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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

720
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2075 of 3362

$386K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1784 of 3362

238
Patients

Rank: 2061 of 3362

232
Prescribers

Rank: 2053 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,233

2011

2,985

2012

1,105

2013

720

2014

492

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.12M

2011

$2.3M

2012

$607K

2013

$386K

2014

$295K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$555

2011

$498

2012

$340

2013

$261

2014

$391

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
Virginia 17 152 $49K
California 22 85 $73.2K
Florida 24 48 $25.9K
Pennsylvania 12 43 $17.1K
New York 35 $7,701
Louisiana 13 34 $22.2K
Georgia 14 33 $13.3K
Texas 18 31 $12.2K
Tennessee 11 21 $6,856
South Carolina 20 $9,131
Illinois 18 $10.3K
North Carolina 14 18 $7,931
Ohio 17 $10K
Missouri 15 $3,284
Massachusetts 15 $8,620
Wisconsin 13 $12.6K
Alabama 12 $13.4K
Nebraska 11 $1,611
Washington 11 $34.8K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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