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THALIDOMIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

12.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1215 of 3362

$85.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 270 of 3362

2,202
Patients

Rank: 1343 of 3362

1,767
Prescribers

Rank: 1384 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.6K

2011

17.7K

2012

15K

2013

12.1K

2014

10.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$129M

2011

$111M

2012

$100M

2013

$85.3M

2014

$75.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,887

2011

$2,980

2012

$2,756

2013

$2,648

2014

$2,669

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 262 1,355 $10.1M
New York 182 972 $6.71M
Florida 151 853 $5.62M
Arkansas 216 803 $5.05M
Texas 137 776 $5.79M
Georgia 93 552 $4.09M
Ohio 91 534 $3.69M
Pennsylvania 79 441 $2.92M
Illinois 69 406 $2.75M
Virginia 42 327 $2.34M
Michigan 72 315 $2.32M
North Carolina 61 305 $2.47M
Louisiana 40 280 $1.92M
South Carolina 45 271 $2.21M
Alabama 44 259 $1.83M
Tennessee 55 256 $1.88M
Maryland 37 226 $1.69M
Arizona 43 213 $1.33M
Minnesota 42 194 $1.27M
Mississippi 27 190 $1.25M
Iowa 42 188 $1.54M
Missouri 31 178 $1.29M
New Jersey 33 162 $1.1M
Washington 32 160 $1.23M
Oklahoma 24 148 $1.08M
Massachusetts 28 146 $785K
Kentucky 24 146 $949K
Indiana 37 141 $1.05M
Connecticut 20 124 $911K
Wisconsin 30 123 $853K
Kansas 14 109 $707K
Oregon 19 103 $864K
West Virginia 11 74 $387K
Rhode Island 11 74 $515K
Maine 73 $423K
Nevada 12 67 $494K
Delaware 59 $433K
Colorado 13 56 $469K
New Mexico 55 $339K
Hawaii 49 $414K
Nebraska 48 $355K
Utah 35 $285K
Idaho 23 $188K
North Dakota 22 $149K
District of Columbia 22 $142K
New Hampshire 17 $135K
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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