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PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2.62M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 122 of 3395

$162M
Retail Cost

Rank: 178 of 3395

1,509,503
Patients

Rank: 56 of 3395

83,397
Prescribers

Rank: 291 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.76M

2011

2.04M

2012

2.39M

2013

2.54M

2014

2.62M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$26.9M

2011

$31.2M

2012

$58.2M

2013

$160M

2014

$162M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$11

2011

$12

2012

$13

2013

$21

2014

$27

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 179,231 305,513 $19.8M
Florida 117,838 210,532 $13M
New York 98,781 193,312 $11.6M
Texas 97,036 155,239 $9.96M
Pennsylvania 74,999 134,834 $7.91M
Ohio 60,771 103,709 $6.1M
Illinois 49,825 88,073 $5M
Michigan 51,379 85,233 $5.6M
North Carolina 43,293 73,282 $4.54M
Massachusetts 41,353 72,766 $4.46M
Georgia 39,325 68,734 $4.16M
Washington 34,319 58,207 $3.18M
Missouri 33,797 55,743 $3.28M
Virginia 31,622 54,123 $3.55M
New Jersey 29,531 52,590 $3.12M
Tennessee 33,273 52,439 $3.4M
Arizona 32,281 52,369 $3.03M
Minnesota 30,370 51,613 $3.35M
Wisconsin 28,273 44,841 $2.94M
Indiana 27,631 42,772 $2.91M
South Carolina 24,743 41,283 $2.51M
Louisiana 23,042 40,817 $2.59M
Oregon 24,515 39,443 $2.46M
Alabama 23,442 38,643 $2.53M
Colorado 23,264 38,005 $2.32M
Maryland 21,457 36,179 $2.38M
Kentucky 19,590 30,107 $1.94M
Connecticut 15,741 27,679 $1.7M
Kansas 15,180 24,316 $1.4M
Arkansas 14,657 23,765 $1.57M
Iowa 14,340 23,293 $1.48M
Mississippi 13,433 22,460 $1.44M
New Mexico 12,591 21,472 $1.26M
Nevada 11,942 21,204 $1.33M
Oklahoma 13,640 20,805 $1.28M
West Virginia 10,907 17,632 $1.06M
Utah 10,308 16,110 $986K
Nebraska 8,996 14,340 $946K
Idaho 8,317 12,786 $796K
Hawaii 6,836 11,001 $718K
Maine 6,366 10,012 $630K
Rhode Island 5,557 9,474 $540K
South Dakota 5,438 8,966 $586K
New Hampshire 5,465 8,960 $494K
North Dakota 4,882 7,920 $542K
Montana 4,500 7,061 $432K
Delaware 4,018 6,437 $338K
Vermont 3,483 5,592 $323K
District of Columbia 2,101 3,951 $283K
Alaska 870 1,335 $87.8K
Wyoming 794 1,326 $71.1K
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 PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SALOMON ESQUENAZI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,616

MIAMI

Florida

ARTHUR WEINSTEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,539

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

EDUARDO PEREZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,026

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BRADFORD SHINGLETON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,968

BOSTON

Massachusetts

TOMMY COFFMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,955

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

SAMUEL SELTZER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,930

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,786

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO PRADO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,785

TAMPA

Florida

MARK GOROVOY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,710

FORT MYERS

Florida

STEWART VANHORN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,652

BROOKVILLE

Pennsylvania

HERBERT KNAUF MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,610

CLEARWATER

Florida

MARK LESHER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,580

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

HIRAM QUINONES- FERRER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,557

PONCE

Puerto Rico

AIDA ROMULO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,466

FONTANA

California

WALFRED TORRES DAVILA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,439

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

DASA GANGADHAR MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,432

WICHITA

Kansas

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,397

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HERIBERTO MARTINEZ LEBRON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,381

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,368

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

DAVID KIM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,368

SAVANNAH

Georgia

DAVID VERDIER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,344

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

JOHN PAJKA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,319

LIMA

Ohio

RAYMOND FONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,317

NEW YORK

New York

DERRALL PARKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,286

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

MARK OBERLANDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,285

PINELLAS PARK

Florida