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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
RICHARD RUBEN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

TULSA

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

NEW BERN

North Carolina

HARVEY DOSIK MD

Hematology

Claims Filled64

BROOKLYN

New York

LOUIS PIETRAGALLO M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ASIM PATI MD

Hematology

Claims Filled64

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

GEORGE BIRCHFIELD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

SEATTLE

Washington

EFSTATHIOS TAPAZOGLOU M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

WARREN

Michigan

GRACE SHUMAKER M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

JACKSON

Mississippi

GEORGE HOWARD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

HEIDE RODGERS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ADI GIDRON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

HIGHLAND PARK

Illinois

NITIN JOSHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

PLEASANTON

California

JAMES ROONEY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

MAZEN KHATTAB MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

GLENDALE

Arizona

EMMANUEL NIDHIRY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

RUSSELL SPRINGS

Kentucky

SARA MCGEE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

LAWRENCE BRENNAN MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled64

EDGEWOOD

Kentucky

STUART LIND MD

Clinical Pathology

Claims Filled64

AURORA

Colorado

APARNA KUMAR M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

TYLER

Texas

CHRISTOPHER HUESER D.O.,M.S.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

WASHINGTON

Missouri

THOMAS BROWN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

DOTHAN

Alabama

JAMES PERRY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

AMIR FARIDI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

SHERMAN

Texas

ROBIN HARDIE-HOOD MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

DURHAM

North Carolina

SHAILENDRA LAKHANPAL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled64

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama