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AVONEX

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

80.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 690 of 3238

$367M
Retail Cost

Rank: 61 of 3238

9,983
Patients

Rank: 880 of 3238

6,443
Prescribers

Rank: 910 of 3238

User Reviews of AVONEX »

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37%

of people say

it's worth it

23%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 923 7,158 $34.4M
Pennsylvania 813 6,450 $30.2M
California 653 5,122 $22.5M
Ohio 556 4,654 $20.6M
Texas 523 4,029 $19.1M
Florida 516 3,880 $17.3M
Michigan 479 3,783 $17.1M
Illinois 427 3,363 $15.6M
New Jersey 334 2,560 $12.5M
North Carolina 325 2,532 $12.2M
Virginia 317 2,380 $10.9M
Indiana 260 2,073 $9.13M
Georgia 266 1,951 $8.86M
Washington 215 1,850 $7.83M
Wisconsin 214 1,782 $8.1M
Massachusetts 223 1,745 $7.8M
Tennessee 240 1,697 $7.82M
Oregon 203 1,645 $7.15M
Missouri 207 1,642 $7.21M
Connecticut 177 1,488 $6.8M
Colorado 158 1,312 $5.82M
Maryland 158 1,167 $5.48M
Arizona 158 1,164 $5.44M
Minnesota 142 1,145 $4.95M
Louisiana 133 1,076 $4.95M
Alabama 139 1,071 $4.85M
Kentucky 132 1,003 $4.51M
South Carolina 108 849 $3.64M
Arkansas 88 782 $3.49M
Oklahoma 96 751 $3.7M
Utah 92 737 $3.39M
Kansas 88 687 $3.1M
Mississippi 92 664 $3.01M
Iowa 67 623 $2.48M
Nebraska 74 611 $2.69M
West Virginia 80 605 $2.62M
Nevada 64 503 $2.32M
Idaho 58 461 $2.04M
Maine 62 431 $1.99M
South Dakota 44 364 $1.57M
Montana 34 356 $1.63M
New Hampshire 45 346 $1.64M
New Mexico 35 258 $1.23M
North Dakota 23 195 $817K
Wyoming 22 192 $814K
District of Columbia 27 160 $753K
Delaware 25 158 $841K
Rhode Island 17 124 $515K
Vermont 14 95 $477K
Hawaii 12 89 $393K
Alaska 68 $301K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 Filled510

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled273

BUFFALO

New York

BRIAN APATOFF MD

Neurology

Claims Filled269

NEW YORK

New York

HOWARD ROSSMAN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled250

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled225

DERBY

Connecticut

ROCK HEYMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled224

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARY RENSEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled213

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled213

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled191

BUFFALO

New York

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled189

ATLANTA

Georgia

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled169

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GALEN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled149

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled148

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

DAVID SNYDER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled138

NEW YORK

New York

MARCUS RICE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled136

NORFOLK

Virginia

HOLLY MAGGIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

WARREN

Ohio

ADRIENNE BOISSY

Neurology

Claims Filled129

CLEVELAND

Ohio

LOUIS CATALANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

RALEIGH

North Carolina

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled124

NEW YORK

New York

MARGARET BUCELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled116

BUFFALO

New York

VATHIAR TAZUDEEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled115

DANVILLE

Illinois

ALIREZA MINAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled113

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled110

ROANOKE

Virginia

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled107

ROCHESTER

New York