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PEGASYS

PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2A

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

10.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1273 of 3362

$34.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 495 of 3362

3,601
Patients

Rank: 1224 of 3362

2,159
Prescribers

Rank: 1343 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

43.4K

2011

49.1K

2012

21.8K

2013

10.7K

2014

1,624

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$105M

2011

$125M

2012

$61.6M

2013

$34.6M

2014

$5.66M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,348

2011

$1,323

2012

$1,390

2013

$893

2014

$1,337

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 470 1,331 $4.27M
Texas 316 972 $3.09M
New York 312 935 $3.12M
Florida 323 874 $2.86M
Tennessee 156 475 $1.54M
Michigan 130 382 $1.23M
Arizona 99 356 $1.22M
Pennsylvania 127 350 $1.16M
New Jersey 114 326 $1.1M
Maryland 100 303 $987K
Ohio 97 302 $977K
North Carolina 79 232 $765K
Arkansas 69 230 $740K
Massachusetts 85 221 $702K
Illinois 61 209 $696K
Missouri 73 206 $652K
Louisiana 71 205 $648K
Oregon 60 203 $597K
Georgia 62 197 $623K
Washington 64 182 $578K
Kentucky 57 150 $485K
Kansas 51 143 $453K
Connecticut 36 133 $332K
Virginia 42 126 $393K
Indiana 39 126 $405K
Wisconsin 39 119 $369K
Alabama 31 113 $373K
Colorado 36 104 $357K
South Carolina 34 101 $311K
Oklahoma 29 78 $253K
New Mexico 30 77 $263K
Minnesota 21 74 $221K
Idaho 23 61 $190K
Delaware 22 60 $230K
West Virginia 22 59 $193K
Mississippi 25 56 $180K
Utah 17 55 $175K
Rhode Island 20 53 $171K
Nebraska 16 51 $143K
Nevada 18 45 $168K
Maine 16 45 $142K
District of Columbia 12 39 $128K
North Dakota 12 38 $121K
Montana 17 37 $120K
Wyoming 11 31 $99.1K
Alaska 29 $92K
Iowa 29 $91.9K
New Hampshire 24 $63.4K
South Dakota 23 $73.8K
Vermont 22 $24.8K
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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