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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

20K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1071 of 3362

$158M
Retail Cost

Rank: 166 of 3362

4,077
Patients

Rank: 1198 of 3362

3,229
Prescribers

Rank: 1189 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12.5K

2011

15.2K

2012

19.3K

2013

20K

2014

17K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$76.9M

2011

$104M

2012

$146M

2013

$158M

2014

$161M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,228

2011

$2,554

2012

$2,602

2013

$2,673

2014

$2,508

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 524 2,614 $20.1M
New York 306 1,547 $12.2M
Florida 291 1,529 $11.6M
Texas 353 1,429 $12.3M
Pennsylvania 185 1,040 $7.68M
Ohio 197 929 $7.34M
Michigan 158 811 $6.5M
Illinois 137 623 $5.22M
North Carolina 115 600 $4.6M
Georgia 130 515 $4.3M
Tennessee 107 506 $4.08M
Arizona 80 425 $3.2M
Missouri 92 418 $3.19M
Minnesota 87 417 $3.09M
Indiana 82 405 $3.68M
Wisconsin 82 397 $3.03M
Alabama 66 343 $2.78M
New Jersey 84 326 $2.8M
Louisiana 72 309 $2.54M
Arkansas 62 302 $2.08M
Virginia 66 295 $2.25M
Massachusetts 74 294 $2.59M
Washington 59 262 $2.23M
South Carolina 62 262 $2.02M
Iowa 39 258 $1.84M
Oregon 53 246 $2M
Connecticut 52 243 $1.89M
Mississippi 45 229 $1.76M
Oklahoma 50 223 $1.64M
Colorado 49 215 $1.64M
Maryland 54 212 $1.71M
Kentucky 47 196 $1.78M
Nevada 31 151 $1.3M
Kansas 39 151 $1.21M
West Virginia 27 118 $921K
Utah 24 112 $797K
Idaho 14 96 $665K
Hawaii 18 89 $610K
Nebraska 18 85 $768K
Rhode Island 14 80 $481K
Maine 15 74 $508K
Montana 12 71 $403K
New Mexico 16 71 $564K
Vermont 11 54 $440K
Delaware 15 51 $499K
South Dakota 50 $267K
New Hampshire 12 41 $432K
District of Columbia 20 $125K
North Dakota 15 $97.8K
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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