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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 2015

47.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 839 of 3395

$274M
Retail Cost

Rank: 109 of 3395

5,339
Patients

Rank: 1119 of 3395

3,918
Prescribers

Rank: 1123 of 3395

More info on related drug Avonex »

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36%

of people say

it's worth it

24%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

63.5K

2011

67K

2012

66.8K

2013

56.3K

2014

47.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$194M

2011

$247M

2012

$302M

2013

$292M

2014

$274M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,582

2011

$2,788

2012

$2,959

2013

$3,509

2014

$3,798

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 382 3,317 $19.2M
Florida 372 3,269 $18.4M
Michigan 362 3,002 $18M
Pennsylvania 305 2,794 $15.1M
California 286 2,447 $13.8M
Illinois 263 2,334 $13.4M
Ohio 255 2,185 $12.3M
Texas 244 2,052 $12.5M
Indiana 169 1,630 $8.62M
North Carolina 182 1,495 $9.33M
Minnesota 158 1,438 $8.19M
Missouri 144 1,297 $7.5M
Washington 146 1,199 $7.28M
Tennessee 138 1,173 $7.23M
New Jersey 146 1,098 $7.47M
Wisconsin 126 1,033 $5.93M
Georgia 136 1,030 $5.99M
Colorado 125 1,012 $6.08M
Massachusetts 109 917 $5.55M
Virginia 99 861 $4.73M
Kentucky 99 854 $4.83M
South Carolina 95 802 $4.7M
Alabama 86 739 $4.39M
Maryland 95 723 $4.13M
Kansas 56 620 $3.15M
Arizona 79 605 $3.72M
Louisiana 55 481 $2.76M
Maine 61 477 $2.79M
Nevada 46 446 $2.64M
Mississippi 60 444 $2.7M
Iowa 55 421 $2.48M
Connecticut 49 420 $2.47M
Oregon 57 409 $2.53M
Oklahoma 48 390 $2.34M
West Virginia 45 380 $2.18M
Utah 44 364 $2.15M
Idaho 33 355 $1.89M
New Mexico 39 330 $1.95M
Arkansas 36 321 $1.79M
Delaware 22 317 $1.18M
New Hampshire 32 304 $1.64M
South Dakota 28 261 $1.61M
Nebraska 25 238 $1.38M
North Dakota 23 223 $1.29M
Montana 16 141 $826K
District of Columbia 18 119 $745K
Rhode Island 102 $566K
Vermont 69 $339K
Hawaii 67 $375K
Wyoming 55 $313K
Alaska 35 $202K
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 REBIF

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SHAFFER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled263

FORT COLLINS

Colorado

DAVID GELBER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled182

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled161

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

STEVEN BEALL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled120

GROSSE POINTE PARK

Michigan

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled111

TACOMA

Washington

JOSEPH LA MANCUSA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled110

FINDLAY

Ohio

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled108

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled108

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled108

HOUSTON

Texas

ALIREZA MINAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled104

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled104

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

JULIE GURWELL PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled95

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled95

ROCHESTER

New York

KHURRAM BASHIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled94

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled92

JACKSON

Mississippi

DAVID MATTSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled88

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

BRUCE HUGHES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled79

DES MOINES

Iowa

RITU RASTOGI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

WILMINGTON

Delaware

PUNITHA VIJAYAKUMAR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled76

TAYLOR

Michigan

GARY BIRNBAUM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled75

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

MITCHELL ROSS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled75

AUBURN

Maine

JULIA KLEIN APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled75

SALT LAKE CITY

Utah

ODETTE EVANGELISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

LEWES

Delaware

ELAINE EDMONDS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled74

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled73

CULLMAN

Alabama