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ALLOPURINOL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

8.41M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 38 of 3395

$138M
Retail Cost

Rank: 203 of 3395

1,695,767
Patients

Rank: 50 of 3395

292,115
Prescribers

Rank: 61 of 3395

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

52%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6.13M

2011

6.76M

2012

7.63M

2013

8.05M

2014

8.41M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$45.9M

2011

$49.6M

2012

$62.4M

2013

$74.5M

2014

$138M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$27

2011

$26

2012

$26

2013

$27

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 179,149 807,080 $16.4M
Florida 127,662 569,913 $9.55M
Texas 104,673 481,177 $7.12M
New York 95,218 459,783 $7.74M
Pennsylvania 77,566 415,076 $6.46M
Ohio 76,420 378,522 $5.76M
Illinois 68,134 334,679 $5.27M
North Carolina 60,732 323,701 $4.91M
Georgia 53,442 292,592 $3.9M
Michigan 64,145 269,613 $4.36M
Tennessee 46,249 234,906 $3.56M
Missouri 39,320 213,301 $3.28M
Indiana 42,125 200,487 $3.24M
Massachusetts 36,279 188,480 $3.14M
Virginia 38,944 187,808 $3.2M
Wisconsin 38,945 182,884 $3.35M
Kentucky 30,458 171,935 $2.46M
Alabama 34,091 171,187 $2.7M
New Jersey 39,762 168,230 $3.1M
South Carolina 31,279 160,482 $2.34M
Louisiana 27,968 153,296 $2.4M
Washington 31,864 146,518 $2.55M
Minnesota 30,356 136,574 $2.85M
Arizona 32,693 135,980 $2.27M
Mississippi 21,130 120,729 $1.54M
Iowa 21,304 117,355 $1.93M
Arkansas 18,871 109,786 $1.42M
Colorado 24,826 109,715 $2.04M
Oregon 21,762 103,023 $1.82M
Oklahoma 20,870 101,175 $1.67M
Maryland 23,294 93,893 $1.78M
Connecticut 20,029 92,940 $1.59M
Kansas 17,217 92,341 $1.4M
Nebraska 11,426 67,065 $978K
West Virginia 12,746 65,912 $1.02M
Nevada 13,894 58,995 $990K
Hawaii 10,692 47,168 $985K
Utah 10,109 42,700 $751K
New Mexico 8,904 38,711 $651K
Idaho 8,292 37,581 $664K
Maine 8,578 36,661 $710K
Rhode Island 6,164 36,297 $489K
Montana 5,975 28,911 $535K
South Dakota 5,298 28,309 $465K
New Hampshire 6,121 27,205 $500K
North Dakota 4,990 26,441 $479K
Delaware 5,167 19,559 $400K
Wyoming 2,970 13,898 $238K
Vermont 3,249 13,872 $287K
District of Columbia 2,616 11,196 $179K
Alaska 1,600 9,967 $121K
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 ALLOPURINOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LISA WEBER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,948

WICHITA

Kansas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,911

TUCKER

Georgia

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,349

NEW YORK

New York

RAYMOND DERDERIAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,297

BEAUMONT

Texas

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,252

VIENNA

West Virginia

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,189

ADA

Oklahoma

SHARON FEY PA C

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,182

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

STEPHEN THOMSEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,166

UNION CITY

New Jersey

FRANCISCO PONS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,025

MIAMI

Florida

BASHAR ALZAHABI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,008

EFFINGHAM

Illinois

ASHAR LUQMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled983

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled979

CORDELE

Georgia

TONG SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled966

MODESTO

California

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled966

BENSON

North Carolina

MOHAMMED SIKDER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled959

TUCSON

Arizona

INDERJIT SINGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled907

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled879

FLUSHING

New York

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled875

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled864

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled845

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SHYAMAL SARKAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled844

JACKSON

Tennessee

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled843

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

MICHAEL LEE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled831

FORT DODGE

Iowa

MARIA ORIG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled806

CARROLLTON

Georgia

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled801

LOUISVILLE

Georgia