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RIBASPHERE

RIBAVIRIN

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

16.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1111 of 3362

$3.22M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1123 of 3362

5,435
Patients

Rank: 1090 of 3362

2,509
Prescribers

Rank: 1269 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12.7K

2011

20.6K

2012

12.7K

2013

16.6K

2014

14.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.16M

2011

$6.13M

2012

$2.81M

2013

$3.22M

2014

$2.45M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$254

2011

$172

2012

$148

2013

$51

2014

$32

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 498 1,561 $293K
Texas 499 1,540 $254K
New York 502 1,481 $275K
Florida 377 1,129 $215K
Missouri 234 779 $161K
Pennsylvania 271 769 $188K
Michigan 221 684 $78.6K
Tennessee 187 559 $93.9K
Arkansas 161 554 $103K
Indiana 155 526 $107K
Arizona 160 515 $88.7K
Ohio 171 502 $120K
Massachusetts 166 463 $119K
Illinois 145 435 $77.9K
New Jersey 144 433 $99.4K
Washington 127 409 $92.2K
North Carolina 123 346 $70.1K
Georgia 97 305 $61.4K
Kansas 92 284 $64.2K
Virginia 95 273 $47K
Oklahoma 90 266 $61K
Kentucky 79 227 $41K
Oregon 73 201 $48.1K
Alabama 57 195 $37.6K
Connecticut 63 193 $41.5K
West Virginia 56 156 $31.7K
Louisiana 51 150 $29.8K
New Mexico 45 147 $32.3K
Nevada 48 141 $14.5K
Idaho 43 139 $26.8K
Mississippi 44 135 $25.1K
Maryland 50 129 $28.4K
New Hampshire 33 104 $25.3K
Iowa 33 103 $17K
Colorado 33 101 $19.9K
Maine 34 100 $21.4K
District of Columbia 25 86 $17.9K
South Carolina 30 83 $15.1K
Utah 21 62 $10.6K
Montana 20 54 $7,494
Rhode Island 18 43 $9,354
Alaska 40 $8,035
Delaware 11 31 $15.1K
Minnesota 11 31 $6,687
Nebraska 13 29 $10K
Wisconsin 13 29 $3,582
Hawaii 16 $4,641
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for RIBASPHERE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHERRIE HARRELL APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled234

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RONALD RASANSKY D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled115

MADISON HEIGHTS

Michigan

JEFFREY CRIPPIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LYNN FRAZIER APN

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled95

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DOUGLAS DIETERICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled92

NEW YORK

New York

RAJ VUPPALANCHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

PAUL KWO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

RENNIE MILLS PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled80

JACKSON

Mississippi

ESTER LITTLE MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled73

PHOENIX

Arizona

FERNANDO MEMBRENO M.D.

Transplant Hepatology

Claims Filled73

LIVE OAK

Texas

MONICA ODONOHOE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled73

GALVESTON

Texas

MARIA THERESA CASTILLO PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled68

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

PATRICK HORNE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled64

GAINESVILLE

Florida

SANJEEV ARORA MD

Registered Nurse, Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ANIL SEETHARAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JEFFREY MCKINNEY N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled57

PALO ALTO

California

SCOTT COTLER MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled53

MAYWOOD

Illinois

SCOTT WILSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

TUCSON

Arizona

BRIAN CILLEY DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

FAIRHAVEN

Massachusetts

ADAM PEYTON DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ERIC LAWITZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas