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ALCOHOL SWAB

ALCOHOL ANTISEPTIC PADS

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

13K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1217 of 3395

$44.1K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2618 of 3395

4,457
Patients

Rank: 1173 of 3395

3,198
Prescribers

Rank: 1198 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

33

2011

2,300

2012

7,294

2013

9,647

2014

13K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$127

2011

$9,487

2012

$26K

2013

$37.3K

2014

$44.1K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1

2011

$8

2012

$4

2013

$5

2014

$6

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 750 2,048 $7,442
Michigan 590 1,983 $5,880
Massachusetts 477 1,495 $4,355
Illinois 301 1,085 $3,505
Ohio 364 1,029 $3,268
Pennsylvania 214 838 $2,350
Washington 232 603 $2,553
Tennessee 215 580 $1,519
Oregon 61 327 $2,946
Texas 181 323 $918
New York 136 310 $830
Florida 99 272 $714
Colorado 119 180 $572
Idaho 58 166 $734
Minnesota 70 155 $659
Wisconsin 32 149 $550
Missouri 38 149 $380
Indiana 28 110 $311
Kentucky 26 82 $252
Nebraska 21 80 $277
New Jersey 19 59 $164
Nevada 15 56 $184
Maryland 14 47 $218
South Carolina 22 47 $212
Iowa 14 44 $218
Hawaii 24 41 $138
Virginia 19 33 $95
Alabama 29 $245
North Carolina 15 23 $63
Utah 22 $108
District of Columbia 22 $60
Louisiana 21 $152
Georgia 17 $46
Arkansas 16 $45
Oklahoma 14 $54
New Mexico 14 $33
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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