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SULFASALAZINE

Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and pain. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

374K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 400 of 3395

$12M
Retail Cost

Rank: 856 of 3395

85,891
Patients

Rank: 444 of 3395

45,012
Prescribers

Rank: 435 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

276K

2011

292K

2012

327K

2013

351K

2014

375K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.63M

2011

$8.14M

2012

$10.4M

2013

$10.3M

2014

$12M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$39

2011

$42

2012

$43

2013

$48

2014

$51

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,931 42,472 $1.67M
Texas 7,598 29,230 $772K
Florida 5,963 22,429 $692K
New York 4,254 19,175 $579K
Pennsylvania 3,869 17,714 $560K
Ohio 3,735 15,979 $536K
Illinois 3,366 14,828 $494K
Michigan 3,532 13,621 $489K
North Carolina 2,539 11,384 $327K
Missouri 2,170 10,146 $294K
Indiana 2,231 9,610 $316K
Wisconsin 2,057 9,412 $324K
Washington 2,148 9,254 $325K
Georgia 2,008 8,992 $235K
Tennessee 1,925 7,882 $241K
Massachusetts 1,598 7,198 $244K
Kentucky 1,542 7,098 $208K
Minnesota 1,594 6,926 $263K
Oregon 1,425 6,437 $236K
New Jersey 1,475 6,063 $208K
Arizona 1,522 6,011 $196K
Virginia 1,446 5,960 $205K
Oklahoma 1,331 5,856 $169K
Alabama 1,334 5,724 $153K
Kansas 1,210 5,591 $163K
Iowa 1,049 5,190 $170K
Louisiana 1,154 5,162 $143K
South Carolina 1,172 5,032 $144K
Arkansas 1,034 4,926 $128K
Colorado 1,140 4,686 $198K
Nebraska 758 3,902 $112K
Maryland 1,093 3,861 $147K
Mississippi 785 3,438 $84.5K
Connecticut 742 3,265 $109K
Nevada 755 2,861 $82.5K
West Virginia 606 2,804 $77.9K
New Mexico 592 2,452 $72.4K
Idaho 602 2,331 $75.6K
Utah 549 2,135 $68K
South Dakota 404 1,987 $55.1K
Montana 361 1,590 $50.8K
New Hampshire 354 1,585 $56.9K
Rhode Island 315 1,526 $42.5K
Maine 367 1,508 $52.9K
North Dakota 292 1,284 $37.8K
Hawaii 232 961 $33.7K
Delaware 250 955 $31.8K
Vermont 158 651 $24.1K
Wyoming 112 461 $15.5K
District of Columbia 110 424 $12.9K
Alaska 68 243 $7,857
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 SULFASALAZINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARMEN PAGAN DURAN MD

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled230

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KAMAL EL RAMAHI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled229

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

LORI LAVELLE DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled228

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

TEODORA NICULESCU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled225

ELDERSBURG

Maryland

RAJESH KATARIA DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled223

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

FULGENCIO SALINAS M.D.

Anatomic Pathology Clinical Pathology

Claims Filled223

EDINBURG

Texas

RITA EGAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled209

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BIKRAMJIT AHLUWALIA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled207

APPLE VALLEY

California

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled201

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

JAYALAKSHMI PAMPATI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled200

HAZARD

Kentucky

JESSICA SHORT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled198

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

HEIDI SCHNEIDER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled198

TYLER

Texas

TAMMY CHENG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled197

VENTURA

California

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled194

LUBBOCK

Texas

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSEPH COURI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled190

PEORIA

Illinois

JOSE PANDO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled189

LEWES

Delaware

ERICK BOURNIGAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled188

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

JOHN TOWER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled188

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

NEHEMIAH TAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled187

DECATUR

Illinois

DAVID SIKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled187

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

MADHU ARORA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled183

JACKSON

Michigan

JOSEPH SANDLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled181

MONTEREY PARK

California

DENNIS LIU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled179

SACRAMENTO

California

KENNETH HSU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled178

BAKERSFIELD

California