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DOXERCALCIFEROL

Hectorol (Doxercalciferol) is a synthetic form of Vitamin D2. It raises Vitamin D levels in your blood, which calms down overactive parathyroid glands. (Too much parathyroid hormone weakens your bones.) This issue is common in people with kidney disease because unhealthy kidneys can't convert Vitamin D to its active form. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Hectorol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

15K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1182 of 3395

$12.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 852 of 3395

3,004
Patients

Rank: 1298 of 3395

2,399
Prescribers

Rank: 1312 of 3395

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

30%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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2011

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2012

N/A

2013

11.5K

2014

15K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$10M

2014

$12.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$201

2014

$253

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 440 2,168 $1.93M
New Jersey 343 1,484 $1.24M
New York 277 1,318 $1.15M
Florida 219 1,028 $739K
Georgia 172 935 $680K
Texas 199 931 $731K
Pennsylvania 160 804 $678K
Michigan 170 748 $656K
Ohio 144 735 $495K
Massachusetts 97 531 $349K
Louisiana 59 346 $247K
North Carolina 73 324 $253K
Illinois 70 303 $245K
Wisconsin 52 269 $239K
Tennessee 43 256 $199K
South Carolina 37 232 $150K
Washington 38 219 $213K
Oregon 29 214 $121K
Indiana 46 212 $139K
Virginia 42 199 $216K
Connecticut 21 142 $103K
Nevada 36 137 $123K
Missouri 17 136 $70.5K
Arizona 30 134 $163K
Maryland 27 111 $116K
West Virginia 18 107 $85.6K
Kentucky 23 101 $87.3K
Kansas 13 90 $26.3K
New Hampshire 15 89 $64.2K
Arkansas 16 78 $52K
Iowa 76 $36K
Mississippi 11 56 $30.9K
Alabama 12 52 $36K
Colorado 12 49 $42.5K
Minnesota 13 44 $55K
Hawaii 43 $41.7K
North Dakota 31 $29.5K
New Mexico 27 $41.2K
Oklahoma 27 $41.2K
Montana 26 $21.5K
District of Columbia 26 $21.9K
South Dakota 20 $24.5K
Idaho 17 $23.4K
Vermont 16 $10.6K
Rhode Island 14 $7,979
Utah 13 $10.8K
Alaska 12 $4,698
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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