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VARIVAX VACCINE

VARICELLA VACCINE LIVE/PF

Varivax (Varicella Vaccine) is a live (but weaken) vaccine that protects against varicella, also known as chickenpox. Allows your body to build memory to protect against the virus, but doesn't cause an actual infection in people with a normal immune system. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Varicella vaccine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1,773
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1954 of 3395

$214K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2193 of 3395

1,439
Patients

Rank: 1594 of 3395

907
Prescribers

Rank: 1704 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

632

2011

925

2012

1,357

2013

1,652

2014

1,775

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$64.6K

2011

$101K

2012

$148K

2013

$185K

2014

$214K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$42

2011

$45

2012

$41

2013

$34

2014

$48

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Mississippi 149 286 $32.3K
California 220 238 $27K
New York 200 219 $24.7K
Texas 114 134 $15.8K
New Jersey 50 59 $7,405
Illinois 48 54 $6,712
Florida 45 53 $6,426
Massachusetts 40 46 $7,207
Georgia 36 42 $4,940
Connecticut 37 41 $4,862
North Carolina 27 31 $5,905
Minnesota 24 30 $3,544
Indiana 24 27 $3,419
Oregon 20 27 $3,188
Ohio 21 26 $3,663
Washington 24 26 $3,223
Arizona 19 25 $3,153
Maryland 21 25 $3,019
Pennsylvania 19 23 $2,814
Michigan 22 23 $2,882
Tennessee 22 23 $2,898
Rhode Island 17 22 $2,446
Iowa 20 20 $2,584
Wisconsin 18 20 $2,801
Colorado 18 20 $2,412
Missouri 17 19 $2,219
New Mexico 16 18 $2,036
Oklahoma 15 $1,770
Louisiana 11 14 $1,616
Alabama 11 12 $1,576
South Carolina 11 $1,421
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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