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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

14K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1202 of 3395

$27.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 603 of 3395

2,539
Patients

Rank: 1353 of 3395

3,038
Prescribers

Rank: 1214 of 3395

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Valium Xanax Klonopin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,185

2011

3,471

2012

15.3K

2013

15.2K

2014

14K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$548K

2011

$1.37M

2012

$7.45M

2013

$13.1M

2014

$27.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$261

2011

$269

2012

$297

2013

$419

2014

$628

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 351 1,758 $3.36M
New Jersey 292 1,749 $3.53M
New York 296 1,563 $3.38M
Pennsylvania 216 1,185 $2.3M
Florida 153 738 $1.37M
Ohio 123 665 $1.27M
Texas 119 632 $1.37M
Illinois 90 444 $755K
North Carolina 64 383 $797K
Massachusetts 61 347 $645K
Michigan 70 346 $787K
Connecticut 59 326 $549K
Georgia 64 299 $471K
Virginia 49 294 $525K
Arizona 44 276 $395K
Indiana 41 226 $394K
Alabama 32 215 $385K
Minnesota 35 210 $387K
Maryland 44 174 $332K
Tennessee 21 141 $234K
South Carolina 27 140 $468K
Wisconsin 23 133 $342K
Oregon 26 129 $240K
Kentucky 18 128 $254K
Rhode Island 15 107 $195K
Colorado 25 104 $243K
New Hampshire 17 101 $245K
Nebraska 94 $137K
Utah 12 93 $161K
Iowa 17 85 $240K
Louisiana 27 83 $123K
Washington 18 79 $151K
West Virginia 17 79 $183K
District of Columbia 11 64 $85.7K
Maine 59 $174K
Missouri 14 56 $121K
Nevada 13 54 $116K
Hawaii 53 $81.9K
Oklahoma 49 $64.2K
New Mexico 11 42 $77.8K
Mississippi 36 $108K
Delaware 35 $122K
Vermont 33 $78.8K
Kansas 28 $15.7K
North Dakota 24 $38.1K
Arkansas 24 $44K
Idaho 21 $40.1K
South Dakota 14 $48.5K
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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