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LASIX

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

26.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1004 of 3395

$1.29M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1630 of 3395

7,188
Patients

Rank: 1028 of 3395

7,531
Prescribers

Rank: 905 of 3395

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

41K

2011

35.8K

2012

36.6K

2013

29.8K

2014

26.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.09M

2011

$1.09M

2012

$1.34M

2013

$1.3M

2014

$1.29M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$67

2011

$76

2012

$86

2013

$85

2014

$89

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 586 2,066 $106K
Florida 585 2,011 $88K
Pennsylvania 499 1,933 $94.5K
California 472 1,708 $89.2K
New Jersey 465 1,670 $87.7K
Ohio 392 1,475 $74.7K
Texas 436 1,393 $67.8K
South Carolina 246 981 $36.1K
Louisiana 238 908 $34.1K
Illinois 254 898 $40K
Georgia 241 876 $38.2K
North Carolina 227 867 $42.7K
Michigan 266 833 $46.1K
Kentucky 148 658 $29.5K
Indiana 188 656 $33.9K
Massachusetts 152 609 $31.9K
Connecticut 142 584 $27.5K
Virginia 145 560 $26.2K
Missouri 121 478 $24.4K
Tennessee 132 442 $25.8K
Alabama 126 433 $20.3K
Maryland 128 330 $17.6K
Wisconsin 89 328 $19.3K
Minnesota 85 306 $19.3K
Arizona 87 264 $10.2K
West Virginia 83 261 $12.9K
Colorado 64 248 $16.2K
Arkansas 59 245 $10.8K
Oregon 56 232 $11.6K
Mississippi 65 225 $11.7K
Oklahoma 63 197 $9,971
Kansas 43 165 $11K
Washington 50 152 $7,969
Iowa 43 138 $8,786
Nebraska 35 131 $5,834
New Hampshire 27 97 $6,744
Maine 20 84 $6,308
Delaware 27 79 $6,513
Rhode Island 16 78 $2,952
Nevada 21 72 $2,194
District of Columbia 18 69 $3,232
Montana 15 62 $2,291
Utah 17 52 $2,450
North Dakota 12 44 $1,851
South Dakota 12 44 $3,099
Vermont 39 $1,571
Idaho 11 37 $1,503
New Mexico 16 32 $1,361
Hawaii 31 $2,344
Alaska 17 $1,233
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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