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VIAGRA

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 573 of 3395

$25.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 632 of 3395

30,513
Patients

Rank: 645 of 3395

5,931
Prescribers

Rank: 994 of 3395

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Cialis Levitra Stendra

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

223K

2011

273K

2012

327K

2013

160K

2014

162K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$22.5M

2011

$33.5M

2012

$54.8M

2013

$22.7M

2014

$25.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$98

2011

$115

2012

$110

2013

$40

2014

$40

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 27,519 150,592 $23.5M
New York 1,660 4,922 $962K
Michigan 489 923 $155K
Illinois 195 695 $103K
Massachusetts 104 401 $79.1K
Texas 111 382 $57K
New Jersey 78 366 $52.8K
Colorado 82 287 $42.9K
Alabama 93 220 $32.8K
California 72 162 $85.6K
Pennsylvania 39 160 $50K
Tennessee 14 90 $14.8K
New Hampshire 27 79 $14.3K
Arizona 58 78 $12.1K
South Carolina 29 74 $11.2K
North Carolina 21 64 $13.8K
Kentucky 13 61 $10K
Washington 19 58 $9,369
Ohio 15 51 $8,160
Nevada 12 37 $17.7K
Iowa 31 $8,897
Virginia 31 $4,250
Wisconsin 25 $4,210
Idaho 22 $6,837
Missouri 21 $2,915
Minnesota 14 $2,108
Georgia 13 $1,823
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 VIAGRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUSTO VILLANUEVA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,368

HIALEAH

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled939

HIALEAH

Florida

CIRO RAMIREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled861

MIAMI

Florida

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled788

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled759

HIALEAH

Florida

MANUEL SANCHEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled746

HIALEAH

Florida

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled744

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

MIAMI

Florida

GILBERT RIGAUD M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled717

BOCA RATON

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled714

MIAMI

Florida

JAYNIER MOYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled698

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LAZARO CALVINO ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled659

HIALEAH

Florida

WILFREDO PESTANO

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Family Health

Claims Filled634

HIALEAH

Florida

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled623

BRONX

New York

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled612

HIALEAH

Florida

ESDRAS LOPEZ MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled607

MIAMI

Florida

ARIEL RAMIREZ NAVARRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled605

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERTO SOLER VERGES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled592

HIALEAH

Florida

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN FERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled551

MIAMI

Florida

CIRILO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled545

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled544

MIAMI

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled528

HIALEAH

Florida

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

MIAMI

Florida