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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

4,204
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1614 of 3395

$22.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 668 of 3395

924
Patients

Rank: 1734 of 3395

340
Prescribers

Rank: 2084 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,945

2011

3,448

2012

3,727

2013

4,182

2014

4,205

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.5M

2011

$15.4M

2012

$18.5M

2013

$21.1M

2014

$22.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$875

2011

$1,047

2012

$1,129

2013

$1,345

2014

$1,439

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 202 1,029 $6.32M
Florida 278 895 $3.06M
California 184 846 $4.8M
New Jersey 46 255 $1.59M
Texas 29 168 $862K
Mississippi 21 128 $570K
Illinois 28 103 $645K
Maryland 16 86 $431K
Tennessee 17 83 $705K
North Carolina 68 $452K
Connecticut 14 67 $414K
Louisiana 13 67 $570K
Pennsylvania 64 $351K
South Carolina 57 $301K
Michigan 51 $143K
Colorado 40 $295K
Virginia 37 $153K
Massachusetts 26 $43.8K
Wisconsin 17 $12.5K
West Virginia 13 $94.4K
Alabama 13 $232K
Oregon 12 $8,309
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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