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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 2014

1.85M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 162 of 3362

$329M
Retail Cost

Rank: 80 of 3362

573,896
Patients

Rank: 135 of 3362

179,336
Prescribers

Rank: 131 of 3362

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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

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 74,112 226,479 $42.3M
Texas 43,590 142,568 $25.3M
Florida 37,895 112,918 $21.1M
Pennsylvania 27,404 81,003 $15.1M
North Carolina 21,839 77,637 $12.6M
New York 27,184 76,639 $15.3M
Georgia 17,434 64,721 $10.1M
Ohio 19,105 60,754 $10.8M
Tennessee 16,843 58,865 $9.75M
Michigan 18,346 52,461 $10.5M
Illinois 16,342 51,646 $9.37M
Alabama 13,115 49,566 $8.04M
Louisiana 9,563 41,707 $5.92M
Indiana 12,862 41,631 $7.46M
Kentucky 10,759 41,060 $6.55M
Missouri 11,212 39,481 $6.38M
South Carolina 10,379 37,486 $6.08M
Oklahoma 10,080 37,265 $6.43M
Virginia 11,678 34,850 $6.42M
Arizona 11,947 33,846 $6.45M
Washington 11,517 32,816 $6.06M
Minnesota 11,108 30,682 $6.29M
Colorado 10,773 29,738 $5.65M
Oregon 9,749 29,097 $5.06M
Wisconsin 9,848 28,802 $5.43M
Arkansas 7,212 28,077 $4.25M
Massachusetts 9,133 26,344 $4.94M
Mississippi 6,478 25,730 $3.71M
New Jersey 9,401 25,526 $5.22M
Kansas 6,124 21,656 $3.53M
Iowa 6,537 21,490 $3.67M
Maryland 6,332 17,460 $3.61M
West Virginia 4,309 15,767 $2.65M
Nebraska 3,967 14,387 $2.33M
New Mexico 4,594 13,309 $2.56M
Connecticut 4,204 12,583 $2.41M
Nevada 3,878 11,404 $2.1M
Utah 3,435 10,520 $1.85M
Idaho 3,124 9,863 $1.63M
Montana 2,562 8,307 $1.45M
Maine 3,003 8,115 $1.56M
South Dakota 1,920 5,735 $1.01M
North Dakota 1,821 5,640 $1M
Rhode Island 1,675 5,404 $902K
New Hampshire 1,863 4,958 $946K
Hawaii 1,932 4,601 $959K
Wyoming 1,353 4,308 $770K
Vermont 1,284 3,450 $671K
Delaware 1,344 3,446 $740K
Alaska 702 2,496 $405K
District of Columbia 821 2,118 $443K
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 PREMARIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
STEPHEN SZABO M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled196

PINEHURST

North Carolina

RITA MELKONIAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled195

CORTE MADERA

California

RICHARD FORD MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled195

ASHLAND

Kentucky

WILLIAM MCBRIDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled194

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

AVA LEEGANT M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled194

BRONX

New York

DOROTHY KAMMERER-DOAK MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled192

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

RUSLANA KADZE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled192

TARZANA

California

PABLO DIAZ-ESQUIVEL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled190

AMARILLO

Texas

ALFRED MOFFETT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled189

LEESBURG

Florida

GEORGE CORNELL MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled189

SUFFOLK

Virginia

RICHARD MANN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled188

OCALA

Florida

KELLEY DOPSON M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled188

ATLANTA

Georgia

TED COX MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled187

WINFIELD

Alabama

ANASTASIA OSIPOVA MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled187

LAKE GENEVA

Wisconsin

JOHN JEFFERS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled187

ARLINGTON

Texas

SAMUEL HALL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled187

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

HOLLY THACKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

CLEVELAND

Ohio

VIRGINIA SMITH MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled186

PORTLAND

Oregon

JAMES MUSE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled186

TYLER

Texas

GORDON BOWERS MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled186

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

EMILIO GOMEZ-MADRAZO MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled182

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

BEN MARTIN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled182

DOTHAN

Alabama

ERIKA BLANTON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled182

RICHMOND

Virginia

GIDEON PANTER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

PATRICIA POLING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled181

NAPLES

Florida