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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

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
ROGER SHAFER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled128

DUBUQUE

Iowa

DOMINIC LOSACCO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled127

TULSA

Oklahoma

WALTER JENNINGS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled127

RICHMOND

Virginia

LEROY MARMION MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled126

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

HERNANDO ROMERO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

PHILIP SANTORA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

CONCORD

New Hampshire

EDWARD ERBE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled126

MISSOULA

Montana

LUKE LUCAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

COLUMBIA

Missouri

KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled125

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DONALD CHAMBERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

NANCY GROVER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled124

BANGOR

Maine

WIDAD BAZZOUI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled124

BRADFORD

Pennsylvania

MARY MCCUBBIN M. D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

STATE COLLEGE

Pennsylvania

BASSAM AWWA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

NEW LONDON

Connecticut

ANDREW SCHROETTNER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

OCONOMOWOC

Wisconsin

BRIAN SULLIVAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

POLAND

Ohio

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARILYNN PETIT PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled123

BELFAST

Maine

SUDHIR LINGNURKAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

WARREN

Michigan

ERIC GEWOLB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled123

BAYONNE

New Jersey

CLIFFORD BOWE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

CADOTT

Wisconsin

JOHN BECK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled122

LANCASTER

California

TIMOTHY CULLINANE

Psychiatry

Claims Filled122

ELMHURST

Illinois

GIL ABELITA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled122

BLOOMINGTON

Illinois

MARY BEEGLE DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled121

SEDALIA

Missouri