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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

4.73M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 72 of 3395

$1.77B
Retail Cost

Rank: 10 of 3395

826,026
Patients

Rank: 107 of 3395

260,790
Prescribers

Rank: 76 of 3395

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47%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

32%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.25M

2011

3.44M

2012

4.11M

2013

4.49M

2014

4.73M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$627M

2011

$767M

2012

$1.07B

2013

$1.4B

2014

$1.77B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$264

2011

$295

2012

$290

2013

$322

2014

$367

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 80,401 407,797 $156M
California 67,025 341,963 $130M
Florida 63,065 311,681 $114M
New York 50,670 276,165 $98.8M
Ohio 34,529 205,575 $77.7M
Pennsylvania 32,875 192,130 $72.1M
North Carolina 32,350 186,980 $69.8M
Tennessee 28,652 170,352 $60.2M
Michigan 32,098 165,125 $67.7M
Georgia 29,504 163,393 $58.2M
Alabama 26,815 155,300 $55.4M
Illinois 27,344 148,592 $56.4M
Indiana 21,605 124,118 $46.2M
New Jersey 24,037 119,996 $44.3M
Missouri 16,677 102,611 $36.8M
South Carolina 18,457 101,598 $37.6M
Louisiana 16,824 96,386 $33.6M
Kentucky 14,936 92,088 $33.7M
Virginia 15,999 87,450 $33.4M
Oklahoma 14,413 85,286 $31.4M
Wisconsin 13,973 83,971 $32.1M
Mississippi 13,843 81,963 $27.7M
Arizona 16,060 76,824 $31.8M
Maryland 15,506 75,328 $30M
Arkansas 11,622 70,800 $25M
Massachusetts 11,631 66,974 $25.8M
Colorado 11,229 62,285 $23.7M
Washington 10,666 60,344 $24.2M
Connecticut 9,726 52,864 $20.3M
Minnesota 9,190 51,384 $21.9M
West Virginia 8,299 50,465 $18.5M
Iowa 6,773 43,936 $15.9M
Oregon 7,679 42,629 $17.5M
Kansas 6,899 42,267 $15.3M
Nebraska 4,767 29,983 $10.3M
Utah 5,168 29,970 $11.4M
Nevada 5,826 27,152 $10.7M
Maine 4,625 24,492 $10.2M
New Mexico 4,791 23,772 $9.81M
Idaho 3,727 21,776 $8.11M
Hawaii 3,347 15,257 $6.06M
Montana 2,526 14,988 $5.45M
New Hampshire 2,662 14,582 $5.82M
North Dakota 2,107 13,160 $4.74M
Delaware 2,629 13,151 $5.48M
South Dakota 2,068 12,641 $4.58M
Rhode Island 1,945 12,011 $4.05M
Vermont 1,693 9,605 $4.11M
District of Columbia 1,897 7,387 $2.71M
Wyoming 1,151 6,237 $2.39M
Alaska 967 5,692 $2.03M
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 LYRICA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,492

EDINBURG

Texas

MARK MURPHY M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,231

DECATUR

Alabama

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,068

TUCKER

Georgia

DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled983

LAUREL

Mississippi

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled941

LOS ANGELES

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled925

LOS ANGELES

California

MORRIS SCHERLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled907

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

RAJBIR MINHAS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled903

CINCINNATI

Ohio

NARINE ARUTYOUNIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled881

GLENDALE

California

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled829

LONGVIEW

Texas

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled769

GLENDALE

California

SUNG-UN PARK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled762

ANAHEIM

California

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled761

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DANIEL THEESFELD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled746

FORT WORTH

Texas

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled734

SPRING HILL

Florida

JESSE LIPNICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled732

GAINESVILLE

Florida

NOEMI SALANG RAMSAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled720

CONWAY

Arkansas

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled713

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled712

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HOANG VU DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled702

LAKE CITY

Florida

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled675

TROUP

Texas

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled674

PARIS

Texas

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled673

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CASILDA BALMACEDA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled670

NEW YORK

New York

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled668

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida