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METHYLPHENIDATE ER

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

160K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 576 of 3362

$26.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 561 of 3362

27,667
Patients

Rank: 678 of 3362

26,457
Prescribers

Rank: 551 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

46.7K

2011

125K

2012

143K

2013

160K

2014

176K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.32M

2011

$17.4M

2012

$22.9M

2013

$26.5M

2014

$39.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$76

2011

$137

2012

$155

2013

$190

2014

$277

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
Pennsylvania 1,542 9,243 $1.62M
New York 1,803 9,241 $1.66M
Massachusetts 1,607 9,208 $1.47M
California 1,998 9,044 $2.05M
Michigan 1,567 8,959 $1.56M
Ohio 1,131 6,566 $1.09M
Minnesota 997 6,420 $1.1M
Wisconsin 955 6,097 $956K
Florida 1,255 6,039 $968K
Texas 1,150 5,633 $1M
Illinois 874 5,353 $774K
Washington 956 5,100 $823K
North Carolina 969 5,002 $833K
Oregon 741 4,146 $659K
Maine 516 3,574 $435K
Indiana 636 3,481 $552K
New Jersey 549 3,411 $560K
Georgia 641 3,296 $534K
Iowa 486 3,119 $506K
Virginia 629 3,093 $514K
Missouri 509 3,074 $507K
Maryland 570 2,880 $610K
Colorado 534 2,859 $414K
Connecticut 459 2,567 $450K
Arizona 469 2,366 $353K
Tennessee 439 2,305 $324K
Kansas 349 2,100 $312K
South Carolina 364 2,014 $318K
Vermont 301 1,992 $306K
Idaho 283 1,694 $264K
Kentucky 307 1,581 $242K
Alabama 301 1,529 $240K
Utah 278 1,518 $206K
Louisiana 253 1,448 $244K
Nebraska 240 1,438 $205K
New Hampshire 276 1,334 $196K
Montana 214 1,272 $185K
New Mexico 199 1,077 $165K
Oklahoma 203 988 $153K
West Virginia 164 951 $155K
Rhode Island 178 942 $144K
Arkansas 194 926 $142K
South Dakota 130 884 $130K
North Dakota 124 753 $119K
Mississippi 97 587 $78.1K
Delaware 113 569 $101K
Nevada 85 414 $56.5K
Wyoming 68 307 $48.3K
Alaska 49 282 $39.7K
District of Columbia 70 259 $56.3K
Hawaii 54 194 $31.5K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for METHYLPHENIDATE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREG ZARELLI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled170

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

JOEL YOUNG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled120

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

JOHN SCIALES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

FLUSHING

New York

GRACE LAFOLLETTE CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled114

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

ROBERT BULTEN M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled101

WYOMING

Michigan

CRAIG LIDEN M.D.

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics

Claims Filled91

GIBSONIA

Pennsylvania

LINDA SMOTHERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled88

GREAT BARRINGTON

Massachusetts

CHANDRAGUPTA VEDAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled88

CRYSTAL LAKE

Illinois

SUFEN CHIU M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

SACRAMENTO

California

JAMES GRINDLE PMH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled86

BANGOR

Maine

AUSTON GRAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

SUMTER

South Carolina

PHILIP SALTIEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

NEW YORK

New York

VIKEN MATOSSIAN M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

HOWELL

Michigan

TROY STILES D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

BILLINGS

Montana

KAY LEWIS M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

HOUSTON

Texas

PRISCILLA YOUNG PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled80

AUGUSTA

Maine

DONALD BALUN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

GORDON WARNER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled78

CULLMAN

Alabama

ROGELIO SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

HENDERSON

Kentucky

ALBERT OKINE PA-C., M.S.P.A.S.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled74

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

RICHARD NAIMARK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

DOVER

New Hampshire

STEPHEN IKEDA M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

PLYMOUTH

Massachusetts

SUBHADEEP BARMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

BANGOR

Maine

DAVID TVERBERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

OWATONNA

Minnesota

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

COLUMBUS

Ohio