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LIDOCAINE

Lidoderm (Lidocaine) is a local anesthetic. It absorbs into your skin where it targets damaged nerves and relieves burning pain. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.38M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 192 of 3395

$426M
Retail Cost

Rank: 68 of 3395

526,729
Patients

Rank: 145 of 3395

179,227
Prescribers

Rank: 137 of 3395

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

72%

of people say

it worked well

22%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

210K

2011

279K

2012

663K

2013

1.89M

2014

1.38M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.04M

2011

$17.6M

2012

$125M

2013

$459M

2014

$426M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$15

2011

$19

2012

$48

2013

$74

2014

$77

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 74,729 214,954 $73.1M
California 74,801 187,211 $58M
Florida 34,781 80,134 $27M
Michigan 21,438 64,266 $21.5M
New Jersey 22,565 64,034 $22.6M
Texas 27,768 62,735 $22.7M
Pennsylvania 20,592 55,443 $16M
Massachusetts 20,097 55,347 $14.4M
Illinois 18,407 51,162 $14.7M
Ohio 19,737 50,961 $14.8M
Wisconsin 14,954 40,588 $11M
Arizona 13,460 32,309 $8.82M
Georgia 12,579 29,931 $8.75M
North Carolina 11,614 29,050 $8.64M
Indiana 8,820 22,485 $6.85M
Minnesota 8,291 21,815 $5.69M
Washington 8,653 21,738 $5.8M
Missouri 8,833 21,684 $5.9M
Tennessee 8,658 20,641 $8.07M
Virginia 8,559 20,041 $6.99M
Maryland 8,433 19,837 $5.66M
Connecticut 7,706 18,662 $5.03M
Colorado 7,553 17,907 $4.86M
Oregon 6,570 16,649 $4.06M
Kentucky 6,169 16,257 $4.99M
Alabama 4,928 11,992 $3.88M
Maine 4,066 9,885 $2.56M
Iowa 3,313 9,294 $2.36M
Louisiana 3,983 9,273 $2.97M
South Carolina 3,951 8,669 $2.55M
Kansas 3,116 8,403 $2.16M
Nevada 3,472 8,281 $2.75M
New Mexico 3,369 7,785 $2.03M
New Hampshire 2,537 6,031 $1.62M
Arkansas 2,386 5,846 $1.89M
Oklahoma 2,475 5,668 $2M
West Virginia 2,442 5,521 $1.73M
Nebraska 1,965 5,281 $1.38M
Rhode Island 1,769 4,802 $1.11M
Utah 2,117 4,737 $1.44M
Mississippi 2,081 4,582 $1.51M
Delaware 1,395 3,184 $940K
Idaho 1,256 2,969 $876K
Hawaii 1,246 2,636 $707K
District of Columbia 1,072 2,415 $674K
South Dakota 708 1,877 $478K
Montana 752 1,834 $419K
Vermont 785 1,757 $470K
Alaska 646 1,511 $415K
North Dakota 463 1,155 $277K
Wyoming 416 1,019 $259K
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 LIDOCAINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,483

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,461

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM FONFEDER

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,359

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,001

NEW YORK

New York

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled917

ROSEMEAD

California

VINOD SHARMA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled879

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled852

LOS ANGELES

California

ISAAC KREIZMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled842

BROOKLYN

New York

MERAJ YUNUS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled832

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled831

BROOKLYN

New York

HARSHAVARDHAN KRISHNA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled800

HAMTRAMCK

Michigan

PRAVIN RAJAKUMAR D.P.M.

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled749

FLUSHING

New York

BRYAN LEE MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled747

POMONA

California

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled724

BROOKLYN

New York

GREGORY RIVERA DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled715

NEW YORK

New York

EDWARD KO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled715

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BRYAN MAKOWER DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled702

BROOKLYN

New York

GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled694

BROOKLYN

New York

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled673

NEW YORK

New York

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled658

NEW YORK

New York

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled654

LONG BEACH

California

PRAVEEN KUMRAH DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled648

BRONX

New York

ROMAN ZABARSKY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled637

BROOKLYN

New York

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled607

BROOKLYN

New York

ZONGLI CHANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled600

LIVONIA

Michigan