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MISOPROSTOL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

144K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 593 of 3395

$9.09M
Retail Cost

Rank: 948 of 3395

46,232
Patients

Rank: 554 of 3395

28,783
Prescribers

Rank: 527 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

158K

2011

163K

2012

161K

2013

152K

2014

144K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.89M

2011

$9.59M

2012

$10.6M

2013

$9.62M

2014

$9.09M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$45

2012

$46

2013

$51

2014

$47

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,548 16,960 $1.04M
New York 3,645 9,962 $554K
Texas 3,291 9,862 $619K
Florida 3,605 9,043 $536K
Ohio 2,053 6,520 $440K
Pennsylvania 1,795 6,223 $387K
Illinois 1,694 5,134 $332K
Kentucky 1,045 4,431 $347K
North Carolina 1,333 4,354 $268K
Virginia 1,256 4,156 $279K
Michigan 1,730 4,156 $272K
Alabama 948 4,065 $234K
Louisiana 869 4,030 $237K
New Jersey 1,443 3,940 $234K
Tennessee 921 3,933 $254K
Georgia 1,157 3,813 $226K
Missouri 879 3,591 $249K
Indiana 804 2,462 $184K
Massachusetts 1,062 2,457 $135K
South Carolina 708 2,432 $176K
Washington 858 2,322 $142K
Mississippi 474 2,063 $140K
Arkansas 537 2,009 $130K
Arizona 874 1,880 $102K
Maryland 757 1,839 $154K
Wisconsin 684 1,816 $118K
West Virginia 451 1,629 $120K
Kansas 352 1,597 $112K
Iowa 431 1,585 $106K
Idaho 321 1,556 $91.3K
Nebraska 309 1,495 $86.6K
Oklahoma 412 1,426 $88.1K
Minnesota 545 1,252 $79.3K
Colorado 482 1,251 $72.6K
Oregon 488 1,183 $82.4K
Connecticut 494 1,119 $57.2K
Nevada 397 966 $50.1K
Utah 241 791 $61.9K
Maine 220 650 $48.7K
New Hampshire 235 613 $38.5K
New Mexico 248 564 $30K
Hawaii 149 431 $21.8K
Rhode Island 133 416 $19.5K
North Dakota 98 356 $21.5K
South Dakota 113 348 $19K
Montana 98 254 $18.5K
Vermont 75 208 $18.5K
District of Columbia 97 181 $12.6K
Delaware 65 162 $12K
Wyoming 37 115 $8,633
Alaska 26 56 $3,785
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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Top prescribers for MISOPROSTOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRUCE TORKAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled798

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT BENISH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled576

GALAX

Virginia

GEORGE HALOW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled478

EL PASO

Texas

ERNEST OKEKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled462

SELMA

Alabama

RONALD RANCE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled371

HOUSTON

Texas

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

LEWISTON

Idaho

THOMAS GOULD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled349

NEW YORK

New York

EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled323

LOS ANGELES

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled320

LOS ANGELES

California

GREGORY SALZMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled295

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

DAVID WEBER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled283

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JOHN KASTRUP M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled268

HENDERSON

Nevada

DZUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled259

HOUSTON

Texas

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled258

MONROE

Louisiana

MALCOLM BROWN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled246

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

NELLY SERENY M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled238

OSSINING

New York

ERNESTINA KYEI-DONKOR ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled221

WINTER PARK

Florida

OSCAR-ALFONSO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

PORTERVILLE

California

JERRY OKONKWOAGUOLU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

LAWNDALE

California

BRIAN KRIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

RAYVILLE

Louisiana

JOEL GOLDFARB M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled199

TEANECK

New Jersey

EMMANUEL PAINTSIL

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled199

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

STEPHEN THREADGILL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled173

OXFORD

Mississippi

KARAMALI BANDEALY M.D.,

Rheumatology

Claims Filled156

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JACK YU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

GLENDALE

California