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GLUCOPHAGE XR

METFORMIN HCL

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

12.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1237 of 3395

$1.71M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1526 of 3395

2,569
Patients

Rank: 1345 of 3395

2,663
Prescribers

Rank: 1264 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

11.7K

2011

12K

2012

12.6K

2013

12.4K

2014

12.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.39M

2011

$1.5M

2012

$1.65M

2013

$1.71M

2014

$1.71M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$240

2011

$269

2012

$255

2013

$259

2014

$248

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 387 1,992 $280K
California 211 1,054 $135K
New Jersey 197 808 $142K
Texas 160 715 $99.9K
Florida 144 610 $86.1K
Pennsylvania 132 537 $79.9K
North Carolina 88 473 $56.3K
Ohio 96 463 $65.8K
South Carolina 85 363 $41.2K
Illinois 77 346 $52.9K
Massachusetts 62 333 $50.3K
Georgia 62 322 $36.8K
Michigan 81 318 $52.6K
Connecticut 63 303 $44.4K
Virginia 54 264 $35.8K
Alabama 43 221 $31.9K
Tennessee 41 213 $31.1K
Missouri 37 211 $27.3K
Wisconsin 43 207 $34.3K
Kentucky 36 178 $22.3K
Maryland 39 165 $21.3K
Louisiana 27 149 $13.9K
Indiana 37 143 $21.7K
Oregon 26 117 $18.9K
Colorado 22 106 $13.7K
Washington 23 102 $14.5K
Minnesota 20 95 $18K
Arizona 21 87 $13.9K
Arkansas 15 86 $8,933
Maine 21 84 $19.8K
Iowa 16 82 $9,298
West Virginia 11 72 $8,970
New Hampshire 21 71 $15.9K
Rhode Island 66 $8,126
Idaho 12 61 $8,017
Oklahoma 19 59 $10.8K
Hawaii 13 51 $7,235
Nevada 13 51 $9,252
Mississippi 38 $4,512
Kansas 11 37 $5,299
District of Columbia 33 $3,091
Delaware 32 $5,530
Utah 27 $7,913
New Mexico 22 $2,614
South Dakota 16 $2,891
Vermont 15 $3,008
Nebraska 14 $1,940
Alaska 14 $1,061
Montana 13 $1,325
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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