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THALIDOMIDE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

10.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1282 of 3395

$75.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 327 of 3395

1,880
Patients

Rank: 1481 of 3395

1,571
Prescribers

Rank: 1491 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.6K

2011

17.7K

2012

15K

2013

12.1K

2014

10.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$129M

2011

$111M

2012

$100M

2013

$85.3M

2014

$75.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,887

2011

$2,980

2012

$2,756

2013

$2,648

2014

$2,669

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 220 1,265 $9.73M
Arkansas 199 769 $4.84M
New York 159 710 $5.25M
Florida 132 681 $4.64M
Texas 110 636 $4.82M
Georgia 74 482 $3.62M
Pennsylvania 81 461 $3.16M
Ohio 71 390 $2.78M
Illinois 48 310 $2.08M
Virginia 39 273 $1.88M
Michigan 53 260 $2.01M
North Carolina 50 260 $1.95M
Arizona 45 255 $1.74M
Iowa 46 247 $1.82M
Alabama 36 225 $1.51M
South Carolina 34 213 $1.88M
Maryland 39 213 $1.58M
Louisiana 37 209 $1.61M
Tennessee 43 201 $1.53M
Wisconsin 37 171 $1.17M
New Jersey 31 170 $1.15M
Missouri 25 165 $1.33M
Washington 27 163 $1.31M
Minnesota 38 153 $1.04M
Mississippi 18 150 $1.01M
Indiana 32 137 $1.05M
Oklahoma 18 134 $962K
Kentucky 18 108 $802K
Connecticut 19 102 $681K
Massachusetts 25 89 $511K
West Virginia 16 81 $513K
New Mexico 14 80 $477K
Kansas 12 72 $493K
Rhode Island 67 $479K
Colorado 19 66 $534K
Maine 60 $388K
Nevada 58 $423K
Oregon 49 $388K
Delaware 49 $385K
Hawaii 35 $340K
Vermont 25 $209K
Nebraska 21 $148K
North Dakota 21 $152K
Utah 19 $144K
Idaho 15 $123K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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