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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
ANN HONEBRINK MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled150

RADNOR

Pennsylvania

LESLIE KAPLAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled149

SANTA MONICA

California

WILLIAM TO M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled149

LOS ANGELES

California

REBECCA BOOTH MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled149

LOUISVILLE

Louisiana

SUJATHA RAJAN M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled148

WOBURN

Massachusetts

ROBERT KELTY MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled144

DELMAR

New York

EDWARD GILL M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled143

RICHMOND

Virginia

SUZANNE YALE M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled142

NEW YORK

New York

VICTOR NITTI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled141

NEW YORK

New York

VICTOR HARTANTO MD

Urology

Claims Filled141

MIDLAND PARK

New Jersey

KATHLEEN CASSIN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled141

WAKEFIELD

Rhode Island

EMILY LUKACZ MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled141

LA JOLLA

California

SUSAN BEIL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled140

BOCA RATON

Florida

JEFFREY OBRON MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled140

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

JOAN BERMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled139

NEW YORK

New York

JOSE VALDES

Gynecology

Claims Filled139

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARVIN HYETT MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled138

LINWOOD

New Jersey

LEE MONLEZUN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled138

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

JANINE JENSEN M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled138

LONG BEACH

California

KAREN KRONMAN MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled137

MEDFORD

Oregon

ANNA BERESNEV M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled137

MASSENA

New York

FELICIA OTA M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled136

ENCINO

California

REGINA GIUFFRIDA MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled136

MOUNT KISCO

New York

ARIEH BERGMAN M.D.,

Gynecology

Claims Filled136

TARZANA

California

JOHN ROZIER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled135

LUMBERTON

North Carolina