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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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PAROXETINE HCL

Paxil (Paroxetine) is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressant. It increases serotonin activity in the brain, which regulates mood. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

16.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1117 of 3362

$4.21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1045 of 3362

3,221
Patients

Rank: 1236 of 3362

3,637
Prescribers

Rank: 1135 of 3362

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

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

12.2K

2011

13.6K

2012

15.8K

2013

16.3K

2014

16.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.23M

2011

$2.8M

2012

$3.72M

2013

$4.21M

2014

$4.59M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$270

2011

$319

2012

$316

2013

$335

2014

$371

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 373 1,864 $480K
New York 308 1,553 $382K
New Jersey 242 1,219 $321K
Florida 263 1,168 $286K
Pennsylvania 208 964 $245K
Texas 144 622 $164K
Ohio 129 598 $172K
North Carolina 106 585 $135K
Michigan 112 535 $175K
Massachusetts 89 516 $129K
Virginia 80 471 $123K
Illinois 92 437 $114K
Minnesota 73 433 $133K
Wisconsin 58 374 $99.4K
Georgia 71 352 $81.1K
Maryland 64 329 $93.1K
Oregon 48 312 $74.2K
Washington 58 303 $75.8K
Indiana 63 278 $71.7K
Tennessee 43 263 $65K
Connecticut 55 250 $65.8K
Missouri 49 238 $55K
Kentucky 51 224 $46.7K
Arizona 59 223 $63.6K
Alabama 39 208 $43.6K
Iowa 24 184 $43.1K
Louisiana 35 180 $38.5K
Colorado 41 166 $40.1K
South Carolina 28 152 $36.3K
Maine 22 129 $51.1K
Oklahoma 20 105 $27.5K
West Virginia 20 102 $33.6K
New Hampshire 18 82 $20K
North Dakota 77 $30.1K
Utah 15 73 $22.6K
Vermont 13 67 $16.4K
Montana 13 66 $11.6K
Kansas 13 58 $12K
New Mexico 12 53 $12.4K
Rhode Island 49 $16.2K
Mississippi 11 45 $11.3K
Nevada 12 45 $11.1K
South Dakota 43 $8,430
Idaho 35 $7,869
Alaska 32 $5,663
Arkansas 29 $8,536
Delaware 29 $9,532
Hawaii 28 $7,737
Nebraska 17 $3,594
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 PAXIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHAWNA RIDDLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

SANTA CRUZ

California