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ZOLOFT

SERTRALINE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

27.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 971 of 3362

$9.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 836 of 3362

5,473
Patients

Rank: 1087 of 3362

6,106
Prescribers

Rank: 970 of 3362

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

29.3K

2011

28.4K

2012

28.8K

2013

27.9K

2014

26.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.88M

2011

$6.85M

2012

$8.09M

2013

$9.2M

2014

$10.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$322

2011

$380

2012

$371

2013

$395

2014

$443

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 561 2,999 $1.02M
California 487 2,317 $753K
New Jersey 422 2,034 $749K
Florida 405 1,797 $587K
Pennsylvania 312 1,729 $545K
Massachusetts 285 1,529 $445K
Texas 274 1,239 $421K
Ohio 239 1,181 $400K
North Carolina 173 989 $331K
Georgia 137 738 $209K
Michigan 158 681 $285K
Illinois 143 662 $204K
Wisconsin 108 623 $225K
Minnesota 115 614 $236K
Tennessee 96 558 $160K
Arizona 100 500 $157K
Missouri 88 499 $148K
Connecticut 108 487 $169K
Virginia 104 469 $163K
Kentucky 78 422 $135K
Indiana 89 418 $149K
Louisiana 70 403 $102K
Washington 81 371 $121K
Maryland 86 365 $138K
South Carolina 78 337 $104K
New Hampshire 50 310 $102K
Alabama 52 301 $73.5K
Colorado 61 296 $104K
Oregon 48 266 $92.3K
Oklahoma 64 253 $71.6K
Maine 45 233 $97.6K
Kansas 38 190 $67K
Arkansas 22 179 $44.9K
Iowa 30 165 $45.6K
West Virginia 32 165 $54.7K
New Mexico 27 136 $44.6K
Vermont 21 127 $42.3K
Rhode Island 21 111 $34.9K
Utah 26 104 $41K
Nevada 26 100 $39.9K
Montana 19 96 $25.9K
Mississippi 20 78 $30.6K
District of Columbia 11 75 $25.2K
Hawaii 16 74 $25.2K
North Dakota 13 73 $17.8K
Delaware 18 69 $35.4K
Nebraska 12 64 $18.3K
Idaho 13 60 $16.1K
South Dakota 50 $13.3K
Wyoming 20 $11.1K
Alaska 17 $5,186
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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