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HYDROXYUREA

Treats certain types of cancer, including leukemia, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, and head and neck cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

358K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 413 of 3395

$11.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 871 of 3395

65,924
Patients

Rank: 487 of 3395

31,399
Prescribers

Rank: 505 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

273K

2011

289K

2012

320K

2013

339K

2014

358K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.2M

2011

$10.9M

2012

$11.5M

2013

$11M

2014

$11.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$58

2011

$58

2012

$57

2013

$63

2014

$66

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,283 35,799 $1.48M
Florida 5,704 28,001 $883K
New York 5,324 27,970 $828K
Texas 3,975 19,760 $639K
Pennsylvania 3,498 19,620 $595K
Ohio 2,793 14,549 $490K
Illinois 2,722 14,526 $449K
North Carolina 2,356 12,882 $380K
Michigan 2,334 10,985 $377K
Georgia 1,869 10,086 $297K
New Jersey 2,055 9,734 $311K
Massachusetts 1,736 9,446 $274K
Missouri 1,388 8,228 $233K
Wisconsin 1,466 8,122 $247K
Virginia 1,485 7,768 $240K
Tennessee 1,421 7,421 $221K
Indiana 1,384 7,386 $230K
Minnesota 1,297 6,850 $231K
Arizona 1,377 6,525 $213K
Washington 1,274 6,491 $205K
South Carolina 1,207 6,006 $182K
Connecticut 1,052 5,378 $173K
Alabama 1,006 5,297 $153K
Louisiana 922 4,779 $139K
Oregon 941 4,584 $179K
Kentucky 826 4,506 $134K
Iowa 696 4,426 $112K
Maryland 1,018 4,418 $152K
Colorado 920 4,359 $173K
Kansas 587 3,289 $95.7K
Arkansas 542 3,112 $81.2K
Nebraska 429 2,888 $76.3K
Oklahoma 565 2,879 $91.5K
Mississippi 537 2,866 $75.6K
Nevada 547 2,474 $84.1K
Rhode Island 282 1,893 $40.2K
New Mexico 367 1,883 $64.7K
West Virginia 347 1,804 $50.7K
New Hampshire 294 1,592 $48.2K
Idaho 295 1,557 $45.6K
Utah 344 1,552 $59.2K
Maine 335 1,538 $53.7K
South Dakota 235 1,502 $39.4K
North Dakota 239 1,419 $40.3K
Montana 230 1,307 $36.3K
Hawaii 230 1,147 $39.3K
Delaware 183 784 $32.5K
Vermont 155 766 $22.1K
District of Columbia 156 589 $23K
Wyoming 69 364 $10.3K
Alaska 45 216 $6,554
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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Top prescribers for HYDROXYUREA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUIS RANGEL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled156

HIALEAH

Florida

MICHAEL KRABAK MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled154

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

MUHAMMAD TARAKJI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled150

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JAYANTHI SRINIVASIAH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled145

DECATUR

Georgia

DAVID EINSPAHR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

TOPEKA

Kansas

JOSEPH TROPEA DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PAUL LIN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

ATLANTIS

Florida

ANDREW SCHNEIDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled143

TAMARAC

Florida

DIRK DAVIDSON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled142

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

JOSE MELO M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

PLANTATION

Florida

RAYMOND LEE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled141

SAN JOSE

California

RICHARD KOSINSKI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled138

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan

NOMAN RAFIQUE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled138

MASSILLON

Ohio

ELLIOTT WINTON M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled137

ATLANTA

Georgia

JULIO GARCIA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled136

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL BURSTEIN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled135

SWANSEA

Illinois

YIJUN CHENG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled134

BUFFALO

New York

OMER KOC MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled133

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MICHAEL CARROLL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled133

SACRAMENTO

California

JOSEPH MERCHANT M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled132

AMES

Iowa

SATISH SINGLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled131

POTTSVILLE

Pennsylvania

BALESH SHARMA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled130

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

KENNETH YAMAMOTO MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled130

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERT MOSS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled129

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

MOSHE LEVY MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled129

DALLAS

Texas