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VAGIFEM

Vagifem is a vaginal tablet that replaces estrogen hormones in your vagina that your body loses during menopause. Estrogen helps rebuild and maintain vaginal tissue, relieving symptoms of vaginal dryness, soreness, irritation, and painful sex. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

355K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 394 of 3238

$51.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 359 of 3238

110,440
Patients

Rank: 376 of 3238

47,632
Prescribers

Rank: 395 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 12,511 42,197 $6.2M
New York 9,468 30,253 $4.69M
Florida 8,178 25,694 $3.67M
Texas 6,066 19,342 $2.85M
Pennsylvania 4,643 14,646 $2.17M
Ohio 4,284 13,041 $1.95M
Massachusetts 3,935 12,540 $1.87M
North Carolina 3,701 12,431 $1.64M
Washington 3,470 11,052 $1.61M
New Jersey 3,829 10,840 $1.89M
Michigan 3,679 10,785 $1.75M
Georgia 2,949 9,372 $1.21M
Illinois 2,923 9,326 $1.42M
Oregon 2,592 8,676 $1.24M
Virginia 2,779 8,333 $1.24M
Arizona 2,372 7,336 $1.09M
Wisconsin 1,957 6,662 $940K
Indiana 2,067 6,283 $914K
South Carolina 1,753 5,894 $778K
Tennessee 1,897 5,880 $841K
Connecticut 1,839 5,657 $912K
Kentucky 1,710 5,555 $783K
Missouri 1,702 5,545 $736K
Colorado 1,657 5,187 $808K
Minnesota 1,773 5,072 $852K
Louisiana 1,363 4,798 $564K
Alabama 1,388 4,446 $590K
Iowa 1,155 4,275 $575K
Maryland 1,270 3,405 $599K
New Mexico 990 3,387 $454K
Oklahoma 1,003 2,965 $469K
Arkansas 778 2,654 $313K
Kansas 696 2,390 $331K
Utah 684 2,215 $304K
Idaho 692 2,179 $306K
Nevada 653 2,132 $310K
Mississippi 604 1,924 $223K
Montana 537 1,838 $248K
Rhode Island 453 1,753 $196K
Nebraska 469 1,706 $223K
New Hampshire 518 1,643 $240K
West Virginia 505 1,480 $211K
Maine 449 1,241 $217K
South Dakota 367 1,215 $161K
North Dakota 356 1,211 $161K
Vermont 363 1,168 $165K
Delaware 441 1,128 $212K
Hawaii 367 1,058 $185K
District of Columbia 268 691 $121K
Wyoming 175 522 $69.1K
Alaska 163 407 $69.3K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 VAGIFEM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANITA CHEN M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled189

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

KARNY JACOBY MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled186

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

Washington

ELIZABETH POYNOR MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Claims Filled185

NEW YORK

New York

JUDITH GERSHOWITZ M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM HAGER MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled180

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

KEITH MCATEER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled180

BREWSTER

Massachusetts

ROBERT MALY MD,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled179

FRESNO

California

JILL FISHBANE-MAYER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled176

NEW YORK

New York

LILA NACHTIGALL M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled175

NEW YORK

New York

KATHLEEN KOBASHI MD

Urology

Claims Filled173

SEATTLE

Washington

JUDITH SCHWARTZ MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled173

NEW YORK

New York

REBECCA SHODEN MD PA

Gynecology

Claims Filled172

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

TAMERA HOWELL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled171

BLACKSBURG

Virginia

ELWOOD KRONICK MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled167

WALNUT CREEK

California

BARBARA HAYS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled167

SACRAMENTO

California

MELANIE BONE MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled163

ATLANTIS

Florida

CAROL GRAHAM M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled163

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

FAYE AMEREDES DO

Gynecology

Claims Filled163

ROSEBURG

Oregon

MARY FRANCES HAERR M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled161

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

HEATHER LANGE APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled156

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

LYNN RUDMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled155

SANTA BARBARA

California

SHANE SOPP MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled153

SYRACUSE

New York

FRANK TAKYI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled152

LANSING

Michigan

LINDA LACY M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled152

EL PASO

Texas

MUHAMMAD NAIM MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled150

FAYETTEVILLE

New York