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MESALAMINE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

111K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 644 of 3362

$86.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 266 of 3362

21,711
Patients

Rank: 738 of 3362

17,208
Prescribers

Rank: 654 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

89.2K

2011

91.9K

2012

108K

2013

111K

2014

105K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$46.7M

2011

$56.5M

2012

$74M

2013

$86.5M

2014

$95.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$488

2011

$532

2012

$534

2013

$556

2014

$636

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
New York 2,056 10,709 $8.9M
Pennsylvania 1,434 7,703 $5.86M
California 1,468 6,697 $5.83M
Florida 1,471 6,373 $5.04M
Ohio 1,235 5,945 $4.54M
Texas 1,213 5,830 $4.43M
Illinois 919 4,766 $3.49M
Michigan 987 4,381 $4.15M
New Jersey 798 3,985 $3.41M
Massachusetts 696 3,972 $2.99M
North Carolina 700 3,599 $2.62M
Georgia 532 2,676 $1.96M
Missouri 471 2,524 $1.82M
Virginia 493 2,341 $1.79M
Wisconsin 412 2,314 $1.62M
Tennessee 479 2,245 $1.68M
Indiana 434 2,241 $1.64M
Arizona 555 2,214 $2.02M
Connecticut 313 1,878 $1.51M
Maryland 413 1,876 $1.75M
South Carolina 362 1,803 $1.43M
Oklahoma 320 1,795 $1.28M
Washington 356 1,764 $1.32M
West Virginia 298 1,562 $1.17M
Kentucky 321 1,551 $1.24M
Minnesota 300 1,528 $1.19M
Iowa 247 1,520 $1M
Alabama 273 1,312 $911K
Louisiana 224 1,260 $745K
Oregon 214 1,217 $873K
Kansas 216 1,203 $800K
Colorado 269 1,164 $1.09M
Nebraska 163 1,059 $648K
Arkansas 184 952 $624K
Utah 134 731 $521K
Rhode Island 109 695 $445K
Idaho 123 666 $469K
Maine 122 647 $530K
Mississippi 125 641 $388K
New Hampshire 117 551 $467K
New Mexico 100 489 $361K
Montana 47 384 $194K
South Dakota 55 363 $234K
Nevada 88 304 $259K
Delaware 59 214 $236K
Vermont 33 172 $147K
North Dakota 35 156 $119K
Hawaii 29 132 $120K
Wyoming 33 128 $72.6K
Alaska 15 117 $36.1K
District of Columbia 28 113 $110K
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 PENTASA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAJAN KHOSLA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled150

CHANDLER

Arizona

JANE VLODOV-LEVITT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled113

BROOKLYN

New York

ZAHOOR MAKHDOOM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled102

CARBONDALE

Illinois

LINDY RACHAL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

JAMES PISCATELLI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled92

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

THOMAS CLAIBORNE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

ATLANTA

Georgia

MARIA RONQUILLO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled85

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD ZLOTOFF M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled84

WATERBURY

Connecticut

GUNDA REDDY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

LAPEER

Michigan

SATISH ARORA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

NORMAN

Oklahoma

RUDRAJIT RAI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

COLUMBIA

Maryland

MARK APPLER MD FACP

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

MOUNT AIRY

North Carolina

DAVID WORTHAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled74

ANDERSON

South Carolina

JOSEPH PERROTTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

NORWOOD

Massachusetts

MARY AUSTIN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled73

DENVER

Colorado

DAVID NEUMANN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DAWN EGNACZAK N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled71

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

WILLIAM PETERSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled67

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

SUDEEP SODHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled66

MENASHA

Wisconsin

KHALID ALAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

MENASHA

Wisconsin

HRAIR SIMONIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

W KILGORE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

WICHITA

Kansas

STEVEN GOODELL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

SPOKANE

Washington

JEFFREY GOLDSTEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

ROCHESTER

New York

MANJAKKOLLAI VEERABAGU M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled61

ANDERSON

South Carolina