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LYRICA

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

4.11M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 80 of 3238

$1.07B
Retail Cost

Rank: 14 of 3238

738,891
Patients

Rank: 108 of 3238

241,045
Prescribers

Rank: 78 of 3238

User Reviews of LYRICA »

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 73,752 362,079 $96.7M
California 57,236 283,640 $76.4M
Florida 57,192 275,959 $71.4M
New York 46,765 243,158 $61.3M
Ohio 33,051 188,427 $50.2M
North Carolina 29,076 165,362 $43.7M
Pennsylvania 28,679 164,166 $42.6M
Tennessee 26,153 150,155 $37.8M
Michigan 28,660 142,776 $41M
Alabama 24,752 141,539 $34.4M
Georgia 25,589 138,643 $34.4M
Illinois 24,110 129,738 $34.2M
New Jersey 23,370 113,235 $29.2M
Indiana 18,390 100,328 $26.8M
Louisiana 15,635 89,154 $21.4M
Missouri 14,231 86,935 $21.9M
Kentucky 14,048 84,171 $21.6M
South Carolina 15,208 82,070 $21.2M
Oklahoma 12,767 74,231 $19.2M
Virginia 13,960 73,240 $20M
Mississippi 12,154 71,803 $16.8M
Wisconsin 12,006 70,430 $19M
Arkansas 10,598 64,744 $15.9M
Arizona 13,650 63,455 $18.5M
Maryland 12,179 57,818 $15.6M
Washington 9,084 51,490 $14.4M
Massachusetts 9,158 51,264 $14M
Colorado 8,925 49,785 $13.1M
West Virginia 8,038 47,566 $12.3M
Connecticut 8,053 42,701 $11.3M
Minnesota 7,481 41,986 $12.8M
Iowa 6,053 39,308 $9.78M
Kansas 5,819 35,405 $9.01M
Oregon 6,303 35,188 $9.96M
Nebraska 4,248 27,468 $6.67M
Utah 4,606 25,760 $6.87M
Nevada 4,786 21,551 $6.03M
Maine 3,965 21,035 $6.19M
New Mexico 3,709 17,971 $5.24M
Idaho 2,961 17,788 $4.63M
Hawaii 3,129 14,164 $3.95M
Montana 2,236 13,682 $3.46M
North Dakota 1,912 12,315 $2.96M
South Dakota 1,829 11,474 $2.78M
New Hampshire 2,053 11,407 $3.14M
Delaware 2,332 11,202 $3.27M
Rhode Island 1,708 10,168 $2.52M
Vermont 1,415 7,956 $2.39M
District of Columbia 1,479 5,844 $1.52M
Wyoming 929 5,112 $1.33M
Alaska 814 4,507 $1.24M
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 LYRICA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled585

TROUP

Texas

JANESSA MELTON APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled579

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled576

DECATUR

Alabama

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled575

LOS ANGELES

California

MORRIS SCHERLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled573

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

LOS ANGELES

California

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled556

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

WILLIAM RHODES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled554

UNION POINT

Georgia

KEVIN HACKSHAW M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled546

COLUMBUS

Ohio

STEVEN FERGUSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled545

POWELLSVILLE

North Carolina

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled544

MISSION

Texas

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled541

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled541

COUNCE

Tennessee

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled535

ARLINGTON

Texas

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled530

SPRING HILL

Florida

SHAILESH UPADHYAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled528

ANNISTON

Alabama

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled528

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled526

PARIS

Texas

YIU TING CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled522

LOS ANGELES

California

LESLY POMPY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled521

MONROE

Michigan

ANDREW KOWAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled514

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled511

STOW

Ohio

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled510

HOUMA

Louisiana

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled507

ATHENS

Georgia

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled490

LOS ANGELES

California