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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 2015

623K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 308 of 3395

$38M
Retail Cost

Rank: 506 of 3395

105,338
Patients

Rank: 406 of 3395

75,257
Prescribers

Rank: 320 of 3395

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it's worth it

42%

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it worked well

19%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,545 35,256 $2.54M
Pennsylvania 5,261 33,235 $1.97M
Michigan 5,478 32,890 $2.26M
Florida 5,585 28,656 $1.68M
New York 5,697 28,507 $1.7M
Massachusetts 4,732 28,391 $1.7M
Illinois 4,447 27,223 $1.49M
Ohio 4,268 25,688 $1.54M
Texas 4,674 22,498 $1.42M
North Carolina 4,005 21,532 $1.29M
Wisconsin 2,905 18,862 $1.21M
Washington 2,976 16,873 $1.14M
Minnesota 2,849 16,770 $1.15M
Missouri 2,711 16,118 $914K
Virginia 2,890 15,575 $938K
Georgia 2,819 15,293 $868K
Indiana 2,521 14,391 $806K
Tennessee 2,383 13,576 $826K
Maine 1,632 13,053 $847K
Colorado 2,278 12,908 $737K
Oregon 2,195 11,921 $790K
Maryland 1,970 10,687 $646K
Alabama 1,993 10,574 $624K
New Jersey 1,755 10,554 $545K
Arizona 2,137 10,467 $626K
Iowa 1,614 10,466 $620K
Kansas 1,523 9,232 $501K
Connecticut 1,661 9,232 $560K
South Carolina 1,584 9,106 $506K
Kentucky 1,354 7,605 $431K
Utah 1,289 7,393 $412K
Nebraska 1,146 6,978 $376K
Louisiana 1,344 6,927 $386K
New Hampshire 1,098 6,556 $384K
Oklahoma 1,083 6,065 $369K
Arkansas 1,065 5,898 $379K
Idaho 940 5,814 $377K
West Virginia 876 5,557 $352K
Vermont 777 5,483 $370K
New Mexico 773 4,065 $251K
Mississippi 716 3,776 $201K
Montana 601 3,707 $228K
Rhode Island 665 3,560 $191K
Nevada 548 2,829 $169K
South Dakota 390 2,530 $148K
North Dakota 395 2,375 $156K
Delaware 324 1,927 $113K
Wyoming 209 1,336 $78.3K
Hawaii 250 1,193 $73.1K
District of Columbia 237 998 $58.9K
Alaska 131 620 $40.6K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
BERT BEVERLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

WATERVILLE

Maine

NELSON ASANTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled136

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

HARRY RINEHART M.D.

Claims Filled136

WHEELER

Oregon

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled135

WAITE PARK

Minnesota

NOREEN WOODS APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled134

BELMONT

Massachusetts

DONALD CHAMBERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

NISHA SATISH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

GREENVILLE

Texas

JASWINDER SINGH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled134

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled134

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

NATHAN SHIFLETT DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio

CLIFFORD BOWE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

CADOTT

Wisconsin

JAGVEER SANDHU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

PEORIA

Arizona

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

CLIFFORD SINGER M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled132

EAST CALAIS

Vermont

KENNETH GOETZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled132

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS STUART M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled131

ATLANTA

Georgia

BARON DENNISTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

ERIE

Pennsylvania

JAE PAK M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

SNELLVILLE

Georgia

RICHARD OWINGS M.D. P.H.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GERMAN CRISOSTOMO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

EVERETT

Massachusetts

ALLEN MARTIN NP, RN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled131

BELFAST

Maine

AKSHAY MAHADEVIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled130

DAVENPORT

Iowa

KENNETH BERDICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

FORT MYERS

Florida

RICARDO BIERRENBACH-DECASTRO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled130

ST PETERSBURG

Florida