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BOTOX

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

17K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1125 of 3395

$20.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 698 of 3395

8,025
Patients

Rank: 994 of 3395

3,171
Prescribers

Rank: 1202 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,587

2011

7,421

2012

10.9K

2013

13.8K

2014

17K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.61M

2011

$8.63M

2012

$12.6M

2013

$16.5M

2014

$20.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$377

2011

$308

2012

$327

2013

$371

2014

$419

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 869 1,734 $1.92M
Pennsylvania 762 1,598 $1.95M
Arizona 665 1,547 $2.1M
New York 747 1,525 $1.71M
Massachusetts 590 1,371 $1.73M
Texas 507 1,029 $1.24M
California 479 994 $1.15M
New Jersey 389 836 $1.1M
Connecticut 246 540 $700K
North Carolina 233 526 $598K
Georgia 214 433 $509K
Tennessee 195 404 $539K
Ohio 190 396 $454K
Virginia 157 359 $468K
Colorado 155 327 $409K
Rhode Island 112 274 $358K
Illinois 142 241 $273K
Indiana 114 241 $318K
Kentucky 99 230 $319K
Alabama 102 229 $283K
Louisiana 91 184 $248K
Oklahoma 72 176 $176K
Maryland 89 176 $243K
Missouri 81 176 $203K
Wisconsin 72 150 $200K
South Carolina 58 135 $172K
Washington 67 120 $124K
Arkansas 69 102 $113K
Michigan 50 96 $111K
Hawaii 41 90 $94K
New Hampshire 35 69 $89.9K
Kansas 34 68 $98.7K
Maine 36 68 $103K
Vermont 29 66 $72.1K
Utah 34 61 $70.4K
West Virginia 33 58 $67.7K
Nevada 38 56 $59.6K
New Mexico 27 52 $56K
Oregon 25 46 $49.5K
Iowa 14 29 $36.3K
Nebraska 12 23 $27.6K
District of Columbia 11 21 $29.3K
Minnesota 19 $18.9K
Montana 14 $26.8K
Delaware 13 $25.3K
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 BOTOX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTINA KWASNICA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled186

PHOENIX

Arizona

W NOLAND MD

Neurology

Claims Filled147

TUCSON

Arizona

ERIC EROSS DO

Neurology

Claims Filled145

PHOENIX

Arizona

HAMID SAMI MD, MSC

Neurology

Claims Filled125

MERIDEN

Connecticut

PAUL MATHEW M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled111

CAMBRIDGE

Massachusetts

MATTHIAS LINKE D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled103

PHOENIX

Arizona

FRANCISCO VALDIVIA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled101

TUCSON

Arizona

SAMIR AL-KABBANI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled100

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JESSICA MEIR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled91

LOS ANGELES

California

HERBERT MARKLEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled70

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

SWARAJ SINGH M.D

Vascular Neurology

Claims Filled68

PHOENIX

Arizona

REBECCA MILHOLLAND M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled67

TUCSON

Arizona

MASON GASPER DO

Neurology

Claims Filled66

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

KATHERINE WANG MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled66

CAMBRIDGE

Massachusetts

STEVEN BROMLEY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled64

AUDUBON

New Jersey

JUAN LACAYO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled64

LOGANVILLE

Georgia

MATTHEW ENGELBRECHT M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled60

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

PETER KONIECZNY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled59

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

POOIA FATTAHI MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled58

MIDDLEBURY

Connecticut

GARY BORODIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled55

QUINCY

Massachusetts

MARGERY MARK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled53

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

GEORGE WANG M.D

Neurology

Claims Filled51

MESA

Arizona

CHADWICK WALTERS DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky