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PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

Penicillin V potassium is an antibiotic used to treat certain infections caused by bacteria such as pneumonia, scarlet fever, and ear, skin, and throat infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

761K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 279 of 3395

$6.52M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1066 of 3395

584,793
Patients

Rank: 135 of 3395

151,111
Prescribers

Rank: 169 of 3395

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

52%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

691K

2011

709K

2012

751K

2013

762K

2014

761K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.75M

2011

$6.84M

2012

$7.13M

2013

$6.45M

2014

$6.52M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$8

2011

$8

2012

$8

2013

$7

2014

$7

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 48,335 59,648 $563K
Florida 42,674 54,055 $354K
Pennsylvania 35,414 47,123 $422K
New York 34,963 44,913 $383K
Ohio 29,868 38,948 $335K
Texas 28,568 36,184 $307K
Michigan 26,121 34,138 $259K
Illinois 22,163 29,519 $258K
North Carolina 21,847 27,526 $239K
Tennessee 18,462 24,506 $196K
Massachusetts 16,776 21,443 $179K
New Jersey 14,855 18,813 $156K
Georgia 14,070 18,191 $145K
Virginia 13,871 18,009 $161K
Arizona 14,390 17,798 $151K
Indiana 12,532 16,305 $135K
Wisconsin 11,805 15,895 $169K
Louisiana 10,904 14,615 $114K
Missouri 10,424 13,732 $121K
Minnesota 9,902 13,476 $150K
Kentucky 9,942 13,013 $112K
Maryland 9,989 12,626 $110K
Oregon 9,283 11,336 $104K
Washington 9,203 11,276 $102K
Colorado 8,855 10,953 $110K
Mississippi 7,899 10,659 $88.3K
Arkansas 8,071 10,655 $87.8K
Iowa 7,698 9,924 $82.7K
South Carolina 7,677 9,715 $75.4K
Alabama 7,100 9,618 $75.2K
Oklahoma 5,961 7,577 $68.7K
Connecticut 5,511 7,145 $64.9K
New Mexico 5,564 6,826 $64.3K
West Virginia 4,263 5,773 $48.5K
Kansas 3,878 5,348 $49.3K
Maine 3,996 5,147 $51.6K
New Hampshire 3,513 4,618 $45.2K
Nevada 3,709 4,588 $38.3K
Rhode Island 3,442 4,358 $30.3K
Nebraska 3,045 4,311 $37.5K
Utah 3,000 4,095 $43.4K
Idaho 2,771 3,328 $29.9K
Vermont 2,265 3,088 $27.8K
Delaware 2,143 2,600 $24.3K
Hawaii 1,818 2,311 $22.8K
North Dakota 1,540 2,280 $20.6K
Montana 1,631 2,049 $17.2K
South Dakota 1,337 1,861 $17.6K
District of Columbia 1,001 1,284 $10.6K
Wyoming 804 978 $8,120
Alaska 597 820 $8,466
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 PENICILLIN V POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CLIFFORD SALK DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled168

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

FRANK NGHIEM D.M.D

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled166

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

JOSEPH DOWNS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

VALLEY

Alabama

ROBERT HEINE DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled160

PADUCAH

Kentucky

KENNETH HALPERN DDS MS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled159

ROSLYN HEIGHTS

New York

DAVID RUDDER DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled159

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

YOLANDA WILLIAMS D.D.S

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled159

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

PRANAV VOHRA DMD

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled159

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

ERIC RUCKERT DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled159

ROCHESTER

New York

CLIFFORD JOHNSON D.M.D

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled159

SUWANEE

Georgia

MANUEL ROSARIO DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled158

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

PHILIP COOPER D.D.S.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled158

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MICHAEL FREY D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled158

FLINT

Massachusetts

BRUCE LOGAN D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled157

MEDFORD

Oregon

MYRON RODOS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOHN GOUCH DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled155

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

CHARLES RUSSO D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled154

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

EDWARD URIG DMD MS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled154

SANTA FE

New Mexico

PAUL ANDERSON D.D.S., M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled153

IRVINE

California

LEE CHEWNING DMD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled152

ROCHESTER

Pennsylvania

LEROY LOVING D.D.S., M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled152

DECATUR

Georgia

THOMAS PHAN DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled152

ELK GROVE

California

DONALD SPENCER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled152

BROWNSVILLE

Tennessee

STEVEN HENSEL DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled152

LINCOLN

Michigan

KENNETH BERDICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

FORT MYERS

Florida