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BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN B SULFATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2,686
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1740 of 3362

$52.7K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2025 of 3362

1,821
Patients

Rank: 1469 of 3362

1,286
Prescribers

Rank: 1550 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

189

2012

2,154

2013

2,686

2014

3,488

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$4,435

2012

$47.3K

2013

$52.7K

2014

$66.1K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$11

2012

$11

2013

$13

2014

$12

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 246 361 $7,188
New York 133 219 $4,027
Texas 134 184 $3,302
Pennsylvania 106 170 $3,069
Missouri 96 154 $3,030
Tennessee 76 103 $2,008
Washington 59 97 $2,021
Oregon 62 86 $1,681
Colorado 53 85 $1,551
Oklahoma 55 82 $1,682
Florida 55 77 $1,627
Massachusetts 43 71 $1,637
Kansas 41 68 $1,348
Nebraska 44 68 $1,605
Wisconsin 27 61 $1,246
Ohio 32 56 $1,142
Georgia 41 46 $838
Michigan 25 42 $743
Illinois 24 40 $722
Maine 36 39 $685
South Dakota 20 38 $705
Kentucky 33 36 $755
North Carolina 28 35 $816
Montana 27 31 $666
Iowa 11 30 $520
Virginia 24 29 $503
Indiana 21 27 $525
South Carolina 19 27 $580
West Virginia 23 26 $567
Mississippi 21 25 $549
Idaho 17 24 $489
Minnesota 19 23 $514
New Jersey 20 23 $438
North Dakota 17 21 $428
Vermont 13 19 $307
Arizona 15 16 $269
Alabama 12 15 $269
Maryland 15 $335
Utah 13 $271
Connecticut 13 $298
New Hampshire 12 $223
Hawaii 12 $230
Louisiana 11 $294
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 POLYCIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRANK WASSERMAN OD

Optometrist

Claims Filled62

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri