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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Methylphenidate is used as part of a treatment program to control symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD; more difficulty focusing, controlling actions, and remaining still or quiet than other people who are the same age) in adults and children. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

617K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 306 of 3362

$38.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 462 of 3362

104,472
Patients

Rank: 410 of 3362

74,256
Prescribers

Rank: 320 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

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

313K

2011

503K

2012

577K

2013

617K

2014

623K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.51M

2011

$10.7M

2012

$26.6M

2013

$38.6M

2014

$38M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$28

2011

$39

2012

$59

2013

$74

2014

$118

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 7,439 34,945 $2.51M
Pennsylvania 5,108 32,155 $1.95M
Michigan 5,293 31,917 $2.28M
Massachusetts 4,655 27,934 $1.64M
Florida 5,580 27,834 $1.68M
New York 5,457 27,493 $1.72M
Illinois 4,540 27,034 $1.52M
Ohio 4,321 26,228 $1.62M
Texas 4,748 23,278 $1.5M
North Carolina 4,050 22,029 $1.32M
Wisconsin 2,960 19,044 $1.32M
Washington 2,994 17,055 $1.2M
Minnesota 2,759 16,498 $1.19M
Missouri 2,729 16,336 $962K
Virginia 2,886 15,761 $959K
Georgia 2,759 14,596 $868K
Indiana 2,483 13,992 $774K
Tennessee 2,310 13,390 $841K
Maine 1,635 13,153 $838K
Colorado 2,319 12,708 $786K
Oregon 2,176 11,994 $838K
Arizona 2,110 10,524 $658K
Alabama 1,940 10,433 $607K
Iowa 1,605 10,359 $641K
Maryland 1,814 9,896 $619K
New Jersey 1,779 9,894 $529K
Kansas 1,555 9,464 $540K
South Carolina 1,596 9,187 $521K
Connecticut 1,615 9,102 $535K
Kentucky 1,383 8,005 $447K
Nebraska 1,173 7,112 $388K
Utah 1,207 7,028 $419K
Louisiana 1,318 6,650 $376K
New Hampshire 1,022 6,377 $379K
Oklahoma 1,053 5,926 $368K
Arkansas 1,072 5,925 $391K
West Virginia 906 5,841 $374K
Idaho 930 5,505 $365K
Vermont 714 5,165 $352K
Mississippi 720 3,763 $205K
New Mexico 722 3,682 $238K
Montana 616 3,624 $219K
Rhode Island 622 3,577 $195K
Nevada 582 3,036 $171K
South Dakota 407 2,586 $155K
North Dakota 396 2,328 $159K
Delaware 293 1,767 $114K
Wyoming 216 1,336 $88K
Hawaii 239 1,192 $76.7K
District of Columbia 235 855 $50.7K
Alaska 122 714 $45.8K
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 METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled619

BECKLEY

West Virginia

OMAR HASAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled507

BECKLEY

West Virginia

RAJNIKANT PATEL M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled490

PANAMA CITY

Florida

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled483

WINCHESTER

Kansas

DEBRA ORT PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled420

BREWER

Maine

JAMES DICKERSON ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled376

COUNCIL BLUFFS

Iowa

JEFFREY VANDER KOOI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled373

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAI HYON RHO M.D., PH.D

Neurology

Claims Filled366

PASADENA

California

AHMED FAHEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled344

BECKLEY

West Virginia

WILLIAM LACORTE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled322

METAIRIE

Louisiana

LARRY SEXTON PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled280

AUGUSTA

Maine

CORY PELNICK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

WILMINGTON

Ohio

BERNARD DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

MILFORD

Ohio

AURORA ANDREWS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled268

ALLEGAN

Michigan

GORDON WARNER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled267

CULLMAN

Alabama

DOUGLAS JEFFERY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled264

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

JOYCE PETROSKY PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled244

BANGOR

Maine

IMRAN KHAWAJA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled242

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

GARY FIGIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled242

ATLANTA

Georgia

MATHUKUTTY JOSEPH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled240

SPINDALE

North Carolina

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled237

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

DENNIS GARWACKI

Neurology

Claims Filled234

PEORIA

Illinois

DANA COCHRANE HOEKSTRA P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled233

MUSKEGON

Michigan

JAMES HALIKAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled228

NAPLES

Florida

ROWENA TESSMANN PMH-NP, PH.D.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled228

WATERVILLE

Maine