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AK-POLY-BAC

BACITRACIN/POLYMYXIN B SULFATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

7,048
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1429 of 3395

$131K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2319 of 3395

4,981
Patients

Rank: 1141 of 3395

3,134
Prescribers

Rank: 1206 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,012

2011

10.8K

2012

10.1K

2013

9,456

2014

7,048

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$219K

2011

$246K

2012

$217K

2013

$178K

2014

$131K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$11

2011

$11

2012

$11

2013

$12

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,003 1,304 $28.1K
Texas 435 557 $9,743
Pennsylvania 269 478 $8,811
New York 253 399 $6,666
North Carolina 185 263 $4,715
Georgia 189 255 $4,090
Florida 171 241 $3,991
Colorado 179 204 $4,581
Missouri 138 202 $3,390
New Jersey 110 197 $3,419
Massachusetts 127 181 $3,418
Ohio 112 178 $3,302
Kentucky 112 168 $2,993
Alabama 97 163 $2,833
Mississippi 111 151 $2,414
Tennessee 118 150 $2,489
Arkansas 101 137 $2,388
Wisconsin 76 136 $2,424
Minnesota 104 133 $2,850
Michigan 61 113 $2,036
Kansas 73 102 $1,991
South Carolina 70 99 $1,594
Oklahoma 72 98 $2,601
Washington 62 89 $1,450
Virginia 47 85 $1,589
Illinois 58 84 $1,447
Nebraska 46 75 $1,436
Indiana 46 73 $1,387
Louisiana 54 70 $1,190
North Dakota 47 61 $1,135
Maryland 35 60 $1,060
Oregon 44 58 $986
West Virginia 32 46 $786
Hawaii 31 44 $844
Iowa 35 41 $721
Arizona 34 37 $585
New Mexico 32 35 $667
Maine 29 34 $577
Delaware 16 33 $567
Montana 30 33 $608
South Dakota 19 29 $566
Connecticut 27 29 $502
Utah 13 17 $267
Idaho 15 15 $231
Nevada 12 $248
New Hampshire 11 $182
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 »

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.