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VALPROIC ACID

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

125K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 622 of 3362

$4.56M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1025 of 3362

22,523
Patients

Rank: 733 of 3362

21,325
Prescribers

Rank: 603 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

137K

2011

130K

2012

127K

2013

125K

2014

125K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.64M

2011

$5.94M

2012

$5.38M

2013

$4.56M

2014

$4.68M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$56

2011

$54

2012

$49

2013

$57

2014

$60

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 2,980 14,714 $730K
New York 1,575 8,655 $293K
Florida 1,803 8,102 $241K
Texas 1,492 7,661 $265K
Pennsylvania 927 5,314 $174K
Ohio 927 5,273 $195K
Illinois 840 4,824 $180K
North Carolina 725 4,198 $132K
Tennessee 739 4,137 $121K
Virginia 656 4,084 $151K
Georgia 574 3,452 $105K
Michigan 663 3,229 $115K
Washington 483 2,841 $120K
Oklahoma 487 2,773 $97.7K
Massachusetts 449 2,512 $101K
Missouri 456 2,493 $87.8K
Colorado 423 2,281 $100K
Oregon 397 2,241 $92K
Maryland 412 2,228 $76.4K
New Jersey 439 2,156 $66.4K
Arizona 372 1,928 $65.4K
Louisiana 397 1,924 $67.7K
Iowa 275 1,855 $66.8K
Kentucky 357 1,824 $67K
Minnesota 265 1,707 $73K
Wisconsin 283 1,699 $69.8K
South Carolina 330 1,657 $47.8K
Alabama 314 1,621 $47K
Indiana 294 1,594 $57K
Kansas 261 1,494 $55.3K
South Dakota 158 1,322 $53.9K
Arkansas 237 1,275 $39.3K
Connecticut 202 1,157 $39K
Mississippi 196 959 $25.1K
Nevada 192 888 $29.3K
Utah 153 844 $37.9K
New Mexico 175 841 $33.7K
Rhode Island 130 807 $28.7K
Nebraska 105 772 $24.2K
West Virginia 144 705 $23.2K
Maine 132 697 $25.4K
Idaho 105 513 $19.3K
Montana 81 493 $17.1K
New Hampshire 69 403 $12K
Delaware 54 336 $12.7K
Wyoming 38 295 $11.6K
North Dakota 36 258 $9,455
Alaska 26 254 $8,347
Hawaii 55 248 $9,470
Vermont 38 216 $7,588
District of Columbia 56 201 $6,276
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 VALPROIC ACID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHALESH KAUSHAL MD PHD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled361

THE VILLAGES

Florida

BARRY MAYBERRY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled279

HILLSVILLE

Virginia

RAFAEL CRUZ MENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled250

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

CHICAGO

Illinois

MILJAN ROSADO SANTIAGO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled127

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

TUCKER

Georgia

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

BRUCE DUFFY D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled109

SALEM

Oregon

JANET KEATING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

BUTNER

North Carolina

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

BRANDON

Mississippi

STEVE-FELIX BELINGA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled103

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

ROBERT BENDER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled103

DES MOINES

Iowa

STEVEN EISENSTEIN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled100

MADISON HEIGHTS

Virginia

METTE LARSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

RIVERHEAD

New York

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

ARLETHA ANDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled83

DETROIT

Michigan

GARY GRIMES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

PALMDALE

California

ALVIN HOLCOMB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

MELVILLE

New York

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

CHICAGO

Illinois

MARTIN COOPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

VINITA

Oklahoma

PEARL BADER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

RICHMOND

Virginia

NIAZ MOHAMMAD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

PORTAGE

Michigan

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SMYRNA

Georgia

GLENN SHIPLEY D.O.

Preventive Medicine/Occupational Environmental Medicine

Claims Filled76

LUBBOCK

Texas

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

SMYRNA

Georgia