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ACYCLOVIR

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.61M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 174 of 3395

$69.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 345 of 3395

639,857
Patients

Rank: 124 of 3395

263,063
Prescribers

Rank: 74 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.04M

2011

1.16M

2012

1.38M

2013

1.53M

2014

1.61M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$22.8M

2011

$24.7M

2012

$55.3M

2013

$76.2M

2014

$69.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$18

2011

$19

2012

$21

2013

$22

2014

$21

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 102,166 241,872 $8.19M
Florida 56,130 138,308 $6.35M
Texas 40,231 90,006 $3.87M
New York 29,961 77,633 $10.5M
Ohio 23,628 58,892 $2.47M
Michigan 24,080 57,307 $3.14M
Washington 18,505 49,397 $1.15M
North Carolina 17,241 46,066 $1.59M
Georgia 17,655 45,849 $1.61M
Arizona 18,543 45,728 $1.11M
Pennsylvania 17,023 44,346 $2.64M
Illinois 17,757 44,283 $1.97M
Missouri 15,251 42,648 $1.22M
Tennessee 17,592 42,526 $1.44M
Oregon 13,567 36,834 $810K
Indiana 15,307 36,749 $1.2M
Colorado 13,668 35,193 $849K
Massachusetts 11,277 33,564 $1.55M
Virginia 11,878 30,064 $1.09M
Wisconsin 9,408 26,950 $703K
Kentucky 11,695 25,877 $1.06M
Alabama 10,604 25,118 $1.22M
Minnesota 9,123 23,641 $810K
South Carolina 9,432 23,491 $711K
Oklahoma 9,097 21,120 $691K
New Jersey 9,369 20,836 $2.25M
Arkansas 7,995 20,736 $605K
Louisiana 8,159 19,784 $792K
Kansas 7,421 19,420 $463K
Nevada 6,951 16,394 $475K
Maryland 6,720 16,140 $934K
Iowa 5,707 15,689 $445K
Mississippi 6,298 14,310 $473K
New Mexico 5,970 13,864 $490K
Connecticut 4,270 11,627 $709K
Utah 4,321 10,437 $268K
Idaho 3,742 9,135 $276K
West Virginia 3,777 9,006 $372K
Nebraska 2,959 8,021 $210K
Maine 2,528 6,609 $270K
New Hampshire 2,154 6,261 $197K
Montana 2,132 5,596 $121K
Hawaii 2,480 5,326 $261K
Rhode Island 1,754 4,918 $217K
Delaware 1,411 3,741 $187K
South Dakota 1,260 3,529 $94.1K
Vermont 1,230 3,188 $91.3K
District of Columbia 1,059 2,743 $128K
North Dakota 1,018 2,661 $72.9K
Wyoming 916 2,157 $69.6K
Alaska 503 1,411 $53.9K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN CARMICHAEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

TUCSON

Arizona

ROBERT BERRYMAN M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled323

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL CUENCA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

AALEYA KOREISHI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled319

ARLINGTON

Texas

SAGAR LONIAL M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled315

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOHN STANSELL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled313

PALM SPRINGS

California

MICHAEL CRAIG M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled313

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

CLAYTON BARBOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

DESERT HOT SPRINGS

California

DANIEL BRENNAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled308

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MARK HIGGINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DEREK BYERS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled291

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

NIKOLETTA LENDVAI M.D., PH.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled286

NEW YORK

New York

CHRISTOPHER DANNER M.D.

Otology Neurotology

Claims Filled286

TAMPA

Florida

MARC GOLDBERG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled286

TULSA

Oklahoma

MICHAEL HAUK PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled279

TAMPA

Florida

GERALD PIERONE MD

Claims Filled276

VERO BEACH

Florida

SHAILENDRA LAKHANPAL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled275

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HANI HASSOUN MD

Hematology

Claims Filled265

NEW YORK

New York

SHASHIKANT DAYA MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, MultiSpecialty

Claims Filled263

EAST POINT

Georgia

CHARLES HARE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled262

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAMES BERENSON M.D.

Claims Filled262

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LEE LISKEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled259

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JONATHAN KAUFMAN M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled258

ATLANTA

Georgia

EMMANUEL LIM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled258

LOS ANGELES

California

GERALD HAMWI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

SHERMAN OAKS

California