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Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » CHANTIX

CHANTIX

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

372K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 389 of 3238

$75M
Retail Cost

Rank: 268 of 3238

171,777
Patients

Rank: 311 of 3238

104,065
Prescribers

Rank: 229 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 11,608 24,602 $4.94M
California 10,026 23,166 $4.67M
Texas 9,910 20,782 $4.19M
New York 9,371 20,041 $4.03M
Michigan 8,851 18,399 $3.79M
Ohio 8,141 17,431 $3.52M
Pennsylvania 7,227 15,986 $3.23M
North Carolina 7,208 15,038 $3.01M
Missouri 5,289 11,678 $2.32M
Indiana 5,407 11,155 $2.25M
Massachusetts 5,005 10,792 $2.2M
Illinois 4,945 10,705 $2.15M
Minnesota 4,259 10,120 $2.1M
Tennessee 5,218 10,047 $2.01M
Wisconsin 4,298 9,978 $2M
Washington 3,863 9,189 $1.85M
Georgia 4,555 9,041 $1.81M
Arizona 3,751 8,340 $1.7M
Kentucky 3,846 7,557 $1.51M
Oregon 3,257 7,363 $1.49M
Louisiana 3,427 6,763 $1.34M
New Jersey 3,174 6,762 $1.38M
Virginia 3,271 6,538 $1.32M
Oklahoma 2,899 6,348 $1.27M
Alabama 3,257 6,274 $1.25M
South Carolina 2,809 5,640 $1.13M
Arkansas 2,783 5,501 $1.11M
Colorado 2,219 5,137 $1.02M
Iowa 2,122 4,701 $939K
Connecticut 2,014 4,559 $933K
Kansas 2,161 4,546 $917K
Maryland 1,892 3,974 $810K
Maine 1,555 3,530 $721K
Mississippi 1,760 3,165 $627K
Nebraska 1,108 2,727 $541K
West Virginia 1,382 2,635 $531K
Nevada 1,199 2,569 $521K
New Hampshire 1,099 2,382 $484K
Idaho 1,046 2,354 $488K
Utah 909 2,097 $416K
New Mexico 920 1,856 $378K
Montana 802 1,770 $355K
Rhode Island 740 1,667 $338K
Vermont 525 1,150 $231K
Delaware 447 916 $187K
North Dakota 405 904 $185K
Hawaii 279 635 $134K
South Dakota 254 600 $119K
Alaska 262 589 $121K
Wyoming 275 574 $114K
District of Columbia 193 429 $85.6K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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