 $2.15M
Oregon 2,066 6,083 $2.1M
Mississippi 1,831 6,077 $2.37M
New Hampshire 1,840 5,588 $2.13M
South Carolina 1,903 5,473 $2.04M
Iowa 1,478 5,162 $1.6M
Oklahoma 1,718 5,145 $1.98M
Arkansas 1,115 3,788 $1.3M
Nebraska 1,108 3,710 $1.21M
West Virginia 1,126 3,451 $1.21M
Rhode Island 778 2,562 $867K
Hawaii 784 2,482 $953K
Nevada 845 2,472 $1.04M
Delaware 741 2,092 $842K
New Mexico 723 1,988 $647K
South Dakota 591 1,911 $597K
Utah 630 1,818 $717K
Montana 505 1,747 $565K
Vermont 547 1,610 $553K
North Dakota 456 1,530 $460K
Idaho 399 1,219 $437K
District of Columbia 416 1,139 $372K
Alaska 319 967 $374K
Wyoming 228 703 $241K
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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Top prescribers for LIDODERM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
YOUNG LEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled665

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled663

LOS ANGELES

California

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

BROOKLYN

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled648

GLENDALE

California

JIN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled641

SUWANEE

Georgia

STELLA POPOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled637

LOS ANGELES

California

YUN HEE CHUNG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled635

FLUSHING

New York

WU LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled625

EL MONTE

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled621

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

WEI LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled614

NEW YORK

New York

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled613

ELMHURST

New York

NOEMI SALANG RAMSAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled601

KENNETT

Missouri

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

SAN GABRIEL

California

LI LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

MONTEREY PARK

California

YOUNG KANG MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled597

DULUTH

Georgia

LARRY SUK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled596

GARDENA

California

BENJAMIN TRUONG MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled595

ROSEMEAD

California

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled594

SAN GABRIEL

California

JOHN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled588

ALEXANDRIA

Virginia

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled586

SAN GABRIEL

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled576

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled574

LOS ANGELES

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled572

SAN GABRIEL

California

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled571

CHICAGO

Illinois

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled570

NEW YORK

New York