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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 2015

341K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 420 of 3395

$87.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 296 of 3395

102,488
Patients

Rank: 415 of 3395

47,785
Prescribers

Rank: 417 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 12,276 41,520 $11M
New York 8,911 28,386 $7.73M
Florida 7,430 23,984 $5.69M
Texas 5,593 18,634 $4.68M
Pennsylvania 4,330 14,085 $3.8M
Massachusetts 4,161 13,420 $3.58M
North Carolina 3,505 12,174 $2.88M
Michigan 3,573 10,750 $3.07M
Washington 3,173 10,512 $2.72M
Illinois 3,128 10,313 $2.77M
New Jersey 3,447 10,248 $3.2M
Ohio 3,040 9,187 $2.39M
Georgia 2,575 8,906 $2.02M
Oregon 2,575 8,804 $2.24M
South Carolina 2,090 7,500 $1.75M
Virginia 2,216 7,344 $1.94M
Wisconsin 1,907 6,670 $1.69M
Arizona 2,019 6,454 $1.63M
Connecticut 1,977 6,409 $1.76M
Colorado 1,880 6,103 $1.65M
Tennessee 1,605 5,398 $1.35M
Minnesota 1,808 5,279 $1.54M
Missouri 1,495 5,218 $1.18M
Indiana 1,542 5,044 $1.25M
Kentucky 1,307 4,497 $1.05M
Maryland 1,526 4,291 $1.37M
Louisiana 1,142 4,185 $837K
Alabama 1,187 4,153 $958K
Iowa 984 3,504 $824K
New Mexico 902 3,216 $768K
Oklahoma 878 2,768 $768K
Arkansas 639 2,441 $478K
Idaho 644 2,197 $533K
Kansas 580 2,187 $517K
New Hampshire 614 2,057 $547K
Nevada 563 1,975 $477K
Utah 631 1,957 $483K
Rhode Island 493 1,871 $385K
Montana 537 1,854 $422K
Nebraska 399 1,457 $322K
Vermont 421 1,395 $380K
West Virginia 449 1,296 $328K
Mississippi 375 1,294 $252K
Maine 428 1,279 $396K
Hawaii 371 1,090 $336K
Delaware 394 1,076 $355K
South Dakota 291 1,029 $234K
North Dakota 287 952 $221K
District of Columbia 257 760 $219K
Wyoming 147 454 $106K
Alaska 105 349 $94.7K
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 VAGIFEM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MUHAMMAD NAIM MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled178

FAYETTEVILLE

New York

KARI KUBIK M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled177

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

LORRAINE KING M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled173

STONE HARBOR

New Jersey

LORI ABRAMS D.O.

Gynecology

Claims Filled170

SARASOTA

Florida

SHARRON MEE MD

Urology

Claims Filled161

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE FERRER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled161

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

JANE BENING M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled159

NEWPORT BEACH

California

ANN HONEBRINK MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled157

RADNOR

Pennsylvania

DEBORAH KUKLINSKI APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled157

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JUDITH GERSHOWITZ M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled156

NEW YORK

New York

NANCY GOLDMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled156

BEVERLY HILLS

California

PAUL HACKMEYER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled149

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL WOLPMANN M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled148

VENICE

Florida

RICHARD NEMIROFF MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled148

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MIRIAM GREENE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled146

NEW YORK

New York

SUZANNE YALE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled146

NEW YORK

New York

MARKI KNOX M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled145

SANTA MONICA

California

PAUL NYIRJESY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled144

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALELI VILLANUEVA M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled143

WEST SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

KATHLEEN KOBASHI MD

Urology

Claims Filled142

SEATTLE

Washington

LISSA HIRSCH M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled141

NEW YORK

New York

CAROL RITTER M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled141

TOWSON

Maryland

CARLOS GONZALEZ CAMACHO MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled141

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAYMOND REILLY MBBCH BAO

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled138

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

LOIS GOODMAN M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled138

WESTON

Massachusetts