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CHANTIX

VARENICLINE TARTRATE

Chantix (varenicline) is a smoking cessation medicine (helps you quit smoking). It binds more strongly to the same receptor in the brain as nicotine does but causes a much weaker effect, which lowers nicotine cravings and prevents withdrawal symptoms. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

446K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 364 of 3393

$142M
Retail Cost

Rank: 213 of 3393

192,068
Patients

Rank: 307 of 3393

113,871
Prescribers

Rank: 225 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

253K

2012

358K

2013

373K

2014

360K

2015

446K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$44.6M

2012

$72.7M

2013

$86.8M

2014

$98.2M

2015

$142M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$356

2012

$433

2013

$519

2014

$616

2015

$741

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 12,877 28,776 $9.25M
California 11,655 28,033 $8.82M
New York 11,758 27,591 $8.7M
Texas 11,227 25,114 $8.05M
Michigan 9,871 22,126 $7.12M
Pennsylvania 8,837 20,747 $6.57M
Ohio 8,774 20,191 $6.31M
North Carolina 7,400 16,946 $5.4M
Indiana 6,342 14,379 $4.59M
Missouri 5,909 13,943 $4.41M
Massachusetts 5,433 13,794 $4.4M
Tennessee 6,459 13,746 $4.41M
Illinois 5,566 12,970 $4.16M
Georgia 5,386 11,559 $3.69M
Wisconsin 4,381 10,640 $3.44M
Washington 4,351 10,327 $3.28M
Minnesota 3,916 10,175 $3.39M
Arizona 3,987 9,045 $2.92M
Kentucky 4,264 9,004 $2.84M
New Jersey 3,738 8,498 $2.73M
Oregon 3,512 8,424 $2.66M
South Carolina 3,418 7,547 $2.45M
Virginia 3,403 7,366 $2.37M
Alabama 3,497 7,267 $2.3M
Louisiana 3,281 7,023 $2.2M
Oklahoma 3,044 6,712 $2.14M
Arkansas 3,051 6,661 $2.1M
Connecticut 2,535 6,206 $1.99M
Colorado 2,593 6,104 $1.98M
Maryland 2,404 5,556 $1.77M
Kansas 2,143 5,091 $1.63M
Iowa 2,070 5,040 $1.61M
Maine 1,846 4,304 $1.4M
Mississippi 1,826 3,645 $1.14M
West Virginia 1,468 3,091 $975K
Idaho 1,309 3,084 $1.01M
Nevada 1,388 3,071 $979K
Nebraska 1,166 2,883 $902K
New Hampshire 1,162 2,768 $894K
Utah 996 2,433 $762K
New Mexico 1,094 2,404 $774K
Montana 820 1,882 $588K
Rhode Island 668 1,733 $552K
Vermont 626 1,405 $452K
Delaware 541 1,183 $387K
North Dakota 454 1,097 $359K
Wyoming 343 818 $253K
South Dakota 282 706 $227K
Alaska 290 692 $225K
District of Columbia 276 649 $201K
Hawaii 307 625 $206K
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 CHANTIX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRANK LEONE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled264

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GEOFFREY WILLIAMS MD, PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

ROCHESTER

New York

HARSHAVARDHAN KRISHNA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

CLYDE SOUTHWELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled102

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

STEVEN GOLDSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

CLARKSVILLE

Indiana

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled99

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN ALLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

EL CAJON

California

MICHAEL MORENO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

SAN DIEGO

California

DANNIE WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

MESQUITE

Texas

KATIE LARSON

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled77

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MURTAZA MUSSAJI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

HOUSTON

Texas

GREGORY BREEN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled72

WOODBURY

New Jersey

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled72

TAMPA

Florida

JON MICHEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled71

PEORIA

Illinois

TIMOTHY SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

ANTHONY ERDMANN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

LYNN

Massachusetts

CYNTHIA MILICH N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled64

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ARTURO TACA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

CREVE COEUR

Missouri

ALEXANDER SALERNO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

VINAY KUMAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

CHARLES HINZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

RIDGEWOOD

New York

BENJAMIN ABINALES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JOSHUA CHIAPPELLI MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled57

BALTIMORE

Maryland

VINCENT GEMELLI PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled56

SYRACUSE

New York

TOBE MOMAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

MONROE

Louisiana