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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 2014

2.94M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 109 of 3362

$64.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 335 of 3362

2,239,881
Patients

Rank: 38 of 3362

318,306
Prescribers

Rank: 48 of 3362

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

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

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
Florida 283,806 375,782 $8.27M
Texas 193,118 246,622 $5.24M
Pennsylvania 120,245 158,974 $3.59M
New York 107,407 143,777 $3.51M
Ohio 110,270 140,851 $3.05M
California 98,929 126,891 $3.08M
Tennessee 89,168 115,142 $2.32M
Georgia 88,457 114,276 $2.47M
Michigan 82,251 105,966 $2.33M
Illinois 81,343 105,290 $2.26M
New Jersey 68,284 91,128 $2.03M
Alabama 68,538 90,218 $1.93M
Kentucky 60,065 77,761 $1.64M
Missouri 59,340 75,259 $1.61M
North Carolina 56,461 70,565 $1.55M
Indiana 53,791 68,960 $1.51M
Louisiana 53,283 68,606 $1.5M
Arizona 47,375 58,937 $1.24M
Virginia 43,539 54,577 $1.18M
Oklahoma 41,673 53,969 $1.19M
Mississippi 36,132 45,700 $952K
South Carolina 31,743 39,566 $839K
Maryland 30,746 39,537 $840K
Arkansas 29,078 36,733 $785K
West Virginia 23,705 31,121 $648K
Massachusetts 22,045 29,388 $771K
Nevada 21,541 28,783 $611K
Wisconsin 21,765 27,200 $599K
Connecticut 20,244 26,692 $618K
Minnesota 20,062 25,357 $602K
Washington 17,988 22,424 $520K
Kansas 17,671 21,876 $474K
Colorado 17,066 21,645 $475K
Iowa 14,402 17,498 $374K
Nebraska 10,127 12,320 $269K
Oregon 8,844 11,007 $273K
Utah 8,069 10,209 $250K
New Mexico 7,888 10,028 $240K
New Hampshire 6,334 8,446 $207K
Delaware 6,793 8,412 $175K
Idaho 6,361 7,777 $177K
Rhode Island 5,527 6,869 $155K
Montana 5,229 6,610 $164K
Maine 5,022 6,435 $149K
South Dakota 5,106 6,355 $137K
Hawaii 2,897 3,628 $102K
Wyoming 2,961 3,586 $75.4K
North Dakota 2,823 3,458 $78.1K
Vermont 1,957 2,580 $65.4K
District of Columbia 2,068 2,434 $52.6K
Alaska 1,001 1,139 $24.4K
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 METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAWRENCE BIRCOLL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled50

DECATUR

Georgia

JACK HAWKS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PEORIA

Arizona

ADNAN PEER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

PATRICIA SHEA F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

CAROL STEWART

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONGWOOD

Florida

MARK WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

WALKER MAY

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VIVIAN

Louisiana

EDWARD KAHN DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled50

NORMAN

Oklahoma

GIAN DAROACH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARINETTE

Wisconsin

CHRISTOPHER DAWSON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT MYERS

Florida

RICARDO ROMERO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

HILLIARD

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER COPPOLA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VERO BEACH

Florida

BRIAN EKBERG PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

HENDERSON

Nevada

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

LONGVIEW

Texas

JOHN LIMBURG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST. SIMONS ISLAND

Georgia

RAKESH KALRA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RUDOLPH MENCHL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

JOHN LOZOWSKI DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILA

Pennsylvania

EMILIE RIDDLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

MARCIA MIEREZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MERIDIANVILLE

Alabama

ROGER MCCLINTOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAYLORVILLE

Illinois

MARTHA PICKRELL PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

ROY DEEL D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLINTWOOD

Virginia

YVONNE GALELLA D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM MORETZ MD

Otology Neurotology

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia