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LIDOCAINE HCL VISCOUS

LIDOCAINE HCL

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

272K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 474 of 3395

$2.48M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1394 of 3395

178,561
Patients

Rank: 327 of 3395

109,018
Prescribers

Rank: 234 of 3395

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it's worth it

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it worked well

22%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

199K

2011

195K

2012

221K

2013

238K

2014

272K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.33M

2011

$1.97M

2012

$2.14M

2013

$2.19M

2014

$2.48M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$8

2012

$8

2013

$8

2014

$9

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,488 26,748 $277K
Texas 12,776 18,704 $171K
Florida 12,062 17,776 $161K
Pennsylvania 9,548 15,355 $143K
New York 10,006 15,296 $137K
Ohio 7,513 11,493 $110K
North Carolina 6,284 9,397 $89K
Michigan 6,015 9,155 $80K
Tennessee 6,251 9,146 $82.7K
Illinois 5,325 8,009 $71.1K
Georgia 5,224 7,766 $70K
Missouri 4,237 6,553 $58K
Massachusetts 4,238 6,533 $59.7K
Virginia 4,388 6,441 $55.3K
Minnesota 3,683 6,118 $55K
Wisconsin 3,384 5,588 $59.8K
Kentucky 3,414 5,549 $48.6K
Alabama 3,512 5,501 $49.1K
New Jersey 3,636 5,327 $50.1K
Arizona 3,801 5,275 $43.4K
Washington 3,482 5,252 $41.7K
Louisiana 2,825 4,446 $30.3K
Indiana 2,896 4,438 $40K
Maryland 2,937 4,260 $39.9K
Oregon 2,651 4,220 $40K
South Carolina 2,921 4,141 $40.7K
Colorado 2,360 3,664 $38.3K
Connecticut 1,988 2,944 $28.7K
Oklahoma 1,866 2,864 $20.7K
Mississippi 1,694 2,692 $19.6K
Arkansas 1,676 2,537 $18.7K
Iowa 1,580 2,463 $21.4K
West Virginia 1,583 2,459 $21.6K
Kansas 1,504 2,346 $18.5K
New Mexico 1,468 2,031 $16.8K
Nevada 1,387 2,000 $17.3K
Nebraska 1,068 1,951 $17.3K
Maine 1,068 1,840 $17.4K
Utah 1,056 1,564 $14.2K
Idaho 901 1,412 $12.9K
Rhode Island 730 1,113 $10.9K
New Hampshire 642 949 $8,937
Montana 604 910 $7,839
Delaware 632 830 $9,473
North Dakota 401 747 $6,229
South Dakota 457 730 $6,156
Hawaii 504 709 $7,153
Vermont 359 538 $3,643
District of Columbia 244 378 $3,855
Wyoming 254 341 $3,178
Alaska 160 194 $1,468
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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