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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5,555
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1509 of 3395

$123K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2342 of 3395

2,093
Patients

Rank: 1431 of 3395

1,736
Prescribers

Rank: 1452 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,055

2011

3,966

2012

4,410

2013

4,154

2014

5,555

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$256K

2011

$199K

2012

$93.1K

2013

$92.8K

2014

$123K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$53

2011

$51

2012

$30

2013

$30

2014

$31

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 400 878 $21.3K
New York 337 705 $16.8K
Florida 156 382 $8,743
New Jersey 117 350 $6,580
Pennsylvania 115 343 $7,080
Minnesota 12 318 $7,061
Texas 107 230 $5,785
Illinois 74 220 $4,237
Kentucky 74 199 $5,197
Nevada 31 166 $2,335
Massachusetts 56 161 $2,345
North Carolina 60 136 $3,676
Missouri 37 109 $2,317
Delaware 108 $1,494
Maryland 41 103 $1,988
Indiana 34 102 $2,179
Ohio 48 92 $1,848
Arizona 45 75 $1,678
Tennessee 34 73 $1,860
District of Columbia 68 $753
Virginia 22 67 $1,456
Georgia 32 64 $1,325
Alabama 24 57 $1,470
Mississippi 16 52 $1,417
Michigan 24 52 $1,293
Louisiana 15 48 $895
West Virginia 17 38 $909
Connecticut 13 35 $998
Colorado 12 35 $610
Washington 16 30 $618
Maine 26 $1,423
Arkansas 26 $749
New Mexico 13 23 $445
Oklahoma 21 $776
Utah 19 $320
Oregon 11 16 $375
Kansas 16 $331
Wisconsin 16 $390
Alaska 14 $395
South Carolina 13 $249
New Hampshire 12 $242
South Dakota 12 $164
Idaho 11 $304
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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