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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5,554
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1426 of 3362

$22.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 599 of 3362

819
Patients

Rank: 1557 of 3362

750
Prescribers

Rank: 1561 of 3362

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55%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

40%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,215

2011

5,282

2012

4,928

2013

5,554

2014

5,324

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.5M

2011

$16M

2012

$16.3M

2013

$22.9M

2014

$24M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$406

2011

$651

2012

$641

2013

$1,033

2014

$1,309

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 188 1,351 $3.74M
Ohio 42 355 $1.32M
Michigan 47 311 $1.61M
New York 45 235 $1.36M
Illinois 36 220 $1.03M
Virginia 30 214 $906K
Florida 29 211 $977K
Pennsylvania 34 210 $952K
Texas 30 177 $920K
Tennessee 22 165 $652K
Alabama 22 152 $763K
Colorado 22 150 $565K
Washington 22 145 $609K
North Carolina 27 142 $746K
Minnesota 19 136 $615K
South Carolina 17 122 $537K
Missouri 22 118 $411K
Oregon 15 109 $436K
Wisconsin 17 108 $584K
Indiana 17 106 $622K
Kentucky 22 104 $636K
Georgia 19 104 $399K
Maryland 93 $231K
New Jersey 79 $352K
Maine 71 $238K
Connecticut 42 $208K
Arizona 34 $169K
Massachusetts 33 $126K
Louisiana 30 $141K
West Virginia 25 $74.1K
Utah 23 $103K
New Mexico 22 $92.7K
Oklahoma 22 $27.4K
South Dakota 21 $98.3K
Iowa 18 $121K
Kansas 17 $97.6K
Nebraska 14 $63.5K
Delaware 11 $49.4K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.