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BELSOMRA

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

52.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 815 of 3395

$13.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 821 of 3395

25,390
Patients

Rank: 689 of 3395

18,986
Prescribers

Rank: 630 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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52.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
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$13.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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2014

$99

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,703 5,576 $1.46M
Texas 2,135 4,286 $1.12M
Florida 2,085 3,893 $1.03M
New York 1,556 3,046 $740K
Missouri 888 2,207 $555K
North Carolina 1,096 2,166 $558K
Ohio 888 2,028 $493K
New Jersey 1,017 1,979 $520K
Georgia 962 1,968 $502K
Pennsylvania 794 1,705 $447K
Tennessee 713 1,544 $404K
Arizona 679 1,374 $378K
Illinois 660 1,287 $336K
South Carolina 647 1,258 $315K
Wisconsin 605 1,252 $335K
Indiana 594 1,237 $319K
Michigan 550 1,125 $312K
Colorado 567 1,089 $301K
Alabama 445 894 $231K
Virginia 411 882 $227K
Connecticut 390 805 $202K
Washington 330 667 $169K
Kentucky 310 662 $145K
Louisiana 306 659 $160K
Massachusetts 289 647 $161K
Maryland 337 639 $169K
Oklahoma 315 637 $161K
Nevada 326 609 $161K
Minnesota 254 576 $155K
West Virginia 247 571 $147K
Kansas 216 521 $123K
Arkansas 205 463 $119K
Oregon 193 447 $110K
Utah 199 420 $106K
Maine 161 375 $101K
Iowa 151 371 $97.3K
Idaho 142 330 $80.8K
Nebraska 135 315 $80.4K
Mississippi 149 295 $67.8K
New Hampshire 96 216 $54K
Montana 76 207 $51K
South Dakota 71 204 $51.4K
New Mexico 111 194 $49.6K
Hawaii 78 158 $40.1K
Delaware 89 151 $38.3K
District of Columbia 53 130 $31.7K
North Dakota 48 126 $31.5K
Rhode Island 57 116 $28.9K
Alaska 47 93 $24.8K
Vermont 29 72 $20.6K
Wyoming 42 68 $18K
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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