Top 10 Medicaid Traditional Therapy Drugs

Ranked by 2014 PMPY Spend

Rank Drug Name Therapy Class PMPY Spend % of Total Traditional Spend Utilization Trend Unit Cost Trend Total Trend
1 Abilify® (aripiprazole) Mental/ Neurological Disorders $40.99 6.4% -11.3% 17.2% 6.0%
2 Lantus® (insulin glargine injection) Diabetes $27.30 4.3% 2.5% 32.8% 35.3%
3 Humalog® (insulin lispro injection)
Diabetes $18.77 2.9% 19.1% 25.5% 44.6%
4 OneTouch Ultra® Test Strips
Diabetes
$16.93 2.7% -2.5% 2.0% -0.5%
5 Suboxone® (buprenorphine/naloxone) Chemical Dependence $14.08 2.2% -15.6% -4.9% -20.5%
6 Symbicort® (budesonide/formoterol)
Asthma $13.10 2.1% 42.7% 10.5% 53.2%
7 methylphenidate extended release
Attention Disorders
$12.24 1.9% -3.9% -1.0% -4.9%
8 Ventolin® HFA (albuterol)
Asthma $11.95 1.9% 4.2% 5.6% 9.8%
9 Spiriva® (tiotropium) Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder $10.86 1.7% -3.0% 7.2% 4.1%
10 Advair Diskus® (fluticasone/salmeterol)
Asthma $10.27 1.6% -34.0% 6.3% -27.7%