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VIAGRA

SILDENAFIL CITRATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

160K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 576 of 3362

$22.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 615 of 3362

32,625
Patients

Rank: 647 of 3362

8,187
Prescribers

Rank: 874 of 3362

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 24,574 121,867 $16M
California 4,453 25,829 $4.75M
New York 1,576 4,488 $751K
Illinois 216 1,079 $131K
Michigan 386 623 $111K
New Jersey 82 400 $48.7K
Massachusetts 62 235 $35.8K
Texas 64 165 $22.2K
North Carolina 41 138 $20.5K
Pennsylvania 39 117 $28.7K
South Carolina 27 74 $9,591
Washington 17 62 $11.6K
Tennessee 14 55 $7,704
Virginia 11 48 $11.2K
Nevada 17 40 $17.6K
Georgia 16 38 $5,495
Kentucky 13 36 $6,002
Arizona 33 $4,935
Missouri 32 $4,738
Iowa 31 $6,760
Ohio 15 30 $4,886
Minnesota 27 $3,096
Oklahoma 23 $4,634
Idaho 23 $5,638
Alabama 11 19 $2,453
Arkansas 14 $2,557
Louisiana 11 $2,307
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 VIAGRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled948

HIALEAH

Florida

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled928

MIAMI

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled925

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled896

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled791

HIALEAH

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled731

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled726

MIAMI

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled720

HIALEAH

Florida

GISELLE DEBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled689

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MANUEL SANCHEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled687

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO SOLER VERGES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled682

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled682

HIALEAH

Florida

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled671

HIALEAH

Florida

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled650

MIAMI

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled630

MIAMI

Florida

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled628

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled624

MIAMI

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled591

BRONX

New York

JAYNIER MOYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled579

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

DIEGO PEREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled569

MAYWOOD

Illinois

LUIS FERNANDEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled567

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled561

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled558

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL CORONA OLIVARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled515

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled500

MIAMI

Florida