Prescriber Checkup | ZMAX

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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AZITHROMYCIN

Zithromax (Azithromycin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Azithromycin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

379
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2387 of 3362

$48.5K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2397 of 3362

268
Patients

Rank: 2180 of 3362

225
Prescribers

Rank: 2207 of 3362

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,805

2011

1,678

2012

643

2013

379

2014

99

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$347K

2011

$155K

2012

$81.8K

2013

$48.5K

2014

$13.1K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$55

2011

$62

2012

$74

2013

$69

2014

$62

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 41 85 $9,856
Texas 39 54 $6,403
Michigan 26 $3,016
Florida 21 23 $6,315
California 16 16 $2,248
Ohio 14 16 $1,954
New Jersey 11 16 $1,809
Louisiana 13 $1,590
Georgia 11 13 $1,516
Pennsylvania 12 $1,696
Indiana 11 $1,244
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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