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PENICILLAMINE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2,313
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1862 of 3395

$29.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 577 of 3395

447
Patients

Rank: 2028 of 3395

407
Prescribers

Rank: 2017 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3,368

2011

3,307

2012

3,141

2013

2,669

2014

2,313

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.85M

2011

$2.09M

2012

$4.12M

2013

$10.8M

2014

$29.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$495

2011

$564

2012

$755

2013

$1,176

2014

$2,500

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 44 226 $4.06M
Pennsylvania 34 209 $2.75M
Massachusetts 33 204 $1.89M
New York 27 159 $2.63M
Florida 79 135 $710K
Ohio 24 135 $1.58M
North Carolina 118 $1.04M
New Jersey 19 82 $1.22M
Missouri 77 $1.02M
Illinois 14 74 $809K
Texas 13 59 $715K
Kentucky 13 58 $879K
Michigan 57 $583K
Virginia 43 $329K
Maine 43 $589K
Georgia 41 $397K
Louisiana 38 $297K
District of Columbia 35 $295K
Colorado 31 $791K
Iowa 29 $373K
Oregon 29 $362K
Indiana 26 $672K
Arizona 26 $254K
Mississippi 25 $169K
Arkansas 24 $787K
Oklahoma 24 $265K
Maryland 23 $311K
Tennessee 22 $164K
Nevada 21 $287K
Washington 20 $251K
Rhode Island 18 $291K
Wisconsin 15 $315K
Hawaii 15 $280K
Nebraska 14 $72.3K
Wyoming 13 $190K
Connecticut 13 $393K
Delaware 13 $72.8K
Minnesota 12 $248K
Alaska 11 $220K
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 CUPRIMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALLAN RAMEY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

LANCASTER

Massachusetts