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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

15.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1139 of 3362

$13.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 744 of 3362

3,083
Patients

Rank: 1251 of 3362

3,579
Prescribers

Rank: 1139 of 3362

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70%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Valium Xanax Klonopin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,185

2011

3,471

2012

15.3K

2013

15.2K

2014

14K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$548K

2011

$1.37M

2012

$7.45M

2013

$13.1M

2014

$27.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$261

2011

$269

2012

$297

2013

$419

2014

$628

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 Jersey 359 1,981 $1.72M
California 427 1,899 $1.54M
New York 328 1,597 $1.62M
Pennsylvania 278 1,320 $1.08M
Ohio 142 756 $669K
Florida 172 731 $615K
Texas 141 632 $577K
Michigan 96 437 $458K
Illinois 88 430 $363K
Georgia 76 395 $249K
North Carolina 78 380 $336K
Massachusetts 72 332 $278K
Virginia 58 317 $265K
Connecticut 69 271 $212K
Indiana 53 255 $214K
Maryland 70 248 $156K
Minnesota 29 211 $169K
Tennessee 42 208 $137K
Alabama 28 206 $168K
Arizona 43 175 $153K
Louisiana 36 160 $94.4K
Kentucky 27 150 $134K
South Carolina 36 146 $203K
Iowa 22 133 $144K
West Virginia 24 133 $117K
Nebraska 11 131 $57.9K
Colorado 28 126 $115K
Rhode Island 13 119 $83.4K
Wisconsin 27 117 $95.8K
Oregon 18 98 $74.4K
Hawaii 16 87 $58.4K
Missouri 21 85 $87.4K
New Hampshire 18 85 $97.9K
Utah 73 $61.2K
Maine 12 71 $82.9K
Washington 17 62 $58.3K
Oklahoma 12 54 $28.6K
New Mexico 13 49 $29.7K
Mississippi 17 45 $40.8K
Nevada 11 44 $47.4K
District of Columbia 11 44 $22.7K
Idaho 11 38 $28.7K
Delaware 13 36 $55.5K
Vermont 35 $43.6K
Kansas 13 34 $15K
South Dakota 29 $44.4K
North Dakota 21 $14.8K
Arkansas 20 $23.3K
Montana 12 $11.2K
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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