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VIMPAT

LACOSAMIDE

Vimpat (lacosamide) is an amino acid. While it's not clear exactly how Vimpat (lacosamide) controls seizures, it helps to stabilize nerve cells. Seizures are caused by nerves that are too active. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

471K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 356 of 3395

$302M
Retail Cost

Rank: 100 of 3395

52,158
Patients

Rank: 535 of 3395

34,216
Prescribers

Rank: 486 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

168K

2011

239K

2012

327K

2013

396K

2014

471K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$73.5M

2011

$117M

2012

$175M

2013

$237M

2014

$302M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$565

2011

$641

2012

$684

2013

$693

2014

$749

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,359 37,212 $25.4M
New York 3,456 30,756 $19.3M
Texas 3,673 30,254 $21.1M
Florida 3,828 28,085 $18.3M
Ohio 2,651 24,277 $15M
Pennsylvania 2,484 22,484 $13.6M
North Carolina 2,468 21,343 $13.5M
Michigan 2,672 21,023 $14.5M
Indiana 1,748 15,181 $9.58M
Illinois 1,630 14,192 $8.87M
Missouri 1,492 14,158 $8.85M
New Jersey 1,596 13,488 $8.08M
Georgia 1,726 13,257 $8.14M
Alabama 1,794 13,145 $8.27M
Tennessee 1,594 12,862 $7.94M
Virginia 1,295 11,395 $6.85M
South Carolina 1,135 10,049 $6.15M
Arizona 1,209 9,143 $6.25M
Kentucky 985 8,952 $5.45M
Louisiana 986 8,618 $5.24M
Massachusetts 1,001 8,495 $5.76M
Maryland 1,005 8,359 $5.93M
Wisconsin 761 7,102 $4.77M
Washington 784 6,937 $4.59M
Minnesota 740 6,813 $4.67M
Colorado 836 6,751 $4.34M
Oklahoma 778 6,444 $3.91M
Mississippi 633 5,554 $3.26M
Iowa 488 4,997 $2.8M
Oregon 573 4,478 $3.3M
Utah 433 4,364 $2.5M
Nebraska 402 3,993 $2.28M
Nevada 552 3,985 $2.16M
Kansas 414 3,683 $2.19M
Arkansas 405 3,549 $2.05M
Connecticut 412 3,251 $2.06M
West Virginia 414 3,243 $2.04M
Idaho 220 2,202 $1.45M
Hawaii 277 2,026 $1.46M
Maine 227 1,837 $1.38M
New Mexico 250 1,621 $1.16M
Rhode Island 173 1,615 $937K
Montana 137 1,183 $807K
Delaware 175 1,170 $813K
North Dakota 107 1,127 $654K
South Dakota 109 1,061 $650K
New Hampshire 124 1,007 $617K
Wyoming 86 752 $529K
District of Columbia 113 673 $448K
Vermont 60 406 $304K
Alaska 29 222 $159K
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 VIMPAT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREGORY CONNOR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,313

TULSA

Oklahoma

WILLIAM ROSENFELD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,026

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

TOUFIC FAKHOURY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled831

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled801

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled725

CULLMAN

Alabama

MARY JAMES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled720

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

GEORGE MORRIS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled651

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DEEPAK MADHAVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled649

OMAHA

Nebraska

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled598

FORT WORTH

Texas

DANIEL LUCIANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled555

NEW YORK

New York

SHARI COMBE MPAS, PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled548

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

BONNIE PAMIROYAN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled545

STANFORD

California

ROGER OGHLAKIAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled517

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

TRAVIS LOSEY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled444

LOMA LINDA

California

PATRICIA PENOVICH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled444

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

HEIDI HENNINGER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled438

SCARBOROUGH

Maine

CHRISTY MAPES NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled437

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

IMRAN ALI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled433

TOLEDO

Ohio

SAMI ABOUMATAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled422

AUSTIN

Texas

CAROLYN JOHNSON PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled417

IOWA CITY

Iowa

DAVID FICKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled408

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JAMES CARNES M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled405

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

DIANE TEAGARDEN NP, APRN-BC, MSN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled386

ATLANTA

Georgia

ZEPURE KOUYOUMDJIAN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled383

MORGAN HILL

California

KEVIN KRISTL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled374

MISHAWAKA

Indiana