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METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

650K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 301 of 3393

$33.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 582 of 3393

108,214
Patients

Rank: 397 of 3393

76,328
Prescribers

Rank: 317 of 3393

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60%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

475K

2012

563K

2013

615K

2014

623K

2015

642K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.1M

2012

$26.1M

2013

$38.5M

2014

$38M

2015

$32.8M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$112

2012

$260

2013

$368

2014

$361

2015

$304

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,889 37,507 $2.33M
Pennsylvania 5,207 34,741 $1.74M
Michigan 5,416 33,628 $1.83M
New York 5,994 31,312 $1.61M
Massachusetts 4,935 31,305 $1.57M
Florida 5,945 30,591 $1.53M
Illinois 4,588 28,026 $1.3M
Ohio 4,535 27,327 $1.32M
Texas 4,882 24,009 $1.25M
North Carolina 4,063 22,704 $1.13M
Wisconsin 2,932 19,191 $989K
Minnesota 2,979 17,203 $996K
Washington 2,990 16,887 $991K
Georgia 2,998 16,264 $777K
Virginia 2,953 16,231 $784K
Missouri 2,691 16,231 $728K
Indiana 2,600 14,946 $670K
Tennessee 2,360 13,443 $694K
Colorado 2,373 13,233 $647K
Maine 1,603 13,046 $721K
Oregon 2,171 11,780 $729K
New Jersey 1,773 11,067 $467K
Maryland 2,025 11,045 $558K
Arizona 2,224 10,927 $586K
Alabama 1,939 10,887 $585K
Iowa 1,615 10,317 $498K
Connecticut 1,657 9,519 $480K
Kansas 1,558 9,390 $405K
South Carolina 1,611 9,253 $443K
Utah 1,391 7,879 $371K
Kentucky 1,395 7,859 $364K
New Hampshire 1,147 7,354 $353K
Louisiana 1,364 7,180 $346K
Nebraska 1,144 7,092 $326K
Oklahoma 1,094 6,236 $320K
Idaho 983 6,074 $330K
Arkansas 1,048 5,887 $301K
Vermont 789 5,669 $307K
West Virginia 784 5,285 $278K
New Mexico 835 4,460 $246K
Rhode Island 658 4,118 $213K
Montana 600 3,896 $197K
Mississippi 719 3,886 $176K
Nevada 540 2,929 $142K
South Dakota 434 2,883 $129K
North Dakota 409 2,583 $138K
Delaware 321 2,057 $102K
Hawaii 269 1,410 $82.4K
Wyoming 201 1,244 $56.1K
District of Columbia 267 1,045 $51.1K
Alaska 132 668 $34.4K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 METHYLPHENIDATE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY LYND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSON

Michigan

KATHERINE CHEEVES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

PRESCOTT

Arizona

JOHN BOLTER PHD

Clinical Neuropsychologist

Claims Filled51

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RICHARD ABRAMS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

CHICAGO

Illinois

KIM GROENJES APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled51

BELLEVUE

Nebraska

DAVID BROWNE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

PETALUMA

California

SHAWN SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RAY MCCARD M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled51

MACON

Georgia

VIVIAN HORTON RN/PC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled51

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

BYRON STROTHER M.D., J.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

MORGANTON

North Carolina

JACKSON DEMPSEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

MEDFORD

Oregon

SAMUEL FADARE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

GLADSTONE

Missouri

STEVEN ANDREWS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

WISCONSIN RAPIDS

Wisconsin

OLUFEMI TAIWO M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

JONESBORO

Georgia

PAUL ARKEMA

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

WESTWOOD

Massachusetts

SHAOTSENG LEE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PEORIA

Illinois

HARRY DELCHER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHITRA CHINNASWAMY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

RIVERSIDE

Missouri

PATRICK ENDERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

SHERWOOD CANTOR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

VILLAGE OF PALMETTO BAY

Florida

STAN KELLAR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SHARON PIPER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled51

BANGOR

Maine

KAREN FOULKE APRN-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled51

CONCORD

New Hampshire

LUIS GIUFFRA MD PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RICHARD KIRKPATRICK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

LONGVIEW

Washington