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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of drugs called DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug).It calms your immune system and blocks the functioning of parasites responsible for malaria. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

10.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1274 of 3395

$4.04M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1231 of 3395

3,731
Patients

Rank: 1227 of 3395

2,209
Prescribers

Rank: 1344 of 3395

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,491

2011

7,245

2012

8,117

2013

11.7K

2014

10.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.4M

2011

$1.58M

2012

$2.3M

2013

$3.44M

2014

$4.04M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$322

2011

$330

2012

$364

2013

$162

2014

$236

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,285 1,967 $629K
New York 199 782 $353K
Florida 167 705 $308K
New Jersey 152 623 $281K
Pennsylvania 132 559 $251K
Texas 153 481 $208K
Georgia 88 402 $148K
Illinois 133 333 $149K
Oklahoma 176 332 $86.3K
Ohio 92 293 $121K
North Carolina 72 283 $95K
Alabama 57 279 $99.1K
Michigan 62 247 $106K
Tennessee 51 207 $80.6K
Massachusetts 49 191 $74.2K
Connecticut 56 189 $79.8K
Washington 68 172 $62.5K
Wisconsin 35 160 $53.3K
South Carolina 32 158 $56.4K
Oregon 112 155 $56.7K
Maryland 36 151 $62.1K
Arizona 62 144 $52.4K
Virginia 35 139 $66K
Missouri 19 113 $40.7K
Kentucky 22 105 $35.4K
Louisiana 26 104 $42.1K
Nebraska 17 90 $27.8K
Rhode Island 11 88 $30.3K
New Mexico 57 87 $23.8K
Indiana 25 86 $30.7K
New Hampshire 20 82 $33.8K
Minnesota 26 79 $32.4K
Arkansas 17 78 $19.9K
Maine 12 49 $26.4K
Vermont 47 $20.7K
Alaska 33 46 $6,793
South Dakota 19 46 $14.7K
Iowa 11 43 $12.7K
Mississippi 15 42 $13.2K
Kansas 40 $14.7K
Colorado 17 33 $11.3K
Hawaii 32 $8,927
West Virginia 27 $9,905
Montana 11 27 $7,280
District of Columbia 26 $11.4K
Delaware 18 $8,094
Nevada 15 $5,623
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.