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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 2015

360K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 409 of 3395

$98.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 271 of 3395

159,374
Patients

Rank: 340 of 3395

100,932
Prescribers

Rank: 246 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

386K

2011

345K

2012

372K

2013

377K

2014

360K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$58.6M

2011

$59.9M

2012

$75M

2013

$87.3M

2014

$98.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$135

2011

$141

2012

$135

2013

$141

2014

$162

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 10,957 24,473 $6.65M
New York 10,055 22,674 $6.2M
California 8,990 21,612 $5.8M
Texas 9,139 19,733 $5.4M
Michigan 8,038 17,134 $4.73M
Ohio 7,409 16,935 $4.59M
Pennsylvania 6,808 15,664 $4.27M
North Carolina 6,055 13,409 $3.64M
Missouri 4,883 11,337 $3.07M
Indiana 5,143 11,250 $3.09M
Massachusetts 4,580 10,965 $3.03M
Illinois 4,623 10,261 $2.8M
Tennessee 4,702 9,469 $2.6M
Washington 3,875 9,177 $2.49M
Wisconsin 3,854 9,069 $2.46M
Georgia 4,402 9,035 $2.48M
Minnesota 3,547 8,837 $2.5M
Arizona 3,381 7,448 $2.05M
Oregon 3,137 7,164 $1.95M
New Jersey 3,157 7,034 $1.94M
Kentucky 3,365 6,929 $1.89M
Alabama 2,941 5,884 $1.59M
South Carolina 2,753 5,880 $1.62M
Virginia 2,770 5,821 $1.62M
Louisiana 2,783 5,683 $1.53M
Oklahoma 2,530 5,394 $1.47M
Colorado 2,243 5,321 $1.44M
Arkansas 2,488 5,119 $1.39M
Connecticut 2,076 5,092 $1.42M
Maryland 1,998 4,547 $1.24M
Iowa 1,924 4,445 $1.21M
Kansas 1,945 4,411 $1.2M
Maine 1,519 3,485 $970K
Mississippi 1,439 2,755 $738K
Nevada 1,189 2,687 $733K
Idaho 1,078 2,456 $685K
Nebraska 1,008 2,426 $636K
New Hampshire 1,036 2,425 $672K
West Virginia 1,095 2,258 $601K
Utah 861 1,989 $549K
New Mexico 892 1,834 $504K
Montana 712 1,571 $415K
Rhode Island 621 1,521 $415K
Vermont 551 1,254 $339K
North Dakota 406 974 $271K
Delaware 435 882 $247K
Hawaii 282 660 $186K
Wyoming 275 593 $155K
South Dakota 246 581 $154K
Alaska 255 562 $152K
District of Columbia 214 440 $121K
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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