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CHANTIX

VARENICLINE TARTRATE

Chantix (Varenicline) binds to nicotine receptors in the brain, preventing actual nicotine from releasing dopamine. Lower dopamine levels cause fewer cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

376K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 395 of 3362

$87.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 263 of 3362

167,934
Patients

Rank: 327 of 3362

103,533
Prescribers

Rank: 243 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 10,930 23,628 $5.47M
California 9,494 22,423 $5.15M
New York 9,696 21,832 $5.08M
Texas 9,499 20,333 $4.72M
Michigan 9,050 19,587 $4.63M
Ohio 7,975 18,102 $4.19M
Pennsylvania 7,272 16,601 $3.87M
North Carolina 6,928 14,959 $3.45M
Indiana 5,511 12,095 $2.82M
Massachusetts 4,874 11,115 $2.6M
Missouri 4,867 11,112 $2.54M
Illinois 4,909 11,002 $2.56M
Tennessee 5,040 10,013 $2.32M
Wisconsin 4,236 9,903 $2.29M
Georgia 4,605 9,734 $2.25M
Minnesota 3,724 9,404 $2.25M
Washington 3,737 8,872 $2.07M
Arizona 3,539 7,932 $1.85M
Kentucky 3,877 7,793 $1.79M
Oregon 3,035 7,015 $1.61M
New Jersey 3,128 6,913 $1.62M
Virginia 3,228 6,750 $1.58M
South Carolina 3,129 6,546 $1.52M
Louisiana 3,083 6,349 $1.43M
Oklahoma 2,692 5,966 $1.37M
Alabama 2,969 5,916 $1.36M
Arkansas 2,740 5,737 $1.32M
Colorado 2,332 5,395 $1.25M
Connecticut 2,038 4,968 $1.17M
Maryland 2,086 4,660 $1.08M
Iowa 1,999 4,633 $1.07M
Kansas 1,977 4,630 $1.07M
Maine 1,831 4,083 $960K
Mississippi 1,535 3,040 $686K
West Virginia 1,326 2,743 $623K
Nevada 1,229 2,659 $621K
New Hampshire 1,090 2,489 $575K
Nebraska 993 2,389 $543K
Idaho 1,059 2,306 $555K
Utah 881 2,090 $476K
New Mexico 950 2,001 $465K
Rhode Island 769 1,849 $423K
Montana 718 1,677 $381K
Vermont 530 1,213 $283K
North Dakota 431 940 $222K
Delaware 450 881 $211K
South Dakota 277 665 $149K
Hawaii 274 638 $156K
Alaska 272 598 $143K
Wyoming 247 559 $128K
District of Columbia 231 501 $115K
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 CHANTIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NOAH LEE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

DELAIR GARDI M.D., FACC, FSCI

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

ILEEN GILBERT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled51

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MELVIN HAGGART MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

JEFFERSON

Wisconsin

BRIAN ELLIOTT MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled52

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MICHAEL MORENO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SAN DIEGO

California

BRIAN HASTINGS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

BALTIMORE

Maryland

MARK SCHURY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

WATERFORD

Michigan

ANTHONY ERDMANN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM BEDWELL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled60

PADUCAH

Kentucky

AUGUSTO CASTRILLON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

MISSION

Texas

GEOFFREY WILLIAMS MD, PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

ROCHESTER

New York

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

LA MESA

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

LOS ANGELES

California

LINDSEY DEGUEHERY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

WILSON

North Carolina

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled102

WESTLAND

Michigan

ROBERT SHELLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled104

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

FRANK LEONE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled124

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania