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PREDNISOLONE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

36K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 912 of 3362

$380K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1495 of 3362

26,860
Patients

Rank: 687 of 3362

7,644
Prescribers

Rank: 892 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

37.2K

2011

37.7K

2012

45.8K

2013

36K

2014

35.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.03M

2011

$743K

2012

$787K

2013

$380K

2014

$346K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$5

2011

$4

2012

$4

2013

$5

2014

$5

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 1,848 2,559 $25.7K
California 990 1,370 $14.9K
Texas 797 1,039 $10.9K
New York 569 877 $11K
Georgia 276 365 $5,531
Ohio 214 348 $6,007
Illinois 241 341 $3,766
Michigan 233 329 $3,474
North Carolina 225 323 $4,121
Minnesota 202 308 $3,151
Pennsylvania 194 304 $4,276
New Jersey 211 299 $3,147
Tennessee 208 298 $5,006
Missouri 149 245 $4,697
Kentucky 145 242 $4,346
Arizona 168 224 $2,361
Virginia 167 224 $3,393
South Carolina 155 196 $1,761
Alabama 131 177 $1,942
Massachusetts 92 177 $2,836
Washington 105 174 $2,266
Louisiana 125 167 $1,898
Indiana 130 161 $2,553
Oklahoma 107 146 $1,401
Maryland 80 145 $1,707
Wisconsin 91 143 $1,880
Nevada 112 140 $1,368
Mississippi 101 131 $1,278
Iowa 62 122 $1,354
New Mexico 71 119 $1,627
Nebraska 61 109 $1,284
Kansas 69 108 $2,073
Oregon 66 100 $1,286
Arkansas 72 98 $1,172
Connecticut 58 96 $992
Colorado 74 94 $1,003
West Virginia 41 55 $661
New Hampshire 34 43 $642
Maine 30 39 $518
Idaho 30 38 $1,539
Hawaii 13 37 $692
Utah 27 33 $333
Rhode Island 19 23 $236
North Dakota 11 21 $164
Montana 15 19 $205
South Dakota 12 18 $143
District of Columbia 18 $144
Delaware 15 $115
Vermont 14 $420
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 PREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUIS VELEZ-QUINONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled449

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL QUIROZ PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled286

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

CARLOS ALCALA MUNOZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled280

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

MARIA SALADO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled259

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MAXIMO BLONDET MD,FCCP

Specialist

Claims Filled257

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CORREA COLON MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled236

GURABO

Puerto Rico

ANDRES DELANOY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled225

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

RAUL RIOS MOLLINEDA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled188

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled187

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL FELIZ LEBREAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL SUAREZ BAEZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled164

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

GURABO

Puerto Rico

ABNER MERCADO

General Practice

Claims Filled151

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

MARLENE MACHADO PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled128

MIRAMAR

Florida

JORGE MELENDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO PADUA-RAMOS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled122

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled117

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

MARIA ORTIZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled116

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

OMAYRA SANTORY ORTIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled113

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

NORMA DELGADO BUTHER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled112

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HECTOR ROSADO-TOLEDO MD, FACP, FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled111

PONCE

Puerto Rico

VICTOR GORDO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HECTOR ARMAIZ PEREZ M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled109

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIVERA IRIZARRY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled108

ARROYO

Puerto Rico