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Medicare Part D 2008 Data Spotlight: Ten Most Common Brand-Name Drugs

This Medicare Part D Data Spotlight examines the variation in coverage, cost sharing and utilization management tools for the 10 prescriptions most commonly used by Medicare beneficiaries, including treatments for cholesterol, cardiovascular health, osteoporosis, dementia, gastrointestinal reflux and ulcers.

It looks at data from the 47 stand-alone prescription drug plans available nationwide. This is one in a series analyzing key aspects of the 2008 Medicare Part D prescription drug plan choices. Each of the spotlights in this series were prepared by a team of researchers at Georgetown University, NORC and the Kaiser Family Foundation.

Data Spotlight (.pdf)