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PENICILLAMINE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2,669
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1578 of 3362

$10.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 797 of 3362

482
Patients

Rank: 1611 of 3362

471
Prescribers

Rank: 1605 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3,368

2011

3,307

2012

3,141

2013

2,669

2014

2,313

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.85M

2011

$2.09M

2012

$4.12M

2013

$10.8M

2014

$29.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$495

2011

$564

2012

$755

2013

$1,176

2014

$2,500

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 56 286 $1.48M
Pennsylvania 41 231 $999K
Massachusetts 35 175 $595K
New York 36 164 $751K
North Carolina 18 159 $400K
Ohio 26 156 $540K
Kentucky 18 101 $567K
New Jersey 17 100 $319K
Texas 17 88 $410K
Illinois 22 87 $344K
Florida 18 77 $334K
Michigan 76 $339K
Missouri 11 71 $374K
Georgia 60 $205K
Indiana 56 $208K
Virginia 12 48 $95.4K
Louisiana 45 $102K
Iowa 44 $136K
Tennessee 14 38 $124K
District of Columbia 37 $105K
Maine 37 $234K
Nevada 35 $134K
Mississippi 33 $78.7K
Maryland 30 $129K
Colorado 30 $266K
Oregon 29 $118K
Minnesota 29 $110K
Wisconsin 27 $156K
Arizona 26 $63K
Washington 24 $89K
Hawaii 22 $109K
Arkansas 21 $108K
Oklahoma 21 $63.7K
Nebraska 18 $39.1K
Rhode Island 17 $121K
Connecticut 16 $117K
New Mexico 15 $16.3K
South Carolina 13 $57.1K
Delaware 12 $15.7K
Utah 11 $89.2K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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