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INTERFERON BETA-1A

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

55K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 801 of 3395

$312M
Retail Cost

Rank: 96 of 3395

6,572
Patients

Rank: 1048 of 3395

4,863
Prescribers

Rank: 1050 of 3395

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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

96.3K

2011

98.8K

2012

80.3K

2013

63.6K

2014

55K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$317M

2011

$391M

2012

$367M

2013

$326M

2014

$312M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,792

2011

$3,042

2012

$2,924

2013

$3,030

2014

$3,327

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 611 5,119 $29.9M
Pennsylvania 534 4,484 $26.1M
California 453 3,650 $19.9M
Ohio 348 2,977 $16.2M
Michigan 341 2,885 $16.1M
Texas 344 2,585 $15.4M
Florida 322 2,565 $14.1M
Illinois 291 2,290 $13.5M
New Jersey 205 1,690 $10.3M
North Carolina 213 1,607 $9.46M
Washington 169 1,461 $8.14M
Virginia 177 1,441 $8.3M
Indiana 174 1,439 $8.14M
Georgia 163 1,311 $7.38M
Wisconsin 149 1,250 $6.63M
Oregon 134 1,201 $6.5M
Massachusetts 144 1,191 $6.85M
Tennessee 151 1,129 $6.46M
Missouri 136 1,127 $6.24M
Connecticut 122 1,061 $6.19M
Colorado 117 914 $5.34M
Arizona 111 815 $4.97M
Maryland 111 778 $4.81M
Louisiana 86 748 $4.03M
Alabama 86 731 $4.03M
Minnesota 84 727 $3.94M
Kentucky 73 675 $3.66M
South Carolina 77 613 $3.46M
Kansas 69 586 $3.08M
Oklahoma 69 527 $2.95M
Utah 58 513 $2.85M
Nebraska 47 425 $2.27M
Mississippi 56 392 $2.18M
Iowa 44 388 $2.09M
Idaho 38 370 $1.97M
West Virginia 50 351 $1.89M
Arkansas 46 332 $1.92M
Nevada 39 313 $1.81M
Montana 27 294 $1.55M
New Hampshire 31 261 $1.48M
South Dakota 25 251 $1.29M
Maine 32 232 $1.49M
District of Columbia 31 169 $1.12M
Wyoming 15 150 $781K
New Mexico 21 142 $872K
Delaware 18 130 $1.04M
Rhode Island 12 100 $553K
North Dakota 11 94 $471K
Vermont 61 $340K
Hawaii 33 $202K
Alaska 32 $165K
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 AVONEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled372

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BRIAN APATOFF MD

Neurology

Claims Filled224

NEW YORK

New York

ROCK HEYMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled195

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled186

BUFFALO

New York

KATHLEEN SCHWETZ CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled181

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled177

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled163

DERBY

Connecticut

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled150

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled145

BUFFALO

New York

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled140

ATLANTA

Georgia

GALEN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled111

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled106

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARGARET BUCELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled102

BUFFALO

New York

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled101

ROCHESTER

New York

DUSAN STEFOSKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

CHICAGO

Illinois

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled97

RALEIGH

North Carolina

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled96

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

TACOMA

Washington

MARIE NAMEY CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled87

CLEVELAND

Ohio

RANDALL WEBB MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled86

TULSA

Oklahoma

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled85

ROANOKE

Virginia

MARCUS RICE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled83

NORFOLK

Virginia

BRIDGET BAGERT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled82

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

KHURRAM BASHIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas