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REBIF

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

56.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 801 of 3362

$292M
Retail Cost

Rank: 99 of 3362

6,468
Patients

Rank: 1047 of 3362

4,414
Prescribers

Rank: 1081 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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 460 4,107 $20.9M
Florida 466 3,798 $20M
Michigan 400 3,477 $18.3M
Pennsylvania 378 3,362 $16.7M
California 379 3,150 $16M
Ohio 313 2,647 $13.5M
Illinois 291 2,605 $13.4M
Texas 302 2,359 $12.9M
Indiana 199 1,876 $8.91M
North Carolina 207 1,712 $9.39M
Minnesota 188 1,680 $8.76M
Tennessee 193 1,600 $8.69M
Missouri 185 1,520 $7.94M
Washington 158 1,334 $7.18M
Georgia 165 1,328 $7M
Colorado 143 1,253 $6.45M
Wisconsin 149 1,216 $6.31M
New Jersey 166 1,180 $7.02M
Massachusetts 140 1,104 $5.82M
Maryland 120 1,063 $5.19M
Kentucky 113 936 $4.58M
Alabama 112 906 $4.75M
Virginia 116 899 $4.64M
South Carolina 108 845 $4.55M
Arizona 95 755 $3.89M
Kansas 71 745 $3.2M
Oregon 82 679 $3.59M
Louisiana 85 674 $3.39M
Iowa 68 615 $3.14M
Maine 72 588 $3.14M
Mississippi 70 534 $2.79M
Oklahoma 69 525 $2.88M
West Virginia 47 453 $2.43M
Connecticut 59 441 $2.38M
Arkansas 57 436 $2.24M
Utah 49 431 $2.31M
Nevada 53 414 $2.07M
Idaho 37 382 $1.77M
New Mexico 41 364 $1.92M
Delaware 32 339 $1.38M
New Hampshire 34 333 $1.58M
South Dakota 35 307 $1.71M
North Dakota 27 243 $1.3M
Nebraska 25 243 $1.22M
Montana 17 161 $879K
District of Columbia 19 120 $642K
Rhode Island 14 117 $624K
Vermont 76 $376K
Alaska 73 $381K
Wyoming 52 $250K
Hawaii 50 $282K
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 »

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Top prescribers for REBIF

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SHAFFER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled265

GREELEY

Colorado

DAVID GELBER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled225

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled201

ROCHESTER

New York

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled172

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

ALIREZA MINAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled155

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

BRUCE HUGHES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled152

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled146

TACOMA

Washington

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled116

JACKSON

Mississippi

ELAINE EDMONDS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled112

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

STEVEN BEALL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled111

GROSSE POINTE PARK

Michigan

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled110

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

KATHRYN SEASHOLTZ DO

Neurology

Claims Filled108

BRUNSWICK

Maine

GARY BIRNBAUM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled105

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled104

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

CHRISTOPHER SHEPPARD MD

Neurology

Claims Filled102

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

EMILY PHARR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled101

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

DAVID MATTSON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled101

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

KHURRAM BASHIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled101

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled98

CULLMAN

Alabama

JODY COREY-BLOOM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

LA JOLLA

California

JOSEPH LA MANCUSA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled95

FINDLAY

Ohio

ALINE HEGGEM-SNOW P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled93

SPOKANE

Washington

AMOS KATZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled91

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

JOHN RINKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama