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CLIMARA

ESTRADIOL

The Climara (estradiol patch) replaces estrogen that your body loses during and after menopause. Higher levels of estrogen help relieve symptoms of menopause and prevent bone loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Climara patch

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

34.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 923 of 3395

$5.05M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1146 of 3395

9,336
Patients

Rank: 958 of 3395

7,768
Prescribers

Rank: 897 of 3395

More info on related drug Climara patch »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

29.3K

2011

30.2K

2012

35.9K

2013

36.5K

2014

34.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.1M

2011

$3.59M

2012

$4.67M

2013

$5.39M

2014

$5.05M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$131

2011

$142

2012

$137

2013

$148

2014

$141

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,672 12,009 $1.5M
Texas 472 1,833 $306K
Colorado 460 1,782 $195K
Pennsylvania 367 1,346 $234K
Florida 345 1,339 $222K
New York 334 1,302 $229K
Georgia 252 1,079 $141K
Washington 269 1,018 $139K
Michigan 294 999 $185K
Ohio 241 992 $174K
Oregon 234 927 $117K
North Carolina 187 764 $129K
New Jersey 164 625 $119K
Virginia 177 604 $96.2K
Indiana 150 556 $94.9K
Illinois 128 545 $99.2K
South Carolina 102 521 $73.4K
Tennessee 133 511 $85.3K
Arizona 119 430 $76.9K
Massachusetts 85 388 $59.9K
Maryland 115 386 $64.7K
Missouri 95 379 $57.8K
Oklahoma 98 353 $56.4K
Kentucky 80 333 $53.7K
Louisiana 70 324 $44K
Wisconsin 73 291 $52.1K
Minnesota 65 263 $53.6K
Connecticut 69 243 $39.5K
Kansas 63 227 $30.1K
Utah 51 191 $29.3K
Hawaii 65 188 $29.1K
Alabama 51 179 $33.3K
New Mexico 47 157 $24.6K
Arkansas 38 153 $22.3K
West Virginia 36 143 $24.2K
Nevada 35 129 $21.7K
New Hampshire 29 125 $20.5K
Iowa 26 106 $14K
Maine 19 85 $15.2K
District of Columbia 20 77 $7,955
Mississippi 17 73 $9,712
Nebraska 15 63 $10.3K
Idaho 17 48 $7,814
Delaware 16 48 $9,896
Montana 17 48 $8,518
Alaska 29 $3,489
Vermont 26 $4,592
North Dakota 19 $3,598
South Dakota 18 $2,754
Rhode Island 16 $2,817
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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