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DEMEROL

MEPERIDINE HCL/PF

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

4,830
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1573 of 3395

$196K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2214 of 3395

3,126
Patients

Rank: 1278 of 3395

582
Prescribers

Rank: 1874 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8,415

2011

6,025

2012

5,382

2013

7,864

2014

4,830

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$90.7K

2011

$157K

2012

$150K

2013

$243K

2014

$196K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$7

2011

$15

2012

$12

2013

$10

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 92 164 $6,944
California 29 148 $29.2K
Tennessee 103 $2,192
North Carolina 18 97 $4,685
Michigan 93 $6,468
New York 85 $28.5K
Texas 21 74 $10.8K
Indiana 56 $666
Ohio 11 53 $4,406
Washington 49 $2,108
Wisconsin 46 $1,975
Massachusetts 45 $2,586
Montana 44 $2,597
New Jersey 38 $12.8K
Virginia 37 $6,254
Maine 32 $1,617
Nevada 31 $5,504
Idaho 28 $4,055
Pennsylvania 14 28 $1,428
South Carolina 27 $988
Missouri 26 $1,185
Minnesota 26 $1,348
Georgia 23 23 $281
Iowa 22 $148
Arizona 19 $5,454
Kansas 17 $3,237
Oregon 15 $778
Maryland 13 $1,622
Nebraska 11 $388
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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