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PRISTIQ ER

DESVENLAFAXINE SUCCINATE

Used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

557K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 325 of 3395

$171M
Retail Cost

Rank: 166 of 3395

84,752
Patients

Rank: 445 of 3395

56,822
Prescribers

Rank: 384 of 3395

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

527K

2011

547K

2012

595K

2013

576K

2014

557K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$78.9M

2011

$95.3M

2012

$124M

2013

$146M

2014

$171M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$332

2011

$385

2012

$392

2013

$425

2014

$472

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 9,127 57,784 $17.6M
California 6,255 38,653 $12.4M
Florida 5,907 33,364 $10.8M
New York 4,694 31,428 $9.85M
Ohio 3,928 25,680 $7.67M
North Carolina 3,577 23,451 $7.09M
Missouri 3,094 22,085 $6.06M
Tennessee 3,220 20,559 $6.21M
Michigan 3,376 20,092 $6.5M
Indiana 2,911 18,432 $5.57M
Pennsylvania 2,579 16,740 $5.21M
Louisiana 2,288 15,648 $4.23M
Georgia 2,402 15,473 $4.6M
New Jersey 2,247 13,235 $4.34M
South Carolina 1,992 13,087 $4.26M
Alabama 2,027 13,005 $3.89M
Illinois 2,050 12,383 $4.02M
Virginia 1,897 11,728 $3.71M
Mississippi 1,508 11,107 $2.98M
Kentucky 1,719 10,553 $3.23M
Kansas 1,335 9,775 $2.63M
Oklahoma 1,433 8,393 $2.7M
Connecticut 1,259 7,613 $2.47M
Wisconsin 1,070 7,223 $2.23M
Arizona 1,271 7,140 $2.42M
Maryland 1,275 6,832 $2.53M
Minnesota 948 6,237 $1.96M
Massachusetts 973 6,231 $1.97M
Iowa 784 6,175 $1.67M
Colorado 1,019 6,140 $1.93M
Washington 981 6,139 $1.98M
Arkansas 901 6,012 $1.68M
Nebraska 806 5,939 $1.68M
Oregon 765 4,659 $1.54M
West Virginia 744 4,609 $1.46M
Utah 501 3,233 $974K
Idaho 480 3,220 $919K
Nevada 475 2,717 $842K
Montana 274 2,081 $583K
Maine 345 1,923 $655K
New Mexico 324 1,753 $576K
New Hampshire 269 1,629 $511K
Rhode Island 189 1,395 $398K
Delaware 272 1,319 $539K
South Dakota 187 1,290 $361K
Hawaii 215 1,258 $456K
North Dakota 188 1,250 $348K
Wyoming 180 1,109 $349K
Vermont 152 994 $343K
Alaska 99 836 $201K
District of Columbia 108 547 $171K
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 PRISTIQ ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES TANDY M.D.

Claims Filled158

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DAVID SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

SACRAMENTO

California

UMESH CHAKUNTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

DUBUQUE

Iowa

BRIAN SULLIVAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled154

POLAND

Ohio

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

STEELE

Missouri

ARMAND SCHACHTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LARRY CUMMINS MD PC

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

SHELBY

North Carolina

MICHAEL OSSIAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

STERLING

Michigan

DAMASO OLIVA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

LUFKIN

Texas

ALEKSANDR GAZAROV M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

SANTA TERESA

New Mexico

STEVEN KORY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

JOPLIN

Missouri

JENNIFER RICHARDSON P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled150

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

JOYCE BEHLING APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled150

OSWEGO

New York

JOE LEVERETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

ALTUS

Oklahoma

MICHAEL EGGER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled149

OMAHA

Nebraska

JEAN BOGA ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled147

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

JOSE RODRIGUEZ CAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

PAUL NAUSIEDA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled147

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

THERESA BELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

GALLOWAY

New Jersey

EMMALYN BADY-MCDOWELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

DOTHAN

Alabama

JOSEPH ROBERTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled144

GRENADA

Mississippi

UMAMAHESWARA MARUVADA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled144

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ROSA GONZALEZ P.A

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled143

MCALLEN

Texas

RAMON SANCHEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled143

SAN ANTONIO

Texas