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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
LEISE KNOEPP MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled190

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MURRAY FREEDMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled189

AUGUSTA

Georgia

CURTIS POWELL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled189

TULSA

Oklahoma

CO PHAM MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled188

WESTMINSTER

California

TAL FLIGELMAN M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled187

BROOKLYN

New York

GARTH PHIBBS M.D.

Gynecologic Oncology

Claims Filled185

TOLEDO

Ohio

SCOTT LITWILLER MD

Urology

Claims Filled184

TULSA

Oklahoma

ERNESTO ARROYO-LOPEZ

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled183

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

YULY CHALIK MD

Urology

Claims Filled183

BROOKLYN

New York

AVA LEEGANT M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled183

BRONX

New York

JOSE CHAMORRO MD

Urology

Claims Filled183

MIAMI

Florida

MARVIN HYETT MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled182

LINWOOD

New Jersey

LARRY STUTTS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled182

SHEFFIELD

Alabama

KELLEY DOPSON M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

ATLANTA

Georgia

STEPHEN FEHNEL M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled181

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

QILI LI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled180

FLUSHING

New York

DANIEL MCKIEVER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled179

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

HOLLY THACKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JONATHAN SHEPHERD M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled177

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled177

EDINBURG

Texas

MAY WAKAMATSU MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled177

BOSTON

Massachusetts

GINGER CATHEY M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled176

HOUSTON

Texas

STEPHEN PORTERA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled175

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

DOUGLAS HALL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled175

OCALA

Florida

JOYE LOWMAN MD MPH

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled175

ALTANTA

Georgia