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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

18K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1103 of 3395

$22.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 674 of 3395

5,383
Patients

Rank: 1115 of 3395

4,529
Prescribers

Rank: 1071 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,344

2011

9,034

2012

12.6K

2013

14.7K

2014

18K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.74M

2011

$5.34M

2012

$9.39M

2013

$12.8M

2014

$22.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$174

2011

$206

2012

$225

2013

$232

2014

$286

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 481 1,503 $2.08M
California 374 1,495 $1.59M
Texas 421 1,225 $1.67M
New York 361 1,150 $1.53M
Georgia 287 873 $1.09M
North Carolina 276 805 $936K
Pennsylvania 245 794 $860K
Indiana 201 748 $831K
Tennessee 231 721 $962K
New Jersey 177 658 $783K
Kentucky 135 543 $678K
Ohio 163 527 $657K
Louisiana 139 451 $515K
Illinois 144 451 $503K
Virginia 121 390 $478K
Alabama 122 367 $458K
Missouri 123 362 $424K
Michigan 125 354 $470K
Wisconsin 70 350 $366K
Massachusetts 85 335 $388K
Oklahoma 94 331 $372K
Arizona 106 313 $391K
Maryland 100 307 $433K
Oregon 67 288 $307K
South Carolina 96 275 $351K
Connecticut 79 256 $372K
Washington 73 235 $297K
Colorado 68 222 $273K
Kansas 57 191 $267K
Arkansas 43 170 $210K
Idaho 38 145 $168K
Mississippi 52 135 $160K
Nevada 43 132 $153K
West Virginia 24 114 $82.3K
Nebraska 30 103 $117K
Utah 29 101 $135K
Rhode Island 20 85 $165K
New Hampshire 31 76 $122K
Maine 16 73 $104K
Minnesota 21 69 $50.5K
Iowa 28 69 $66.9K
Delaware 18 43 $65.5K
Montana 34 $21.7K
New Mexico 14 27 $32.6K
Vermont 26 $36.8K
North Dakota 17 $26.7K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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