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METHOTREXATE

METHOTREXATE SODIUM

Otrexup (Methotrexate) is an anti-cancer and immunosuppressive medication that treats forms of cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. For cancer, it helps your body destroy cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. For rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, it lowers the body's normal immune response and prevents the body from attacking itself. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 131 of 3395

$175M
Retail Cost

Rank: 164 of 3395

429,034
Patients

Rank: 178 of 3395

85,992
Prescribers

Rank: 286 of 3395

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it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.72M

2011

1.89M

2012

2.13M

2013

2.25M

2014

2.37M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31.6M

2011

$37.5M

2012

$138M

2013

$174M

2014

$175M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$47

2011

$48

2012

$64

2013

$75

2014

$83

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 38,414 194,345 $13.3M
Florida 32,887 162,857 $12.1M
Texas 28,833 148,394 $10.6M
New York 24,703 135,785 $10.2M
Pennsylvania 19,704 108,863 $8.32M
Ohio 19,364 102,637 $8.07M
North Carolina 16,998 98,317 $6.97M
Illinois 15,043 81,730 $6.17M
Michigan 15,352 74,552 $6.04M
Tennessee 13,112 69,764 $4.76M
Missouri 11,215 66,212 $4.81M
Georgia 11,939 65,915 $4.43M
Indiana 10,507 55,718 $4.12M
New Jersey 10,988 53,455 $4.43M
Wisconsin 9,536 52,434 $4.28M
Virginia 9,758 49,957 $4.02M
Massachusetts 8,602 49,794 $3.8M
Arizona 9,744 49,508 $4M
Minnesota 9,680 48,307 $4.79M
Alabama 8,003 45,232 $2.91M
Washington 8,547 44,454 $3.32M
Kentucky 7,410 42,588 $2.98M
South Carolina 7,604 40,191 $2.84M
Louisiana 6,478 36,153 $2.49M
Colorado 6,874 35,208 $2.53M
Oregon 6,656 35,020 $2.63M
Arkansas 5,097 32,470 $2.22M
Oklahoma 5,428 28,213 $2.08M
Iowa 4,421 26,992 $2.09M
Maryland 5,788 26,799 $2.42M
Mississippi 4,492 25,436 $1.54M
Connecticut 4,801 24,713 $1.79M
Kansas 4,265 24,141 $1.66M
Nebraska 3,310 21,957 $1.57M
West Virginia 3,518 21,195 $1.47M
Nevada 3,117 15,621 $1.14M
New Mexico 3,051 15,201 $1.29M
Utah 2,872 13,858 $1.14M
Idaho 2,454 12,258 $857K
Montana 1,995 11,322 $832K
New Hampshire 2,078 10,329 $811K
South Dakota 1,654 9,791 $755K
Maine 2,263 9,664 $1.03M
North Dakota 1,792 9,134 $883K
Rhode Island 1,294 8,085 $448K
Hawaii 1,516 7,815 $588K
Delaware 1,298 5,699 $553K
Vermont 996 4,854 $480K
Wyoming 573 3,042 $221K
District of Columbia 659 3,023 $199K
Alaska 419 2,432 $164K
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 METHOTREXATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled3,576

TUCSON

Arizona

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,875

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,495

TUPELO

Mississippi

SHARUKH SHROFF MD., MPH., MBA.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,939

DANVILLE

Virginia

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,898

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,852

CINCINNATI

Ohio

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,833

PEORIA

Arizona

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,833

TOMBALL

Texas

JULIO BRAVO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,792

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,774

WHEELING

West Virginia

MARIA VINTIMILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,754

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

STANLEY HAYES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,728

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,725

MCALLEN

Texas

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,717

MIAMI

Florida

FAROOQ HASSAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,716

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

STEVEN COHEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,695

TYLER

Texas

JACOB AELION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,691

JACKSON

Tennessee

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,687

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,675

DOTHAN

Alabama

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,672

BECKLEY

West Virginia

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,656

LONGVIEW

Texas

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,640

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,586

PEORIA

Arizona

THOMAS HOWARD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,582

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MARK PEARSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,579

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin