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VAGIFEM

ESTRADIOL

Vagifem (Estradiol Vaginal Tablet) 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 2014

375K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 397 of 3362

$70.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 321 of 3362

114,794
Patients

Rank: 391 of 3362

49,868
Prescribers

Rank: 409 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

277K

2011

301K

2012

355K

2013

376K

2014

341K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.1M

2011

$36.1M

2012

$51.9M

2013

$70.5M

2014

$87.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$199

2011

$226

2012

$240

2013

$262

2014

$273

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 13,044 43,755 $8.33M
New York 10,107 32,572 $6.43M
Florida 8,729 27,364 $4.87M
Texas 6,216 20,168 $3.79M
Pennsylvania 4,837 15,353 $2.99M
Ohio 4,341 13,784 $2.64M
Massachusetts 4,194 13,582 $2.61M
North Carolina 3,735 12,751 $2.21M
New Jersey 3,932 11,587 $2.59M
Michigan 3,778 11,384 $2.38M
Washington 3,497 11,324 $2.12M
Illinois 3,356 10,965 $2.17M
Georgia 2,941 9,694 $1.61M
Oregon 2,688 9,016 $1.66M
Virginia 2,726 8,653 $1.66M
South Carolina 2,384 8,203 $1.4M
Arizona 2,512 7,998 $1.5M
Wisconsin 1,989 6,948 $1.27M
Colorado 2,044 6,442 $1.26M
Indiana 1,885 6,125 $1.11M
Connecticut 1,974 6,047 $1.21M
Kentucky 1,727 5,915 $1.06M
Tennessee 1,829 5,875 $1.04M
Missouri 1,694 5,802 $963K
Minnesota 1,871 5,437 $1.16M
Louisiana 1,289 4,524 $682K
Alabama 1,366 4,481 $748K
Iowa 1,148 4,230 $743K
Maryland 1,602 4,218 $986K
New Mexico 987 3,328 $579K
Oklahoma 958 3,004 $613K
Arkansas 719 2,688 $381K
Idaho 698 2,304 $401K
Nevada 663 2,283 $406K
Kansas 646 2,157 $389K
Utah 649 2,052 $363K
Montana 574 1,991 $347K
New Hampshire 589 1,918 $357K
Rhode Island 497 1,864 $276K
Mississippi 520 1,678 $250K
Nebraska 448 1,654 $266K
West Virginia 533 1,609 $290K
Maine 496 1,424 $318K
Vermont 392 1,323 $255K
South Dakota 353 1,246 $207K
Delaware 438 1,152 $281K
North Dakota 316 1,067 $185K
Hawaii 349 1,031 $233K
District of Columbia 292 786 $174K
Wyoming 177 522 $96.6K
Alaska 152 447 $94.4K
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 VAGIFEM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BEATRICE HECKER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled199

MIAMI

Florida

CECILIA SCHMIDT-SAROSI M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled199

NEW YORK

New York

MARKI KNOX M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled198

SANTA MONICA

California

PAUL LITTMAN D.O.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled196

SPARTA

New Jersey

ALVIN BERMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled196

NEW YORK

New York

LORRAINE KING M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled193

STONE HARBOR

New Jersey

ELIZABETH POYNOR MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Claims Filled192

NEW YORK

New York

MARVIN HYETT MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled190

LINWOOD

New Jersey

BARBARA HAYS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled187

SACRAMENTO

California

KEITH MCATEER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled184

BREWSTER

Massachusetts

KARNY JACOBY MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled183

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE

Washington

SUZANNE YALE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

NEW YORK

New York

JILL FISHBANE-MAYER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled180

NEW YORK

New York

NANCY GOLDMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled180

BEVERLY HILLS

California

KATHLEEN KOBASHI MD

Urology

Claims Filled176

SEATTLE

Washington

WILLIAM HAGER MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled175

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

PAUL HACKMEYER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled174

LOS ANGELES

California

MARY FRANCES HAERR M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled172

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

JUDITH GERSHOWITZ M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled171

NEW YORK

New York

LANITA WITT MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled170

MEDFORD

Oregon

LISSA HIRSCH M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled170

NEW YORK

New York

ANITA CHEN M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled163

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

RICHARD NEMIROFF MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled162

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

REBECCA BOOTH MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled162

LOUISVILLE

Louisiana

KATHLEEN CASSIN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled158

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island