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ELETRIPTAN HBR

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

61.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 777 of 3395

$27.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 605 of 3395

14,363
Patients

Rank: 828 of 3395

13,656
Prescribers

Rank: 723 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

35.5K

2011

39K

2012

53.9K

2013

57.8K

2014

61.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.76M

2011

$11.9M

2012

$18.7M

2013

$22.1M

2014

$27.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$199

2011

$230

2012

$210

2013

$219

2014

$223

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,207 5,238 $2.44M
California 1,098 4,815 $2.19M
Texas 963 3,502 $1.73M
Pennsylvania 706 3,091 $1.26M
Florida 821 3,071 $1.59M
North Carolina 621 2,812 $1.23M
Ohio 505 2,172 $944K
Michigan 482 1,916 $869K
South Carolina 385 1,655 $686K
Arizona 392 1,653 $732K
Missouri 340 1,642 $643K
New Jersey 385 1,551 $833K
Indiana 353 1,530 $682K
Wisconsin 347 1,504 $582K
Tennessee 363 1,398 $609K
Georgia 354 1,378 $572K
Virginia 309 1,361 $601K
Massachusetts 297 1,311 $616K
Alabama 321 1,300 $525K
Illinois 316 1,250 $568K
Minnesota 278 1,238 $567K
Washington 260 1,091 $516K
Kentucky 227 1,089 $412K
Connecticut 223 942 $493K
Maryland 246 859 $381K
Colorado 223 849 $374K
Nebraska 161 805 $316K
Louisiana 211 783 $320K
Oregon 164 685 $332K
Mississippi 185 661 $298K
Iowa 128 580 $218K
Arkansas 152 523 $236K
Oklahoma 145 514 $194K
Kansas 118 513 $225K
Utah 100 467 $201K
Maine 103 461 $333K
West Virginia 102 452 $153K
New Mexico 85 358 $179K
Rhode Island 93 350 $175K
Nevada 95 347 $147K
Idaho 95 308 $151K
New Hampshire 68 290 $114K
Delaware 67 263 $118K
Montana 46 231 $73.8K
North Dakota 43 194 $75K
Alaska 24 171 $61.9K
Vermont 37 164 $68.4K
South Dakota 29 161 $63.6K
Hawaii 35 126 $46.6K
District of Columbia 22 68 $32.4K
Wyoming 13 60 $14.9K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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