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MERCAPTOPURINE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

76.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 723 of 3362

$5.76M
Retail Cost

Rank: 958 of 3362

14,319
Patients

Rank: 829 of 3362

9,837
Prescribers

Rank: 814 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

57.4K

2011

63K

2012

72.6K

2013

76.4K

2014

80.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.7M

2011

$6.39M

2012

$6.27M

2013

$5.76M

2014

$10.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$109

2011

$167

2012

$140

2013

$135

2014

$183

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 1,883 9,368 $858K
New York 1,757 9,305 $674K
Florida 1,151 5,767 $414K
Pennsylvania 765 4,218 $349K
North Carolina 547 3,073 $207K
New Jersey 629 3,005 $231K
Texas 594 2,992 $201K
Ohio 563 2,879 $231K
Massachusetts 533 2,824 $195K
Illinois 411 2,182 $166K
Connecticut 426 2,152 $152K
Michigan 383 1,778 $139K
Georgia 309 1,693 $119K
Minnesota 299 1,644 $153K
Wisconsin 304 1,616 $118K
Arizona 315 1,570 $114K
Tennessee 282 1,519 $101K
Missouri 286 1,451 $96.9K
Virginia 295 1,430 $106K
Indiana 210 1,159 $77.5K
Washington 193 1,004 $73K
South Carolina 187 984 $63.4K
Nebraska 161 974 $60.4K
Oklahoma 172 924 $66.3K
Arkansas 151 896 $53.1K
Kentucky 150 862 $59K
Maryland 187 771 $71.3K
Louisiana 132 761 $43.5K
Kansas 119 705 $47K
Oregon 126 678 $59.3K
New Hampshire 97 518 $37K
Maine 101 500 $40.6K
Iowa 80 497 $35.6K
Alabama 97 479 $35.7K
Colorado 94 433 $44.5K
Mississippi 65 390 $23K
West Virginia 70 373 $26.4K
Nevada 82 370 $25.4K
New Mexico 82 363 $27.7K
Rhode Island 55 357 $19.3K
Idaho 60 321 $20K
Utah 70 319 $25K
Vermont 56 291 $19.9K
Delaware 45 174 $19.1K
North Dakota 25 155 $11.6K
Hawaii 28 146 $8,074
Montana 21 103 $7,919
Wyoming 16 78 $5,382
South Dakota 15 66 $5,410
Alaska 13 54 $4,496
District of Columbia 11 53 $3,786
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for MERCAPTOPURINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BURTON BORON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled136

ELKHART

Indiana

WALTER TRUDEAU M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled96

SACRAMENTO

California

ALEXANDRA GUTIERREZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled93

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JAMES LISI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled92

ELYRIA

Ohio

MARK CHAPMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled88

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL JONES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled88

OMAHA

Nebraska

DAVID SEIDL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

JOPLIN

Missouri

KHALID ALAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

MENASHA

Wisconsin

JOEL KICHLER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled84

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

THEMISTOCLES DASSOPOULOS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RONALD MENSH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

BENNINGTON

Vermont

MARK FELDMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled80

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

WILLIAM TREMAINE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

CARL JONES DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

JONATHAN EISNER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

HAMPTON

Virginia

KAREN JEROME-ZAPADKA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled76

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

VLADISLAVA BUNTIC M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled74

ERIE

Pennsylvania

RICHARD MARINA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled74

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

HOUSEIN WAZAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

MERIDEN

Connecticut

ROBERT FADDEN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

FRANCIS FARRAYE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JAMES MARION MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled68

NEW YORK

New York

MAXINE LUBKIN MSN, ANP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled68

ROCHESTER

New York

MARK EISNER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled68

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

KRISHNAMURTHY SHIVSHANKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled68

HOUSTON

Texas