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DEMEROL

MEPERIDINE HCL/PF

Demerol (meperidine) binds to opioid receptors and lowers perception of pain in the brain. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

3,902
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1644 of 3393

$162K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2324 of 3393

2,622
Patients

Rank: 1344 of 3393

454
Prescribers

Rank: 1967 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,869

2012

5,310

2013

7,774

2014

4,786

2015

3,875

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$152K

2012

$148K

2013

$241K

2014

$195K

2015

$158K

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$50

2012

$46

2013

$43

2014

$63

2015

$61

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 62 123 $8,472
California 19 100 $17.7K
Indiana 70 $1,259
Michigan 69 $5,577
Texas 66 $4,603
North Carolina 16 60 $3,527
Massachusetts 48 $3,035
Ohio 45 $5,421
New York 42 $11.3K
Wisconsin 39 $2,491
Oregon 38 $9,448
New Jersey 33 $8,811
Iowa 29 $461
Pennsylvania 25 $2,551
Washington 25 $1,522
Arizona 21 $8,060
Georgia 12 21 $981
Montana 20 $662
Maine 18 $936
Nevada 18 $2,832
Virginia 16 $4,474
Illinois 15 $248
Idaho 14 $3,135
Hawaii 12 $1,953
Minnesota 12 $484
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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