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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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60%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

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
CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled130

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

LUKE LUCAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

COLUMBIA

Missouri

ALI SAFDAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

MARION

Iowa

KEVIN FERGUSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ALFRED MCKEE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled128

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled128

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

DAVID KASS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

OSCAR SANDOVAL CASTELLANOS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled127

UNION CITY

New Jersey

DAVID SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled127

SACRAMENTO

California

GEORGE GROSSBERG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSEPH FRIEDMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled125

WARWICK

Rhode Island

THOMAS ZURKOWSKI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

JEAN RUIZ NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled125

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

EDWARD ERBE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

MISSOULA

Montana

STEPHANIE RIEHL PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled125

BANGOR

Maine

DAVID HAWKINS M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

BANGOR

Maine

ALLEN RUBIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled123

MARLTON

New Jersey

CAMERON WILCOX MD

Diagnostic Neuroimaging

Claims Filled123

MARQUETTE

Michigan

ANDREW SCHROETTNER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

OCONOMOWOC

Wisconsin

ASAF ALEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled122

ATLANTA

Georgia

RAUL GUERRERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled122

GROSSE POINTE FARMS

Michigan

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

TERRENCE NORTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

PLATTEVILLE

Wisconsin

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled121

FORT WAYNE

Indiana