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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 2014

264K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 465 of 3362

$7.56M
Retail Cost

Rank: 893 of 3362

68,847
Patients

Rank: 481 of 3362

37,771
Prescribers

Rank: 458 of 3362

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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

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 7,665 28,867 $858K
Texas 5,901 20,276 $492K
Florida 4,534 15,635 $424K
New York 3,229 12,275 $351K
Illinois 2,844 11,596 $352K
Ohio 3,029 11,302 $374K
Pennsylvania 2,957 11,170 $350K
Michigan 2,958 9,812 $337K
North Carolina 2,092 8,657 $221K
Indiana 1,928 7,842 $225K
Missouri 1,802 7,285 $192K
Wisconsin 1,693 6,621 $205K
Georgia 1,647 6,514 $163K
Tennessee 1,604 6,241 $163K
Washington 1,583 5,596 $169K
Kentucky 1,291 5,394 $146K
Massachusetts 1,320 5,257 $175K
Minnesota 1,334 4,838 $166K
Arizona 1,248 4,538 $134K
Oregon 1,137 4,224 $140K
Alabama 1,063 4,214 $105K
Oklahoma 1,104 4,214 $112K
New Jersey 1,191 4,163 $129K
Iowa 916 4,055 $118K
Virginia 1,170 4,047 $123K
Kansas 983 4,045 $112K
Arkansas 893 3,883 $90.4K
South Carolina 936 3,501 $85.8K
Colorado 879 3,213 $108K
Louisiana 828 3,054 $75.2K
Nebraska 624 2,879 $74.7K
Mississippi 656 2,774 $58.5K
Maryland 841 2,713 $86.5K
Connecticut 591 2,235 $68.6K
Nevada 628 2,221 $54.2K
New Mexico 539 2,044 $56.4K
West Virginia 474 1,926 $48.4K
Idaho 465 1,641 $51.1K
Utah 436 1,534 $42.8K
South Dakota 307 1,362 $33.5K
Montana 309 1,200 $35.1K
Maine 302 1,145 $37.6K
Rhode Island 237 1,059 $27.4K
New Hampshire 265 949 $32.8K
Hawaii 210 920 $27.9K
North Dakota 186 657 $17.9K
Delaware 167 589 $19.2K
Wyoming 118 420 $11.5K
Vermont 85 305 $9,997
District of Columbia 74 255 $6,360
Alaska 47 113 $3,782
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 SULFASALAZINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANAIDA NADAL TORRES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

GINIGE DESILVA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GWENDOLYN GRANT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

DURANGO

Colorado

MIKAEL LAGWINSKI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

MERIDIAN

Idaho

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

NEW YORK

New York

LAURA LLINAS-LUX M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

ELMIRA

New York

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

LI YANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

MONTEREY PARK

California

RICHARD DWYER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled114

LOS ANGELES

California

KENNETH HSU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled113

BAKERSFIELD

California

MARK HULSEY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled112

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

NOUNE PASHINIAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled112

GLENDALE

California

MARCIA GENTA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled111

DALLAS

Texas

CHARLES GERINGER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled111

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Illinois

CHRISTINE LEEHEALEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled110

IRVINE

California

WESLEY MIZUTANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled110

LONG BEACH

California

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled109

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

JAMES HIXON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled109

ANNISTON

Alabama

CANDICE FLAUGHER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled109

RICHMOND

Indiana

WADIE TOMA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

OLD BRIDGE

New Jersey

SHERI HSU M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

LA QUINTA

California

RICHARD BOSWELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled107

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

EDWARD ROSE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled107

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JOSHUA JUNE DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled107

LANSING

Michigan

EMILIO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled107

COLUMBIA

Tennessee