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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
MAMDOUH RIAD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled371

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

PAVAN ANAND M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

NAPLES

Florida

JOE BUFORD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled369

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

OLGA KROMO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled369

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

THERESA LAWRENCE-FORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled367

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

TIMOTHY SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled366

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

DAVID WILSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled365

ONEONTA

Alabama

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled363

HARLINGEN

Texas

PHILIP LIU MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled361

HONESDALE

Pennsylvania

BRYAN BERTUCCI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

LULING

Louisiana

JOHN SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled358

ONEONTA

Alabama

JASON LORCH DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

PADUCAH

Kentucky

SAMUEL PEGRAM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled357

HOUSTON

Texas

WILLIAM PLUNKETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled356

HAMMOND

Louisiana

RAMESH GIRJASHANKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled355

COCOA BEACH

Florida

BRYAN HOOKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

JASPER

Georgia

VAN BREEDING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

WHITESBURG

Kentucky

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled346

PARIS

Tennessee

JOHN POYNOR M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled346

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHARLES BUKOVINSKY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

SCOTT DEPOT

West Virginia

MARK MARCIANO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

PALM CITY

Florida

PUNURU REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

DECATUR

Alabama

RAJAN SAREEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

FORT MYERS

Florida

BRIAN MCKNIGHT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled341

FORT PIERCE

Florida

JEREMY HUFF D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled341

BEAUMONT

Texas