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ALCOHOL SWAB

ALCOHOL ANTISEPTIC PADS

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

9,647
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1300 of 3362

$37.3K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2046 of 3362

3,640
Patients

Rank: 1220 of 3362

2,602
Prescribers

Rank: 1270 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

33

2011

2,300

2012

7,294

2013

9,647

2014

13K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$127

2011

$9,487

2012

$26K

2013

$37.3K

2014

$44.1K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1

2011

$8

2012

$4

2013

$5

2014

$6

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
California 548 1,683 $6,908
Michigan 444 1,239 $4,197
Illinois 187 796 $2,243
Florida 408 750 $3,578
Massachusetts 283 673 $2,226
Ohio 268 635 $2,333
Tennessee 243 630 $1,781
Washington 231 598 $2,691
Pennsylvania 104 359 $1,077
New York 141 261 $750
Oregon 60 229 $2,344
Texas 68 153 $643
Colorado 66 136 $425
Idaho 39 132 $522
Wisconsin 29 112 $452
Missouri 32 108 $336
Minnesota 38 87 $314
Iowa 37 83 $424
South Carolina 27 75 $388
Georgia 36 72 $230
Indiana 25 71 $240
North Carolina 22 59 $174
New Jersey 22 56 $214
Nebraska 18 54 $182
Virginia 23 40 $123
Kentucky 13 33 $88
Maryland 12 32 $151
Alabama 28 $74
Nevada 23 $80
West Virginia 20 $53
Kansas 20 $81
District of Columbia 18 $53
Hawaii 11 17 $73
Arkansas 17 $55
Utah 13 $602
Arizona 12 $32
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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