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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
DAVID CHU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled80

NEWARK

New Jersey

ALAN SAVEN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled80

LA JOLLA

California

SHIN MINEISHI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled80

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

KATHERINE STEPHANS N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled80

BOSTON

Massachusetts

VAISHALEE KENKRE M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled80

MADISON

Wisconsin

MARK GREINER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled80

IOWA CITY

Iowa

JENNIFER POTTER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled80

DALLAS

Texas

JAMES GOLDMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled80

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

SHERIF FARAG M.D.

Hematology

Claims Filled80

COLUMBUS

Ohio

FAN NY CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled80

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER REYNOLDS MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled80

YPSILANTI

Michigan

STEVEN CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SCOTT GLESMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled80

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

KAREN BOHATY PA-C

Specialist

Claims Filled80

WICHITA

Kansas

EMMA SCOTT MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled80

PORTLAND

Oregon

WILLIAM HOGAN MBBCH

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled80

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

AMITABHA MAZUMDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled80

NEW YORK

New York

CLAUDE SPORTES M.D.

Pediatric HematologyOncology

Claims Filled80

AUGUSTA

Georgia

ANOOP AGGARWAL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled79

CLINTON

Iowa

IRMA CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

FRESNO

California

BRIAN AREY ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled79

PHOENIX

Arizona

JOYCE CHOWSANITPHON N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled79

DUARTE

California

MARTHA ARELLANO MD

Hematology

Claims Filled79

ATLANTA

Georgia

LINDSAY HODGES FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled79

CHICAGO

Illinois

AMBER ESSENMACHER PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled79

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin