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CLOPIDOGREL

CLOPIDOGREL BISULFATE

Plavix (Clopidogrel) is an antiplatelet blood thinner. It prevents blood platelets from working, which makes it harder for your body to form blood clots. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

15.2M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 16 of 3362

$341M
Retail Cost

Rank: 79 of 3362

2,766,679
Patients

Rank: 26 of 3362

353,513
Prescribers

Rank: 38 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

8.56M

2012

15.3M

2013

15.2M

2014

15M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$476M

2012

$661M

2013

$341M

2014

$219M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$55

2012

$57

2013

$47

2014

$40

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 245,603 1,267,192 $28.5M
Florida 245,345 1,228,515 $23.3M
Texas 216,919 1,093,354 $24M
New York 197,985 1,073,611 $28.6M
Pennsylvania 144,603 837,829 $21.4M
Ohio 131,462 695,633 $26.8M
Illinois 108,953 571,703 $11.9M
North Carolina 89,827 535,137 $7.98M
Georgia 85,653 512,240 $11M
Michigan 109,590 481,271 $13.9M
Tennessee 84,651 479,538 $8.92M
New Jersey 86,888 420,723 $10.2M
Indiana 73,971 380,997 $10.1M
Kentucky 61,156 373,241 $7.81M
Louisiana 59,996 359,161 $5.12M
Missouri 61,737 356,332 $7.46M
Alabama 56,990 315,753 $5.69M
Virginia 54,822 289,313 $6.19M
South Carolina 48,685 270,907 $5.45M
Arizona 52,852 235,296 $5.15M
Wisconsin 45,879 234,260 $5.79M
Mississippi 35,997 231,722 $3.74M
Arkansas 36,625 228,954 $3.44M
Oklahoma 39,327 202,325 $4.39M
Massachusetts 37,461 195,900 $6.78M
West Virginia 29,901 173,950 $3.62M
Maryland 39,636 172,495 $4.38M
Washington 35,663 170,256 $3.36M
Iowa 25,691 152,663 $2.4M
Minnesota 32,734 147,949 $3.12M
Kansas 24,042 136,679 $3.07M
Connecticut 25,244 123,427 $3.02M
Oregon 22,930 110,213 $2.22M
Colorado 23,473 109,162 $2.57M
Nevada 18,263 81,974 $1.55M
Nebraska 12,891 76,899 $1.29M
Rhode Island 8,539 53,861 $1.08M
Hawaii 10,116 51,418 $2.73M
New Mexico 11,575 51,395 $1.47M
Utah 10,268 44,626 $1.03M
South Dakota 7,682 41,251 $688K
Maine 8,786 38,399 $993K
Idaho 8,147 38,129 $1.06M
North Dakota 7,168 37,544 $562K
Delaware 9,366 36,349 $1.12M
New Hampshire 7,051 33,070 $828K
Montana 5,318 26,271 $427K
District of Columbia 4,141 18,019 $359K
Vermont 3,621 15,974 $361K
Alaska 1,833 11,836 $202K
Wyoming 2,381 11,747 $216K
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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Top prescribers for CLOPIDOGREL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,464

LOS ANGELES

California

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,194

TUCKER

Georgia

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,708

LAREDO

Texas

KISHOR VORA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,620

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JONATHAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,576

LONG BEACH

California

MOUNIR BORNO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,456

LUBBOCK

Texas

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,410

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN CUETO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,337

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,309

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SALIM DAHDAH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,287

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,140

JACKSON

Tennessee

JAESOO PAK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,106

CERRITOS

California

DANNIS HOOD MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,092

RINGGOLD

Georgia

NASSER TEHRANI MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,091

PERRY

Georgia

MOHAMMAD SHOUKFEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,992

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOHN TZENG M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,954

ALHAMBRA

California

ROBERTO SOLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,935

LUBBOCK

Texas

SALVATORE BUTTACI-GUARINO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,930

NEW IBERIA

Louisiana

JUAN KURDI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,919

LUBBOCK

Texas

AYMAN KARKOUTLY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,913

LUBBOCK

Texas

ASAD QAMAR M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,871

OCALA

Florida

CARLOS RODRIGUEZ FIERRO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,824

MARRERO

Louisiana

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,773

GLENDALE

California

ELIE HAGE-KORBAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,772

LEXINGTON

Tennessee

JOSEPH SAMAHA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,770

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee