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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.49M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 74 of 3362

$1.4B
Retail Cost

Rank: 12 of 3362

791,060
Patients

Rank: 106 of 3362

251,726
Prescribers

Rank: 79 of 3362

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

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

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
Texas 79,366 394,152 $126M
California 62,775 318,947 $102M
Florida 60,060 296,365 $91.5M
New York 48,986 261,599 $78.9M
Ohio 33,379 197,385 $62.6M
Pennsylvania 30,801 179,453 $55.9M
North Carolina 31,478 179,215 $56.3M
Tennessee 27,589 163,280 $48.3M
Michigan 30,342 155,304 $53.4M
Georgia 27,175 150,288 $45M
Alabama 25,818 149,575 $44.1M
Illinois 26,547 142,730 $45.6M
New Jersey 23,895 118,247 $36.7M
Indiana 20,627 114,783 $36.3M
South Carolina 18,300 99,630 $30.9M
Missouri 15,747 97,264 $29.4M
Louisiana 16,080 92,017 $26.6M
Kentucky 14,503 88,975 $27.4M
Virginia 15,431 82,450 $26.8M
Oklahoma 13,794 81,262 $25.2M
Wisconsin 13,340 78,476 $25.5M
Mississippi 12,833 76,963 $21.7M
Arizona 15,186 72,012 $25M
Maryland 14,193 69,386 $22.8M
Arkansas 11,027 68,346 $20.2M
Massachusetts 10,400 57,816 $19M
Colorado 10,342 56,490 $18.2M
Washington 9,948 56,297 $19M
West Virginia 8,048 49,396 $15.3M
Connecticut 8,878 47,956 $15.1M
Minnesota 8,396 46,913 $17M
Iowa 6,415 41,894 $12.6M
Oregon 6,975 39,121 $13.4M
Kansas 6,261 39,030 $11.9M
Nebraska 4,575 29,198 $8.5M
Utah 4,890 27,918 $8.88M
Nevada 5,354 24,747 $8.18M
Maine 4,336 22,844 $8.03M
New Mexico 4,200 20,520 $7.16M
Idaho 3,347 19,467 $6.06M
Hawaii 3,331 15,322 $5.14M
Montana 2,289 13,896 $4.32M
North Dakota 2,015 12,951 $3.84M
New Hampshire 2,314 12,909 $4.25M
South Dakota 2,003 12,407 $3.68M
Delaware 2,487 12,327 $4.32M
Rhode Island 1,832 11,125 $3.2M
Vermont 1,634 8,992 $3.21M
District of Columbia 1,677 6,659 $2.02M
Wyoming 1,114 6,122 $1.96M
Alaska 914 5,436 $1.68M
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 »

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Top prescribers for LYRICA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled530

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled529

LOS ANGELES

California

BARRY VAUGHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled514

BECKLEY

West Virginia

KEVIN HACKSHAW M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled509

COLUMBUS

Ohio

STEVEN FERGUSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled508

POWELLSVILLE

North Carolina

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled505

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

YAMILET NENINGER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled504

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES KELLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled503

DILLON

South Carolina

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled501

ATHENS

Georgia

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled501

EUPORA

Mississippi

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled498

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled498

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled497

COUNCE

Tennessee

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled492

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RASIK PARMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled490

YEAGERTOWN

Pennsylvania

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled489

HYDEN

Kentucky

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

LUFKIN

Texas

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GILBERTO GASTELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JAMES HENSARLING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled476

FLOWOOD

Mississippi

REGINA THURMAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled474

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

MARK ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled473

EVERGREEN

Alabama

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled471

VOLENTE

Texas

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

LOS ANGELES

California