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MEPERIDINE HCL

MEPERIDINE HCL/PF

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3,927
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1628 of 3362

$100K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2043 of 3362

2,715
Patients

Rank: 1329 of 3362

579
Prescribers

Rank: 1834 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,290

2011

2,291

2012

2,161

2013

3,929

2014

6,558

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$99.5K

2011

$82.6K

2012

$73.9K

2013

$100K

2014

$98.5K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$8

2011

$14

2012

$12

2013

$10

2014

$5

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 49 193 $13K
Florida 76 100 $1,958
New York 85 $6,057
Massachusetts 68 $8,977
Indiana 62 $1,273
Georgia 29 57 $3,544
Oklahoma 52 $7,455
Utah 50 $2,210
Pennsylvania 45 $6,599
Ohio 41 $677
Texas 12 39 $4,760
Colorado 30 $3,920
Wisconsin 29 $1,200
Nevada 27 $2,556
Arizona 27 $1,005
Nebraska 20 $436
Missouri 20 $567
Mississippi 12 20 $354
Delaware 16 18 $62
Alabama 18 $1,505
New Jersey 18 $2,178
Arkansas 14 16 $139
Washington 15 $1,363
New Mexico 14 $1,706
North Carolina 13 $205
Maryland 12 $2,111
Connecticut 12 $659
Iowa 11 $86
Vermont 11 $69
Virginia 11 $309
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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