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BETASERON

INTERFERON BETA-1B

Betaseron (Interferon Beta-1B) is a man-made interferon that's similar to what your body naturally makes. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for MS, but interferons activate your own immune system to control immune responses that have gone out of control. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

35.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 921 of 3362

$187M
Retail Cost

Rank: 145 of 3362

4,565
Patients

Rank: 1157 of 3362

3,414
Prescribers

Rank: 1165 of 3362

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55%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

40%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

47.9K

2011

44.1K

2012

42.5K

2013

35.1K

2014

40.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$156M

2011

$175M

2012

$199M

2013

$187M

2014

$242M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,191

2011

$2,171

2012

$1,833

2013

$2,239

2014

$3,545

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
California 313 2,457 $12.6M
Michigan 308 2,279 $12.3M
New York 278 2,202 $11.5M
Illinois 282 2,159 $11.8M
Florida 295 2,148 $11.3M
North Carolina 250 1,833 $9.66M
Pennsylvania 251 1,824 $10.2M
Texas 239 1,629 $9.49M
Ohio 160 1,247 $6.2M
Tennessee 176 1,184 $6.54M
Missouri 149 1,094 $5.75M
Alabama 139 1,069 $5.62M
Indiana 142 1,062 $5.56M
New Jersey 143 1,053 $6.3M
South Carolina 137 1,006 $5.48M
Kentucky 108 844 $4.33M
Massachusetts 101 828 $4.41M
Virginia 104 785 $4.2M
Georgia 115 781 $4.15M
Wisconsin 84 587 $3.12M
Washington 74 538 $2.85M
Minnesota 63 492 $2.64M
Colorado 63 457 $2.48M
Arizona 63 429 $2.38M
Connecticut 57 417 $2.26M
Iowa 44 403 $2.01M
Louisiana 47 320 $1.57M
Kansas 37 283 $1.46M
Maryland 37 259 $1.3M
Oklahoma 38 243 $1.31M
New Hampshire 30 222 $1.2M
Arkansas 30 206 $1.03M
South Dakota 21 204 $1.14M
Oregon 26 196 $1.09M
Rhode Island 20 193 $701K
West Virginia 24 190 $1.04M
Nevada 26 190 $1.03M
Nebraska 20 181 $933K
North Dakota 19 172 $877K
Maine 23 163 $934K
Mississippi 22 157 $831K
Montana 17 141 $722K
Utah 12 109 $557K
Delaware 18 108 $690K
New Mexico 12 94 $516K
Hawaii 69 $347K
Wyoming 11 67 $376K
Idaho 64 $297K
Vermont 55 $289K
District of Columbia 38 $218K
Alaska 18 $127K
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 BETASERON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled371

CULLMAN

Alabama

KHURRAM BASHIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled183

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DOUGLAS JEFFERY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled171

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

MARK CASCIONE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled137

TAMPA

Florida

STEVEN BEALL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled129

GROSSE POINTE PARK

Michigan

JONATHAN CALKWOOD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled129

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled122

TEANECK

New Jersey

BARRY ARNASON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled122

CHICAGO

Illinois

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled101

DERBY

Connecticut

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled98

HOUSTON

Texas

ALJOESON WALKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled92

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

NEIL SHINDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled86

NANUET

New York

SIDDHARTH SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled86

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

GARY MILLER D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled84

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled82

ROCHESTER

New York

SIBYL WRAY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled81

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

EMILY PHARR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled80

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JENIFER ZHAI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled76

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

STUART COOK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled76

NEWARK

New Jersey

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled76

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN BUDAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled75

ESSEXVILLE

Michigan

STUART FARBER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled72

KISSIMMEE

Florida

WILLIAM SHEREMATA

Neurology

Claims Filled66

MIAMI

Florida

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled66

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

SURENDRA KAUL M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled66

MIDLAND

Michigan