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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
SANDRA ST. GERMAIN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled139

BANGOR

Maine

RAUL GUERRERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled138

GROSSE POINTE FARMS

Michigan

RAE WISLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled138

VANCOUVER

Washington

DAVID HARVEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled138

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DAVID KURISH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

SHARON

Connecticut

JUDITH TIETZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

TOWNSHEND

Vermont

JOHN DIRKSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled137

EVANS

Georgia

LALITH MISRA DO PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled136

MARION

Ohio

SUSANNE BOYD PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled136

KENTWOOD

Michigan

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled136

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MELINDA MORISSETTE PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled135

BANGOR

Maine

JUNAID SYED M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled135

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID KASS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

EAST GREENWICH

Rhode Island

DAVID SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

SACRAMENTO

California

VINCENT PAOLONE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

BOARDMAN

Ohio

MOHAMAD OCH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ROBERT FAWCETT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled134

PETOSKEY

Michigan

EDWARD ERBE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

SAN DIEGO

California

THOMAS MAGNUSON MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

OMAHA

Nebraska

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled133

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JENNIFER BATRUS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled132

TIPTON

Pennsylvania

BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled131

ATLANTA

Georgia

GEORGE NOWAK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

PORTSMOUTH

New Hampshire

JAMES HALIKAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

NAPLES

Florida

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled131

GREENVILLE

South Carolina