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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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SODIUM FLUORIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

20.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1061 of 3362

$164K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1964 of 3362

11,631
Patients

Rank: 896 of 3362

8,017
Prescribers

Rank: 880 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

30.1K

2011

22.2K

2012

24.2K

2013

20.9K

2014

21.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$286K

2011

$214K

2012

$221K

2013

$164K

2014

$152K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$11

2012

$13

2013

$10

2014

$10

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
New York 1,190 2,171 $17K
California 874 1,491 $12.5K
Texas 733 1,240 $9,353
Florida 658 1,220 $10K
Washington 558 981 $7,374
Ohio 498 941 $7,104
Arizona 445 829 $6,108
Pennsylvania 506 805 $6,286
Minnesota 406 768 $6,448
North Carolina 387 754 $6,318
Michigan 417 687 $5,663
New Jersey 363 643 $4,696
Massachusetts 396 613 $5,118
Illinois 298 568 $4,196
Virginia 294 549 $4,285
Connecticut 240 513 $4,072
Oregon 253 452 $3,359
Wisconsin 262 435 $3,344
Maryland 237 433 $3,308
Colorado 194 402 $3,163
Missouri 218 390 $2,993
Maine 181 380 $3,164
Iowa 132 348 $2,583
Georgia 211 308 $2,225
Indiana 160 284 $2,053
Nebraska 115 257 $2,095
Kentucky 86 206 $1,641
Tennessee 128 203 $1,611
Nevada 115 189 $1,528
Oklahoma 109 155 $1,225
South Carolina 82 150 $1,255
Louisiana 70 145 $1,033
Kansas 66 143 $1,182
Utah 88 135 $976
Idaho 69 124 $977
Rhode Island 64 107 $901
Vermont 57 101 $833
Montana 59 88 $579
New Hampshire 50 87 $634
Alabama 57 82 $631
Delaware 47 80 $595
Hawaii 50 74 $664
Mississippi 54 69 $479
Arkansas 40 64 $483
New Mexico 32 54 $410
West Virginia 33 49 $374
North Dakota 16 48 $356
South Dakota 27 42 $309
District of Columbia 16 32 $267
Alaska 19 27 $208
Wyoming 11 16 $137
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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