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Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 22,286 $3.89M
Florida 21,648 $3.74M
New York 18,426 $3.17M
Texas 18,423 $3.23M
Ohio 17,078 $2.97M
Pennsylvania 14,907 $2.58M
North Carolina 14,013 $2.43M
Michigan 13,952 $2.46M
Missouri 11,770 $2.05M
Illinois 11,005 $1.93M
Indiana 10,302 $1.78M
Tennessee 8,953 $1.55M
Wisconsin 8,700 $1.51M
Minnesota 8,628 $1.53M
Massachusetts 8,581 $1.49M
Georgia 8,562 $1.48M
Washington 8,257 $1.44M
Arizona 8,089 $1.41M
Kentucky 7,638 $1.32M
Oregon 7,328 $1.27M
Oklahoma 6,979 $1.21M
Louisiana 6,361 $1.09M
New Jersey 6,237 $1.08M
Virginia 6,236 $1.09M
Alabama 6,049 $1.05M
Arkansas 5,671 $990K
South Carolina 5,270 $915K
Colorado 4,609 $791K
Kansas 4,331 $757K
Maine 4,292 $750K
Iowa 4,193 $725K
Maryland 3,742 $643K
Connecticut 3,671 $645K
Mississippi 3,134 $536K
West Virginia 2,594 $451K
Idaho 2,463 $432K
New Hampshire 2,376 $417K
Nebraska 2,343 $403K
Nevada 2,213 $391K
New Mexico 1,990 $346K
Utah 1,943 $337K
Montana 1,715 $295K
Rhode Island 1,324 $229K
Vermont 1,017 $175K
North Dakota 774 $135K
Wyoming 736 $128K
Hawaii 714 $131K
Delaware 651 $114K
Alaska 619 $116K
South Dakota 516 $89K
District of Columbia 281 $48K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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