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Name-Brand Prescribing

Updated: June 2015

Below are prescribing tallies by state for primary-care specialties, which include internal medicine, family medicine and general medicine doctors. The table shows dispensing rates for name-brand drugs and the percentage of prescriptions that went to low-income patients. Specialties are self-reported by doctors in the National Provider Identifier system. This chart only includes those doctors who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug in Medicare Part D in 2013.

State Total Claims Brand Name Drug Claims Low Income Subsidy Claims % Brand Name Drugs % Low Income Subsidy
562,429 136,142 410,046 24% 73%
18,523,347 3,609,041 9,425,562 19% 51%
10,522,685 2,116,020 5,555,123 20% 53%
11,334,991 2,362,410 4,239,321 21% 37%
74,191,027 17,188,029 36,448,162 23% 49%
8,051,954 1,676,496 3,082,771 21% 38%
7,492,167 1,898,105 4,134,234 25% 55%
717,069 178,216 495,339 25% 69%
1,939,987 471,529 791,646 24% 41%
57,505,828 12,496,255 26,746,867 22% 47%
24,643,650 5,466,555 12,627,336 22% 51%
2,641,996 634,284 1,022,894 24% 39%
10,216,627 2,003,780 3,676,367 20% 36%
3,248,113 636,027 1,339,586 20% 41%
27,796,262 5,968,149 13,193,929 21% 47%
18,506,704 4,123,239 7,875,314 22% 43%
8,407,684 1,745,256 3,216,165 21% 38%
17,070,467 3,825,271 8,801,966 22% 52%
13,406,713 3,085,242 7,164,015 23% 53%
15,365,456 2,950,548 8,261,369 19% 54%
7,764,419 1,765,156 3,741,352 23% 48%
3,623,433 766,886 2,309,980 21% 64%
26,444,557 5,539,677 11,018,032 21% 42%
12,334,738 2,202,813 4,786,495 18% 39%
20,369,510 4,259,503 9,240,826 21% 45%
9,931,968 2,181,129 5,890,585 22% 59%
2,156,895 433,192 890,308 20% 41%
28,312,104 6,427,333 12,837,361 23% 45%
1,982,184 402,800 697,008 20% 35%
5,387,871 1,140,615 1,988,040 21% 37%
2,415,848 515,344 1,033,750 21% 43%
16,597,633 4,640,340 7,755,259 28% 47%
3,489,021 694,873 1,580,079 20% 45%
4,728,441 880,021 1,636,557 19% 35%
44,974,841 12,186,842 25,763,373 27% 57%
36,443,908 7,733,760 15,398,476 21% 42%
10,380,814 2,245,834 4,788,097 22% 46%
9,472,894 1,803,099 3,437,459 19% 36%
42,044,420 9,200,356 18,057,531 22% 43%
14,080,749 2,589,877 428,230 18% 3%
3,310,177 635,382 1,502,562 19% 45%
12,497,386 2,737,660 6,250,047 22% 50%
2,415,137 471,942 930,747 20% 39%
20,997,410 4,424,894 10,324,863 21% 49%
49,076,922 11,656,119 23,536,711 24% 48%
3,697,333 736,781 1,196,670 20% 32%
16,794,540 3,590,544 7,425,987 21% 44%
1,441,919 297,123 773,089 21% 54%
12,451,861 2,421,858 5,309,074 19% 43%
14,882,639 2,958,199 6,195,504 20% 42%
7,614,561 1,690,606 3,750,102 22% 49%
945,475 210,780 389,497 22% 41%