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CIMZIA

CERTOLIZUMAB PEGOL

Cimzia (Certolizumab) is a monoclonal antibody. It lowers inflammation in the body by blocking a protein called TNF (tumor necrosis factor). Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

30.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 949 of 3362

$110M
Retail Cost

Rank: 219 of 3362

4,998
Patients

Rank: 1128 of 3362

3,332
Prescribers

Rank: 1172 of 3362

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64%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well
Alternatives:

Enbrel Humira Remicade Simponi

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

18.7K

2011

22.3K

2012

26.9K

2013

30.7K

2014

33.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$39M

2011

$56.1M

2012

$77M

2013

$110M

2014

$132M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,404

2011

$1,564

2012

$1,255

2013

$1,348

2014

$1,307

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 598 3,530 $12.4M
California 499 3,121 $10.6M
Florida 449 2,693 $9.1M
New York 355 2,195 $7.99M
Pennsylvania 244 1,538 $5.48M
Georgia 172 1,091 $3.79M
Tennessee 177 1,015 $3.66M
Michigan 163 1,001 $3.81M
North Carolina 148 894 $3.42M
Ohio 143 865 $2.97M
Wisconsin 127 848 $2.92M
Illinois 144 759 $2.91M
Louisiana 102 688 $2.16M
Alabama 109 683 $2.36M
New Jersey 125 668 $2.92M
Arizona 96 611 $2.14M
Massachusetts 102 599 $2.16M
Missouri 95 571 $2.22M
Washington 81 560 $2.08M
Kentucky 87 553 $1.87M
Indiana 87 479 $1.7M
South Carolina 75 474 $1.73M
Minnesota 76 436 $1.57M
Virginia 68 394 $1.61M
Arkansas 63 379 $1.31M
Oklahoma 68 358 $1.34M
Connecticut 66 351 $1.33M
Colorado 67 336 $1.32M
Maryland 49 294 $1.11M
Oregon 49 264 $1.07M
New Hampshire 35 257 $875K
New Mexico 36 246 $883K
Mississippi 33 246 $798K
Kansas 36 212 $763K
Maine 29 202 $727K
Idaho 38 182 $639K
Utah 29 134 $516K
Nevada 20 130 $485K
Nebraska 22 129 $504K
West Virginia 18 115 $389K
Rhode Island 16 92 $295K
Montana 14 80 $269K
Iowa 13 69 $251K
South Dakota 60 $212K
North Dakota 50 $175K
Delaware 13 46 $239K
Alaska 39 $124K
Hawaii 36 $126K
District of Columbia 22 $99.9K
Vermont 15 $53.4K
Wyoming 13 $36.4K
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 CIMZIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled331

EDINBURG

Texas

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled215

EDINBURG

Texas

SOLOMON FOROUZESH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled205

CULVER CITY

California

EZRA SHARON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

FOREST HILLS

New York

MARCIA GENTA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

DALLAS

Texas

AZAREL ABINADER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled92

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled91

LOS ANGELES

California

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

DOTHAN

Alabama

HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled79

FRESNO

California

WONIL LEE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled73

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ANTONIO MANCERA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled71

LAREDO

Texas

JAMES MOSSELL D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

TIFTON

Georgia

JACOB AELION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled64

JACKSON

Tennessee

MELODY ST. JOHN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled63

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled61

PLANTATION

Florida

GILBERT GELFAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

WHITTIER

California

ABDUL AZIZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled60

KISSIMMEE

Florida

RAZVAN ARSENESCU MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled59

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS ESPINOZA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

HARLINGEN

Texas

JACQUELINE VO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

HOUSTON

Texas

ANN ALEMAN WEINMANN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JAVAID SHEIKH MD FACP MRCP UK

Rheumatology

Claims Filled54

ORLANDO

Florida

JAMES STEIER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled54

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico