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PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Ophthalmic prednisolone reduces the irritation, redness, burning, and swelling of eye inflammation caused by chemicals, heat, radiation, infection, allergy, or foreign bodies in the eye. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.54M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 123 of 3362

$160M
Retail Cost

Rank: 164 of 3362

1,468,708
Patients

Rank: 55 of 3362

81,142
Prescribers

Rank: 290 of 3362

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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

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 180,702 305,364 $20.4M
Florida 118,557 210,479 $13.4M
New York 94,135 184,512 $11.2M
Texas 94,397 150,142 $9.95M
Pennsylvania 74,065 133,213 $7.83M
Ohio 58,918 100,558 $5.98M
Illinois 45,844 79,186 $4.57M
Michigan 47,328 78,401 $5.29M
North Carolina 42,983 72,794 $4.48M
Massachusetts 40,206 69,247 $4.32M
Georgia 36,604 63,719 $3.88M
Washington 32,845 54,687 $3.16M
Arizona 33,488 53,062 $3.15M
Tennessee 32,928 51,589 $3.34M
Missouri 31,624 51,552 $3.15M
Virginia 29,971 51,042 $3.35M
Minnesota 29,090 48,962 $3.22M
New Jersey 27,463 48,492 $2.96M
Wisconsin 26,851 43,192 $2.84M
Alabama 25,524 42,520 $2.83M
South Carolina 22,828 38,719 $2.39M
Louisiana 21,963 38,714 $2.49M
Indiana 23,774 37,614 $2.33M
Oregon 22,627 36,330 $2.31M
Maryland 20,464 34,783 $2.37M
Colorado 21,051 34,372 $2.16M
Kentucky 19,023 29,411 $1.9M
Connecticut 14,475 25,433 $1.55M
Iowa 14,761 24,554 $1.64M
Nevada 13,500 22,947 $1.49M
Mississippi 13,323 22,557 $1.47M
Arkansas 13,806 22,510 $1.49M
Kansas 13,793 22,140 $1.29M
Oklahoma 13,690 20,995 $1.32M
New Mexico 11,859 19,671 $1.19M
West Virginia 10,105 16,487 $998K
Nebraska 9,546 15,368 $1.06M
Utah 9,766 14,936 $952K
Idaho 7,720 11,881 $710K
Hawaii 7,089 11,367 $724K
South Dakota 6,031 9,975 $657K
North Dakota 5,830 9,611 $635K
Maine 5,860 9,418 $590K
Rhode Island 5,366 8,936 $556K
New Hampshire 4,841 7,795 $437K
Delaware 4,260 6,662 $368K
Montana 4,140 6,453 $408K
Vermont 3,290 5,546 $318K
District of Columbia 2,031 3,915 $282K
Alaska 853 1,320 $90.6K
Wyoming 767 1,209 $68.1K
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 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 PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SALOMON ESQUENAZI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,083

MIAMI

Florida

ARTHUR WEINSTEIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,249

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

SAMUEL SELTZER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,134

FLORENCE

South Carolina

EVA LIANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled2,071

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

NEIL GRIFFIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,788

ROCKINGHAM

North Carolina

ARNULFO MANSUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,714

MIAMI

Florida

HERBERT KNAUF MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,704

CLEARWATER

Florida

AIDA ROMULO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,704

FONTANA

California

WALFRED TORRES DAVILA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,698

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

BRADFORD SHINGLETON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,666

BOSTON

Massachusetts

EDUARDO PEREZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,606

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CLINTON SHEETS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,581

CLEARWATER

Florida

STEWART VANHORN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,580

BROOKVILLE

Pennsylvania

CESAR QUINONES M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,577

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

KIRK STURRIDGE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,544

DOTHAN

Alabama

DAVID VERDIER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,543

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

MARK GOROVOY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,535

FORT MYERS

Florida

RAYMOND FONG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,465

NEW YORK

New York

MARK OBERLANDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,460

PINELLAS PARK

Florida

OSWALD RONDON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,449

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HIRAM QUINONES- FERRER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,447

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JORGE HERNANDEZ RUIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,443

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HERIBERTO MARTINEZ LEBRON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,423

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

PARAG PAREKH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,404

DU BOIS

Pennsylvania

DEMETRIAN DORNIC M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,379

CARY

North Carolina