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PRIMIDONE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.12M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 220 of 3395

$21.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 679 of 3395

194,639
Patients

Rank: 308 of 3395

91,534
Prescribers

Rank: 268 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

830K

2011

888K

2012

1M

2013

1.06M

2014

1.12M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.8M

2011

$27.3M

2012

$29.3M

2013

$23.8M

2014

$21.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$55

2011

$51

2012

$48

2013

$49

2014

$49

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 19,016 95,445 $1.62M
California 16,002 84,079 $2.15M
Texas 13,882 73,936 $1.41M
New York 9,856 58,112 $1.24M
Ohio 10,022 57,214 $1.24M
Pennsylvania 8,956 55,465 $1.06M
Georgia 6,874 41,462 $676K
North Carolina 7,134 40,374 $679K
Tennessee 7,002 39,652 $657K
Illinois 6,680 38,396 $709K
Michigan 7,461 37,637 $770K
Missouri 5,892 36,038 $643K
Indiana 5,508 30,501 $594K
Alabama 5,471 30,108 $513K
Kentucky 4,660 28,404 $505K
Arizona 4,560 21,309 $430K
Wisconsin 3,595 21,194 $428K
New Jersey 3,878 21,187 $401K
Virginia 3,924 20,755 $407K
Massachusetts 3,088 18,589 $425K
Washington 3,317 18,581 $356K
South Carolina 3,214 17,553 $303K
Arkansas 2,799 17,112 $259K
Louisiana 2,913 16,935 $286K
Mississippi 2,414 14,825 $222K
Iowa 2,283 14,570 $314K
Kansas 2,307 14,280 $260K
Minnesota 2,468 13,375 $348K
Maryland 2,639 13,078 $276K
Colorado 2,457 12,597 $279K
Oregon 2,238 12,284 $291K
Oklahoma 2,279 12,272 $253K
West Virginia 1,949 11,473 $179K
Connecticut 1,580 9,032 $200K
Nevada 1,747 8,499 $158K
Nebraska 1,153 7,605 $151K
Utah 1,016 5,103 $116K
Maine 861 4,595 $114K
New Mexico 889 4,264 $89.1K
Rhode Island 584 4,044 $97.6K
Idaho 767 3,984 $79.5K
New Hampshire 690 3,694 $72.1K
South Dakota 576 3,683 $71.9K
Montana 584 3,348 $61.9K
North Dakota 435 2,668 $62.6K
Delaware 528 2,354 $59K
Wyoming 252 1,468 $24.1K
Hawaii 260 1,439 $42.6K
Vermont 244 1,381 $27.3K
District of Columbia 217 1,049 $25.8K
Alaska 114 1,021 $14K
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 PRIMIDONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MUHAMMAD NAYER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled222

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

CLAUDE FORTIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled221

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

VIRENDRA RANADIVE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled221

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

JAVED IQBAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled220

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

SHIVA NATARAJAN

Neurology

Claims Filled220

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

BLAIR KRELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled220

HOUSTON

Texas

LOVEGILDO GARCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled220

ELIZABETHTOWN

Kentucky

MICHAEL MARESKA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled219

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

JULIE AZIZ NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled219

LIVERPOOL

New York

NANCY FRAPPIER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled219

KOKOMO

Indiana

DMITRIY GRINSHPUN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled218

BROOKLYN

New York

STEPHEN HOWLETT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled218

WACO

Texas

CHENG DU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled218

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

ISRAEL GORINSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled218

BEVERLY HILLS

California

LEWISTON BIRKMANN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled218

LINCOLN

Nebraska

MICHAEL MAYRON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled218

HENDERSON

Kentucky

STEPHEN BURGER M. D.

Neurology

Claims Filled218

EDWARDSVILLE

Illinois

RICARDO PLASENCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled217

MIAMI

Florida

PHILLIP AHN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled216

LOS ANGELES

California

XIAN GU M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled215

OSHKOSH

Wisconsin

RICHARD HEAD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled214

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ALAN DIAMOND DO

Neurology

Claims Filled214

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

MICHAEL BRUEGGEMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled214

JACKSON

Tennessee

RONALD SOUTH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled213

JONESBORO

Arkansas

JONATHAN PEARLSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled211

JASPER

Georgia