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AVONEX ADMINISTRATION PACK

INTERFERON BETA-1A/ALBUMIN

Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A) is an interferon that acts like the ones your body naturally makes. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but interferons activate your immune system to control immune responses that have gotten out of control. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Avonex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7,217
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1398 of 3362

$36.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 479 of 3362

986
Patients

Rank: 1682 of 3362

980
Prescribers

Rank: 1654 of 3362

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38%

of people say

it's worth it

25%

of people say

it worked well

34%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,992

2011

9,452

2012

8,484

2013

7,217

2014

6,307

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$32.4M

2011

$36.4M

2012

$38.4M

2013

$36.8M

2014

$35.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,318

2011

$2,548

2012

$2,645

2013

$2,820

2014

$3,079

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 98 783 $4.11M
California 80 584 $2.87M
Pennsylvania 63 480 $2.5M
Florida 56 430 $2.24M
Ohio 46 342 $1.68M
Texas 50 331 $1.74M
Georgia 40 267 $1.41M
Oregon 36 266 $1.3M
Indiana 31 258 $1.26M
Michigan 33 238 $1.16M
Illinois 28 216 $1.06M
North Carolina 26 206 $984K
Virginia 29 200 $1.14M
Washington 30 196 $1.05M
New Jersey 27 196 $1.11M
Minnesota 21 158 $836K
Alabama 20 153 $774K
Connecticut 20 152 $766K
Missouri 25 143 $770K
Tennessee 15 124 $619K
Wisconsin 15 121 $605K
Massachusetts 20 99 $484K
Colorado 14 85 $379K
Louisiana 13 81 $416K
Utah 81 $381K
Maryland 15 80 $418K
Oklahoma 75 $349K
Mississippi 11 68 $335K
Kansas 12 66 $352K
Montana 64 $299K
Arizona 62 $332K
Arkansas 60 $299K
Iowa 49 $232K
Kentucky 47 $224K
Delaware 46 $216K
Maine 43 $239K
Nebraska 39 $179K
South Carolina 33 $162K
South Dakota 32 $154K
North Dakota 30 $184K
West Virginia 22 $110K
Rhode Island 15 $69K
Idaho 13 $61.2K
Vermont 13 $64.4K
Nevada 11 $51.1K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for AVONEX ADMINISTRATION PACK

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

ATLANTA

Georgia

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled57

NEW YORK

New York

KIREN KRESA-REAHL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled53

PORTLAND

Oregon

DAVID SNYDER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled51

NEW YORK

New York