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ACTEMRA

TOCILIZUMAB

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

12K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1217 of 3362

$24.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 575 of 3362

2,186
Patients

Rank: 1346 of 3362

1,252
Prescribers

Rank: 1462 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,611

2011

2,770

2012

4,052

2013

12K

2014

17.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.32M

2011

$4.13M

2012

$6.77M

2013

$24.7M

2014

$43.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,155

2011

$1,192

2012

$649

2013

$686

2014

$797

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 307 2,199 $3.8M
Texas 233 1,384 $2.71M
Florida 212 1,128 $2.09M
New York 158 774 $1.74M
Ohio 104 637 $1.38M
Georgia 101 542 $1.13M
Pennsylvania 108 528 $1.17M
Tennessee 63 385 $847K
North Carolina 70 347 $708K
Arizona 63 341 $738K
Oklahoma 56 327 $844K
New Jersey 51 253 $594K
Michigan 55 218 $495K
Kentucky 37 201 $435K
Alabama 40 190 $378K
Washington 42 183 $404K
Massachusetts 44 180 $410K
Missouri 36 175 $381K
Illinois 33 168 $415K
Colorado 39 159 $398K
Louisiana 30 155 $343K
South Carolina 32 152 $332K
Indiana 35 137 $273K
Connecticut 18 119 $253K
Wisconsin 22 115 $218K
Idaho 21 112 $206K
Oregon 23 109 $263K
Mississippi 16 101 $200K
Minnesota 19 93 $212K
Maryland 18 85 $186K
Virginia 21 80 $183K
New Mexico 14 77 $145K
Nevada 45 $102K
Rhode Island 39 $53.5K
Kansas 37 $59.4K
West Virginia 36 $61.7K
New Hampshire 32 $97.3K
Montana 21 $38.2K
Nebraska 20 $58.2K
Maine 19 $46.7K
North Dakota 15 $30K
Delaware 14 $40.6K
Iowa 13 $28K
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 ACTEMRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES WEIDMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled305

VAN NUYS

California

ARA DIKRANIAN M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled211

SAN DIEGO

California

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled163

EDINBURG

Texas

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled149

PLANTATION

Florida

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled128

SAN DIEGO

California

SCOTT LILLY DDS, MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled105

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

JEFFREY CHAITOFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

ROBERT FREED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled90

IRVINE

California

JAMES MCKAY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled88

TULSA

Oklahoma

BRUCE STEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

FLORAL PARK

New York

SIVALINGAM KANAGASEGAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled81

CROSSVILLE

Tennessee

IRAJ SABAHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled79

TURLOCK

California

SHABANA KARIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

RALPH ROTHENBERG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled71

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

XAVIER CARO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled69

NORTHRIDGE

California

PHILIP MEADOW D.O. F.A.C.R.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

COLUMBUS

Georgia

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SABEEN NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

BAYTOWN

Texas

MARCIA GENTA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled62

DALLAS

Texas

NEHAD SOLOMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

PHOENIX

Arizona

NAGA BUSHAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

LUBBOCK

Texas

ANANDA WALALIYADDA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled56

POCATELLO

Idaho

MICHAEL NAARENDORP M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled56

NEW YORK

New York

HOWARD BUSCH D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

LOXAHATCHEE

Florida

JANE AYALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

SAN ANTONIO

Texas