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VIVITROL

NALTREXONE MICROSPHERES

Vivitrol (Naltrexone) blocks all opioid receptors in your body and prevents you from feeling the effects of opioid medications and alcohol. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Naltrexone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5,914
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1490 of 3395

$7.74M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1007 of 3395

1,512
Patients

Rank: 1572 of 3395

1,128
Prescribers

Rank: 1622 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Methadone Suboxone Naloxone

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,670

2011

2,960

2012

3,573

2013

4,749

2014

5,915

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.1M

2011

$3.47M

2012

$4.1M

2013

$5.64M

2014

$7.74M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$823

2011

$738

2012

$556

2013

$614

2014

$660

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Massachusetts 286 1,148 $1.5M
Ohio 160 537 $700K
Missouri 94 408 $528K
Michigan 81 354 $475K
Pennsylvania 110 345 $449K
Wisconsin 56 274 $355K
New York 72 259 $360K
New Jersey 65 250 $327K
California 66 246 $319K
Maine 36 219 $281K
Tennessee 52 181 $236K
West Virginia 37 158 $204K
Indiana 36 136 $181K
Florida 34 118 $154K
Colorado 25 105 $136K
Connecticut 26 104 $137K
North Carolina 22 71 $92.1K
Texas 18 68 $87.9K
Maryland 25 62 $81.6K
New Hampshire 21 62 $82K
Illinois 24 61 $81.2K
Alaska 14 60 $76.6K
Kentucky 19 57 $73.9K
Arizona 13 53 $69.2K
Washington 14 47 $58.1K
Virginia 17 45 $59.2K
Alabama 11 43 $55.7K
New Mexico 11 41 $53.7K
Minnesota 38 $50.8K
Oregon 38 $51.4K
Nebraska 30 $38.8K
Iowa 28 $35.9K
Georgia 27 $34.9K
Louisiana 25 $32.2K
Arkansas 24 $30.9K
Rhode Island 24 $32.2K
Utah 24 $31.4K
Idaho 23 $30K
South Carolina 22 $28.8K
Vermont 21 $26.9K
Hawaii 18 $25K
Oklahoma 16 $20.5K
Delaware 15 $20.6K
Kansas 11 $14.2K
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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