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METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.28M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 102 of 3395

$65.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 364 of 3395

2,503,629
Patients

Rank: 36 of 3395

336,311
Prescribers

Rank: 48 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.64M

2011

2.23M

2012

2.68M

2013

2.94M

2014

3.28M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$26.9M

2011

$56.9M

2012

$67M

2013

$64.7M

2014

$65.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$8

2011

$10

2012

$10

2013

$11

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 318,109 420,472 $8.51M
Texas 215,591 276,742 $5.36M
Pennsylvania 135,181 177,907 $3.73M
New York 119,633 160,156 $3.53M
Ohio 122,619 156,372 $3.14M
California 110,874 142,777 $3.11M
Georgia 101,300 131,255 $2.5M
Tennessee 99,639 128,373 $2.36M
Illinois 91,735 118,741 $2.28M
Michigan 91,926 117,539 $2.31M
New Jersey 78,488 104,540 $2.08M
Alabama 77,104 102,708 $1.99M
Kentucky 66,389 86,066 $1.68M
Missouri 66,501 84,155 $1.63M
North Carolina 63,848 79,387 $1.57M
Indiana 59,902 77,038 $1.51M
Louisiana 58,308 75,481 $1.52M
Arizona 53,379 66,605 $1.25M
Virginia 49,287 62,310 $1.24M
Oklahoma 45,554 58,505 $1.16M
Mississippi 40,177 50,555 $964K
Maryland 36,252 46,473 $916K
South Carolina 36,028 45,100 $867K
Arkansas 32,809 41,586 $821K
West Virginia 26,431 34,612 $670K
Massachusetts 24,883 32,977 $768K
Nevada 24,175 32,086 $627K
Connecticut 23,841 31,066 $652K
Wisconsin 23,979 29,700 $590K
Minnesota 22,100 27,714 $632K
Washington 20,465 25,361 $518K
Colorado 19,554 24,576 $494K
Kansas 20,004 24,538 $479K
Iowa 16,130 19,611 $397K
Nebraska 11,148 13,659 $279K
Oregon 9,920 12,218 $277K
Utah 9,392 11,934 $257K
New Mexico 8,831 11,192 $241K
New Hampshire 7,485 9,955 $226K
Delaware 7,785 9,671 $178K
Idaho 7,376 9,007 $193K
Rhode Island 6,260 7,801 $151K
Maine 5,472 7,154 $169K
Montana 5,677 7,148 $162K
South Dakota 5,402 6,648 $136K
Wyoming 3,433 4,203 $81.8K
North Dakota 3,347 4,051 $84.2K
Hawaii 3,047 3,818 $88.7K
Vermont 2,316 3,009 $66.6K
District of Columbia 2,302 2,834 $54.4K
Alaska 1,008 1,158 $21.9K
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 METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,205

LONG BEACH

California

HOWARD OFFENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,146

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

STEPHEN SOLOWAY M.D.,FACP.,FACR.,CCD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled890

VINELAND

New Jersey

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled824

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

BRUCE BERENSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled732

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

MICHELLE SPUZA MILORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled724

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

STANLEY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled718

NEWNAN

Georgia

DARREL RINEHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled696

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

RAMESH KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled695

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled656

PRESCOTT

Arizona

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled649

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ROGER WANG D.O.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled642

SAN FRANCISCO

California

EDWARD HUMBERT DO

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled619

FORT MYERS

Florida

JAMES WADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled617

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

MELVIN PARNELL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled605

METAIRIE

Louisiana

JOHN AMRIEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled576

SALEM

New Jersey

GEORGE ALCANTARA CARDI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled573

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

SAI NAMBURU M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled528

SELMA

Alabama

SHAHBAZ CHEEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled522

SUMMERFIELD

Florida

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

CALERA

Alabama

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled507

UNION CITY

New Jersey

BRIAN POLNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled502

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CARLOS COLON-GOMEZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled500

PONCE

Puerto Rico

PRITPAL SANDHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled497

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled496

VALDOSTA

Georgia