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BICILLIN L-A

PENICILLIN G BENZATHINE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5,089
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1453 of 3362

$1.59M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1269 of 3362

2,727
Patients

Rank: 1289 of 3362

2,102
Prescribers

Rank: 1327 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,547

2011

4,357

2012

4,930

2013

5,089

2014

5,515

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$923K

2011

$926K

2012

$1.26M

2013

$1.59M

2014

$2.11M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$98

2011

$91

2012

$96

2013

$119

2014

$155

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
New York 548 936 $347K
Florida 367 536 $164K
California 201 357 $186K
Texas 165 334 $74.5K
New Jersey 138 210 $108K
Massachusetts 59 152 $60.5K
Louisiana 66 129 $31.8K
Pennsylvania 58 125 $39.4K
Connecticut 42 114 $57.2K
Georgia 69 113 $28.3K
North Carolina 48 111 $52.8K
Michigan 48 104 $25.6K
Illinois 62 92 $20.3K
Virginia 29 76 $30.8K
Maryland 38 69 $19.7K
Minnesota 17 57 $13.3K
Arizona 23 56 $11.8K
Rhode Island 13 51 $16.9K
Ohio 22 50 $9,489
Indiana 22 49 $17.7K
Tennessee 18 44 $9,795
Kentucky 13 44 $4,744
Oklahoma 40 $9,553
Missouri 18 37 $17.9K
New Mexico 23 33 $4,669
Mississippi 18 32 $9,333
South Carolina 13 29 $6,036
Washington 11 29 $31.9K
West Virginia 22 $3,333
Arkansas 14 22 $6,610
Maine 21 $11.4K
Montana 19 $1,596
Alabama 19 $3,361
Iowa 17 $1,499
Oregon 14 $7,554
New Hampshire 11 $7,732
Delaware 11 $3,225
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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