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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 2014

339K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 418 of 3362

$11M
Retail Cost

Rank: 792 of 3362

61,925
Patients

Rank: 500 of 3362

30,469
Prescribers

Rank: 512 of 3362

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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

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 6,806 33,608 $1.31M
New York 4,975 26,098 $810K
Florida 5,249 25,885 $809K
Pennsylvania 3,241 18,606 $564K
Texas 3,647 18,444 $587K
Ohio 2,692 14,226 $505K
Illinois 2,511 13,241 $417K
North Carolina 2,195 12,454 $376K
Michigan 2,259 10,684 $368K
Georgia 1,751 9,605 $316K
New Jersey 1,913 9,225 $309K
Massachusetts 1,633 9,196 $283K
Missouri 1,396 8,026 $228K
Wisconsin 1,387 7,941 $247K
Virginia 1,399 7,440 $227K
Indiana 1,330 7,206 $227K
Minnesota 1,332 6,990 $260K
Tennessee 1,315 6,672 $205K
Washington 1,162 5,976 $192K
Arizona 1,256 5,950 $202K
South Carolina 1,082 5,494 $166K
Alabama 953 5,033 $157K
Connecticut 946 5,000 $155K
Oregon 904 4,604 $182K
Louisiana 834 4,508 $140K
Iowa 687 4,241 $118K
Kentucky 750 4,221 $127K
Colorado 870 4,196 $148K
Maryland 911 4,102 $137K
Arkansas 528 3,189 $85.2K
Kansas 550 3,143 $96.2K
Nebraska 449 2,954 $79.6K
Mississippi 516 2,920 $83.1K
Oklahoma 528 2,683 $84.5K
Nevada 494 2,362 $76.7K
Rhode Island 275 1,825 $47.7K
West Virginia 328 1,818 $53.3K
New Mexico 352 1,748 $56.3K
South Dakota 213 1,431 $40.1K
Maine 298 1,424 $45.3K
Idaho 263 1,418 $43.9K
New Hampshire 278 1,415 $44.2K
Utah 300 1,406 $49.2K
North Dakota 246 1,405 $41.8K
Hawaii 235 1,240 $41.6K
Montana 196 1,140 $34.2K
Delaware 177 765 $32.5K
Vermont 136 646 $20.8K
District of Columbia 139 553 $18.3K
Wyoming 64 375 $9,984
Alaska 40 185 $6,536
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 HYDROXYUREA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES CONWAY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled143

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

MUHAMMAD TARAKJI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ANDREW EISENBERG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

YPSILANTI

Michigan

MICHAEL MCHALE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled139

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

KAYE KAWAHARA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled139

HONOLULU

Hawaii

PAUL LIN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled137

ATLANTIS

Florida

ROBERT MOSS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled137

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

STEPHEN LICHTER M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled136

BROOKLYN

New York

RAKESH ROHATGI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled135

THE VILLAGES

Florida

JAMES GLAUBER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled134

ST LOUIS

Missouri

VICTOR VAZQUEZ-RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled133

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

LAVANYA TIRIVEEDHI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled131

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ARCHIE BROWN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled131

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

LYNNE KAMINER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled130

EVANSTON

Illinois

BRETT BRINKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled129

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

STANLEY SCHINKE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled128

HEMET

California

MARY JO VILLAR D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled127

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID EINSPAHR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled126

TOPEKA

Kansas

MICHAEL KRABAK MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled126

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

NEIL BELMAN DO

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled125

FOUNTAIN HILL

Pennsylvania

DANIEL PATTERSON MD,PHD, MRCP,

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled124

OCALA

Florida

DONALD WENDER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled124

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

RAMAN SOOD M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled122

DUNKIRK

New York

EDWARD WAGNER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled122

LAGUNA NIGUEL

California

RICHARD KOSINSKI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled121

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan