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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
RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled666

PEORIA

Arizona

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled659

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled652

ARLINGTON

Texas

FRED DEFRANCESCH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled652

LA PLACE

Louisiana

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled649

LOS ANGELES

California

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled646

MCALLEN

Texas

LESLY POMPY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled638

MONROE

Michigan

ARTHUR HERNANDEZ M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled627

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

NOEMI VARELA-ROSARIO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled627

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled627

BRANDON

Mississippi

PHILIP DOH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled623

LOS ANGELES

California

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled619

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled617

DECATUR

Alabama

CARL D'AGOSTINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled609

MIDLAND

Texas

THOMAS LACKEY

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled606

GADSDEN

Alabama

WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled603

LOS ANGELES

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled602

LOS ANGELES

California

STUART GROSS MEDICAL DOCTOR

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled601

MCCOMB

Mississippi

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled594

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled569

LOS ANGELES

California

RASSAN TARABEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled558

DAPHNE

Alabama

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled550

EDINBURG

Texas

WILLIAM SHERGY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled550

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled548

LOS ANGELES

California

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled542

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas