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MEROPENEM

Merrem (meropenem) is an antibacterial. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

52.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 817 of 3395

$9.72M
Retail Cost

Rank: 921 of 3395

15,470
Patients

Rank: 804 of 3395

9,755
Prescribers

Rank: 822 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Doribax Primaxim Invanz

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

15.4K

2011

25.3K

2012

38K

2013

47.7K

2014

52.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.78M

2011

$10.6M

2012

$10.8M

2013

$11.8M

2014

$9.72M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$447

2011

$429

2012

$249

2013

$266

2014

$220

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,782 5,529 $963K
Texas 1,782 5,174 $851K
California 1,689 4,829 $993K
New York 1,077 3,570 $710K
Ohio 722 2,826 $528K
Tennessee 846 2,357 $374K
Pennsylvania 573 2,253 $457K
Virginia 536 2,239 $313K
Illinois 580 2,148 $311K
Kentucky 528 1,628 $298K
Indiana 408 1,541 $286K
Georgia 378 1,319 $294K
New Jersey 317 1,237 $207K
Alabama 392 1,185 $246K
Michigan 361 1,176 $249K
Missouri 251 1,170 $222K
North Carolina 378 1,148 $244K
Maryland 241 1,054 $145K
Arizona 242 844 $133K
Louisiana 231 767 $139K
Utah 117 679 $106K
Nevada 154 670 $116K
Oklahoma 261 670 $164K
Mississippi 243 606 $109K
Massachusetts 151 564 $120K
South Carolina 126 537 $148K
Minnesota 83 534 $152K
Wisconsin 106 425 $115K
Washington 111 380 $85.2K
Arkansas 97 342 $78.9K
Kansas 116 327 $80.2K
West Virginia 123 323 $68.2K
Rhode Island 98 270 $53.3K
Connecticut 64 261 $46K
Hawaii 27 241 $30.9K
Nebraska 45 214 $47.8K
Colorado 72 199 $41.6K
Iowa 48 143 $22.6K
Oregon 49 131 $38.1K
District of Columbia 22 97 $17.8K
Maine 30 93 $16.8K
New Hampshire 23 85 $13.9K
North Dakota 22 72 $15.4K
Idaho 23 68 $16.7K
Delaware 12 56 $16.2K
New Mexico 26 55 $12.5K
South Dakota 43 $5,815
Montana 22 $3,516
Alaska 18 $4,171
Wyoming 16 $4,047
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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Top prescribers for MEROPENEM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIO VASQUEZ AGUILAR

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

MATTHEW TIGNOR MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled131

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

SHANKAR RAMAN MD,MPH

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled128

BAKERSFIELD

California

FLORENCE BARALATEI

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

MACON

Georgia

ANTONIO MORA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

HIALEAH

Florida

JORDAN DUNITZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled121

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

STEVEN LAWRENCE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled119

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MIGDONIA MONTEJO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled115

NORFOLK

Virginia

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

WARREN PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

TODD LACKNEY D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

DANVILLE

Kentucky

HAFSA SIDDIQUI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled99

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

KIMBERLY DAVIS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

SLC

Utah

ROBERT MCNEIL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled96

HYATTSVILLE

Maryland

ERIK DUBBERKE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled95

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOANNE BILLINGS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled90

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

PETER OKWUASABA MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled88

TULSA

Oklahoma

JACK AUSTIN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled86

AUGUSTA

Georgia

GHASAN TABEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

RIVERSIDE

California

CECILIA ADUAKO MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled85

HARTSVILLE

South Carolina

FRANCO FELIZARTA MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled84

BAKERSFIELD

California

RANDOLPH SENINING MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled84

BAKERSFIELD

California

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled83

SAN BERNARDINO

California

NARESH MENEZES M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled82

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

ST PETERSBURG

Florida