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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 132 of 3395

$25.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 622 of 3395

301,428
Patients

Rank: 234 of 3395

88,151
Prescribers

Rank: 281 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

2.27M

2011

2.36M

2012

2.4M

2013

2.39M

2014

2.37M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.1M

2011

$17.5M

2012

$21.5M

2013

$24.9M

2014

$25.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$27

2011

$26

2012

$29

2013

$35

2014

$41

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 29,838 224,897 $2.74M
New York 24,814 186,455 $1.94M
Florida 20,902 140,980 $1.59M
Pennsylvania 16,398 127,206 $1.36M
Texas 19,009 123,565 $1.36M
Ohio 14,672 116,160 $1.28M
Illinois 12,232 91,018 $1.13M
Michigan 11,604 85,478 $874K
North Carolina 11,300 82,083 $882K
New Jersey 9,352 75,121 $801K
Massachusetts 9,272 70,248 $720K
Missouri 8,459 68,712 $758K
Georgia 9,334 65,816 $632K
Tennessee 8,668 59,767 $630K
Maryland 6,819 53,296 $579K
Virginia 7,436 52,671 $565K
Indiana 6,410 48,517 $578K
Alabama 6,696 44,672 $507K
Wisconsin 5,351 44,412 $493K
Louisiana 5,995 40,976 $434K
Connecticut 5,054 39,623 $405K
Arizona 5,465 37,611 $379K
South Carolina 5,149 37,321 $417K
Washington 4,904 36,698 $425K
Mississippi 5,141 35,149 $345K
Minnesota 4,414 34,355 $392K
Kentucky 4,453 30,807 $353K
Iowa 3,505 27,778 $301K
Oregon 3,162 23,858 $266K
Colorado 3,299 23,030 $283K
Arkansas 3,341 22,915 $239K
Kansas 2,873 21,686 $245K
Oklahoma 2,787 18,923 $199K
West Virginia 2,216 15,789 $164K
Nebraska 1,988 15,522 $163K
Maine 1,610 11,167 $141K
Nevada 1,812 11,101 $115K
New Mexico 1,829 11,038 $121K
Utah 1,463 10,561 $131K
Rhode Island 1,331 10,221 $114K
Idaho 1,313 9,375 $103K
Delaware 1,167 8,602 $99.1K
New Hampshire 1,133 8,219 $78.1K
District of Columbia 1,263 7,049 $71.7K
Alaska 466 6,168 $44.6K
Hawaii 901 6,068 $71.1K
North Dakota 684 5,010 $50K
Montana 654 4,765 $53.1K
South Dakota 611 4,700 $49.7K
Vermont 566 3,887 $40.7K
Wyoming 316 2,147 $24.7K
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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Top prescribers for BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ENRIQUE CASUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,148

MIAMI

Florida

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,948

COLUMBIA

Missouri

VICENTE LIM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,878

ROSELLE

New Jersey

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,620

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,597

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ROBERT BALDWIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,491

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

REMIGIO VILLEGAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,439

TITUSVILLE

Florida

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,418

SACRAMENTO

California

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,369

OPELIKA

Alabama

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,363

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

THEODORE WILF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,252

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WOLFRAM GLASER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,251

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SYLVIA LAGDAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,249

TACOMA

Washington

PATRICIA ST. MARIE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,211

TROY

Michigan

JOHN WEINSTEIN

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,180

GARDEN GROVE

California

ANNE DUNN R.N., A.P.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,156

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ANN YATES ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,141

ANCHORAGE

Alaska

WILLIAM WELCH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,126

JACKSON

Mississippi

JILL SCHMIDT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled1,107

LONG BEACH

California

TERRI STEELE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,096

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

KOTI MANNEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,087

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

RIFFAT QURESHI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,085

ORLANDO

Florida

BUNTEE CO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,075

FEWTUS

Missouri

TIMOTHY THOMPSON DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

WENTZVILLE

Missouri

NAZIR CHAUDHARY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,070

RICHMOND

Virginia