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AVONEX

INTERFERON BETA-1A

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

63.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 769 of 3362

$326M
Retail Cost

Rank: 81 of 3362

7,754
Patients

Rank: 996 of 3362

5,478
Prescribers

Rank: 1014 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 705 5,721 $30.4M
Pennsylvania 644 5,208 $27.1M
California 554 4,310 $21.2M
Ohio 417 3,365 $16.9M
Florida 383 3,164 $15.5M
Michigan 394 3,146 $15.9M
Texas 394 3,072 $16.4M
Illinois 333 2,695 $14.2M
New Jersey 257 2,034 $11.3M
North Carolina 246 1,935 $10.3M
Indiana 214 1,671 $8.56M
Virginia 210 1,618 $8.44M
Washington 168 1,486 $7.41M
Wisconsin 182 1,486 $7.41M
Georgia 203 1,480 $7.58M
Massachusetts 166 1,393 $7.24M
Missouri 166 1,385 $6.82M
Oregon 152 1,334 $6.52M
Tennessee 174 1,289 $6.65M
Connecticut 145 1,236 $6.5M
Colorado 130 1,036 $5.42M
Arizona 110 934 $4.91M
Maryland 133 928 $4.9M
Minnesota 103 866 $4.28M
Louisiana 106 831 $4.18M
Alabama 103 807 $4.16M
Kentucky 98 774 $3.76M
South Carolina 88 713 $3.5M
Kansas 76 658 $3.27M
Oklahoma 75 634 $3.16M
Utah 65 583 $2.9M
Arkansas 62 477 $2.46M
Mississippi 64 475 $2.37M
Nebraska 54 467 $2.28M
Iowa 50 463 $2.28M
West Virginia 63 446 $2.2M
Nevada 50 347 $1.89M
Idaho 43 342 $1.71M
Montana 40 322 $1.65M
South Dakota 30 321 $1.51M
New Hampshire 32 295 $1.49M
Maine 36 265 $1.34M
District of Columbia 27 210 $1.14M
Wyoming 22 187 $875K
New Mexico 23 172 $905K
North Dakota 18 138 $661K
Delaware 23 134 $889K
Rhode Island 12 103 $511K
Vermont 71 $361K
Hawaii 64 $302K
Alaska 38 $177K
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 AVONEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled478

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BRIAN APATOFF MD

Neurology

Claims Filled217

NEW YORK

New York

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled215

DERBY

Connecticut

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled205

BUFFALO

New York

ROCK HEYMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled196

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled186

BUFFALO

New York

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled170

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled148

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

KATHLEEN SCHWETZ CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled144

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled130

ROCHESTER

New York

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARY RENSEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled128

CLEVELAND

Ohio

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled127

NEW YORK

New York

GALEN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled118

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled116

RALEIGH

North Carolina

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled109

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

MARIE NAMEY CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled107

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MARCUS RICE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled106

NORFOLK

Virginia

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled106

TACOMA

Washington

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled105

ATLANTA

Georgia

MARGARET BUCELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled99

BUFFALO

New York

LISA SERSHON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled92

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DUSAN STEFOSKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled92

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT REED MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID SNYDER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

NEW YORK

New York