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PHENYLEPHRINE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2,534
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1822 of 3395

$58.9K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2543 of 3395

2,415
Patients

Rank: 1375 of 3395

204
Prescribers

Rank: 2282 of 3395

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44%

of people say

it's worth it

24%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,835

2011

8,619

2012

10.2K

2013

6,668

2014

2,534

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$94.7K

2011

$105K

2012

$153K

2013

$115K

2014

$58.9K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$10

2012

$9

2013

$11

2014

$13

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,842 1,895 $36K
Illinois 220 236 $5,922
Pennsylvania 106 120 $2,980
New York 53 54 $2,099
Maryland 32 35 $710
South Carolina 25 25 $961
Connecticut 22 23 $503
Wisconsin 13 18 $777
Ohio 15 15 $811
Florida 12 $1,169
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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