Prescriber Checkup | AXERT

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

AXERT

ALMOTRIPTAN MALATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6,145
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1402 of 3362

$2.83M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1148 of 3362

1,549
Patients

Rank: 1447 of 3362

1,712
Prescribers

Rank: 1392 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,504

2011

5,456

2012

5,990

2013

6,151

2014

4,169

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.54M

2011

$1.8M

2012

$2.33M

2013

$2.84M

2014

$2.16M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$244

2011

$271

2012

$272

2013

$263

2014

$258

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 127 522 $245K
Texas 96 357 $182K
Florida 92 347 $194K
Pennsylvania 83 322 $134K
North Carolina 69 314 $124K
New York 108 309 $146K
Ohio 70 221 $97.9K
Tennessee 41 178 $62.2K
Massachusetts 41 166 $83.8K
New Jersey 46 164 $112K
Louisiana 23 161 $54.6K
Indiana 43 160 $75.1K
Georgia 45 160 $98.6K
Illinois 45 158 $83.9K
Arizona 37 148 $64.4K
Missouri 39 148 $63K
Michigan 46 143 $69K
Washington 40 142 $60.5K
Wisconsin 32 137 $73.1K
Connecticut 25 136 $52.3K
Kentucky 30 125 $64K
Oregon 27 122 $45.1K
Virginia 37 114 $54.3K
Colorado 28 109 $45.9K
Alabama 35 107 $45.1K
Iowa 18 95 $42.2K
Minnesota 30 94 $47.8K
Maine 13 91 $40K
Kansas 16 70 $24.7K
Maryland 21 70 $37K
West Virginia 12 66 $25.9K
Mississippi 15 62 $27.9K
Arkansas 14 54 $22.9K
South Carolina 17 51 $20.6K
North Dakota 50 $15.7K
Utah 17 46 $21K
Oklahoma 15 44 $19.7K
Hawaii 43 $16K
Vermont 42 $18.2K
Montana 41 $13.6K
Nebraska 35 $14.8K
New Hampshire 26 $11.4K
Idaho 25 $8,565
Nevada 22 $9,484
District of Columbia 18 $6,465
Rhode Island 16 $12.2K
New Mexico 16 $8,613
Alaska 13 $3,506
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 AXERT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM NEWMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

HARVEY

Louisiana