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ESTROGENS, CONJUGATED

Premarin (Conjugated Estrogens) is an oral medication that replaces estrogen hormones during and after menopause. Higher levels of estrogen lower menopause-related hot flashes, flushing, night sweats, vaginal problems, and bone loss. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.58M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 178 of 3395

$341M
Retail Cost

Rank: 86 of 3395

533,546
Patients

Rank: 143 of 3395

173,214
Prescribers

Rank: 140 of 3395

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.49M

2011

2.11M

2012

2.12M

2013

1.85M

2014

1.58M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$243M

2011

$253M

2012

$312M

2013

$329M

2014

$341M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$172

2011

$165

2012

$180

2013

$196

2014

$199

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 70,846 201,048 $45.7M
Texas 39,161 119,286 $25.3M
Florida 35,599 101,308 $22.8M
Pennsylvania 25,410 70,617 $15.7M
New York 26,210 69,874 $16.5M
North Carolina 20,350 64,283 $12.8M
Georgia 15,713 51,504 $10M
Tennessee 15,536 49,973 $10.1M
Ohio 15,682 46,395 $9.84M
Michigan 17,222 45,923 $10.9M
Illinois 15,250 44,894 $9.89M
Alabama 11,253 37,958 $7.41M
Indiana 11,546 35,248 $7.58M
Kentucky 9,834 35,165 $6.68M
Louisiana 8,772 34,511 $6.05M
Missouri 10,125 32,781 $6.43M
South Carolina 9,451 31,904 $6.37M
Virginia 11,152 31,423 $6.95M
Oklahoma 8,882 31,041 $6.35M
Arizona 11,148 29,751 $6.86M
Washington 10,701 28,441 $6.36M
Colorado 10,380 26,735 $6.18M
Minnesota 10,608 26,020 $6.26M
Oregon 9,524 25,778 $5.54M
New Jersey 9,453 24,847 $6.02M
Massachusetts 9,180 24,741 $5.63M
Wisconsin 9,178 24,565 $5.61M
Arkansas 6,566 22,374 $4.16M
Mississippi 5,585 19,730 $3.45M
Kansas 5,607 17,596 $3.42M
Maryland 6,797 17,522 $4.3M
Iowa 6,090 16,216 $3.41M
West Virginia 3,836 13,146 $2.63M
Connecticut 4,369 12,074 $2.79M
New Mexico 4,150 11,275 $2.58M
Nebraska 3,625 10,639 $2.1M
Nevada 3,551 10,163 $2.24M
Utah 3,082 8,986 $1.92M
Idaho 2,570 7,847 $1.61M
Maine 2,842 7,502 $1.72M
Montana 2,359 6,774 $1.42M
New Hampshire 2,000 5,165 $1.18M
Rhode Island 1,539 4,668 $934K
North Dakota 1,702 4,472 $949K
South Dakota 1,731 4,333 $920K
Hawaii 1,821 4,107 $1.09M
Wyoming 1,218 3,536 $748K
Delaware 1,333 3,357 $831K
Vermont 1,319 3,259 $762K
District of Columbia 842 2,089 $516K
Alaska 642 2,070 $414K
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 PREMARIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE PIMIENTA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled203

MIAMI

Florida

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled203

NEW YORK

New York

RICHARD FORD MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled202

ASHLAND

Kentucky

RITA MELKONIAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled201

CORTE MADERA

California

ALEXANDER SHAPIRO M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled201

DENVER

Colorado

DEBRA SOMERS MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled200

PHILA

Pennsylvania

MICKEY KARRAM M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled199

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

MITESH PAREKH M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled198

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

DIANE BIGHAM D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled198

MINOT

North Dakota

JAMES MUSE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled197

TYLER

Texas

JAMES FLAHERTY DO

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled197

THE VILLAGES

Florida

MARJORIE JEAN-MICHEL M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled196

BRONX

New York

MURRAY OSOFSKY MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled194

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JASON THOMPSON MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled194

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOSE VALDES

Gynecology

Claims Filled194

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

VAL VOGT MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled193

GERMANTOWN

Tennessee

DENNIS HIDLEBAUGH MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled193

NAPLES

Florida

HAROLD MOORE MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled192

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

RAYMOND REILLY MBBCH BAO

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled192

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

RICHARD FARNAM MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled192

EL PASO

Texas

RALPH TURNER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled192

TYLER

Texas

JENNIFER POLLAK MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled192

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

PABLO DIAZ-ESQUIVEL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled191

AMARILLO

Texas

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ANITA PILLAI-ALLEN M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled191

SILVER SPRING

Maryland