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MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

612K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 311 of 3395

$21.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 685 of 3395

209,019
Patients

Rank: 292 of 3395

93,736
Prescribers

Rank: 259 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

998K

2011

1.01M

2012

929K

2013

761K

2014

612K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$48.1M

2011

$43.2M

2012

$37.6M

2013

$25.1M

2014

$21.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$33

2011

$31

2012

$28

2013

$30

2014

$32

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 31,140 92,832 $3.56M
Florida 20,050 55,858 $1.84M
Texas 18,998 50,628 $1.83M
New York 9,701 27,700 $1.14M
Louisiana 7,158 24,163 $778K
Georgia 8,554 23,824 $737K
Illinois 7,204 21,931 $731K
Michigan 7,341 19,991 $851K
Ohio 6,922 19,872 $681K
Tennessee 7,089 19,629 $600K
North Carolina 6,780 19,544 $648K
Pennsylvania 6,046 17,663 $688K
New Jersey 6,255 17,260 $813K
Kentucky 5,371 16,553 $571K
Alabama 5,539 16,045 $465K
Mississippi 5,064 15,616 $477K
Oklahoma 4,188 12,150 $457K
Arkansas 3,404 11,529 $322K
South Carolina 3,918 11,462 $378K
Virginia 4,088 11,409 $400K
Missouri 3,643 11,334 $340K
Indiana 3,656 9,576 $398K
Arizona 2,654 7,013 $232K
Washington 2,115 6,312 $200K
Maryland 2,404 6,016 $274K
Massachusetts 1,927 5,296 $216K
West Virginia 1,718 5,108 $158K
Kansas 1,472 4,815 $147K
Wisconsin 1,373 4,236 $135K
Nevada 1,564 4,015 $122K
Connecticut 1,236 3,425 $175K
Iowa 965 3,271 $83.5K
Colorado 1,139 3,052 $128K
Oregon 958 3,003 $104K
Minnesota 921 2,915 $84.4K
Hawaii 1,016 2,833 $110K
Nebraska 652 2,312 $59K
New Mexico 742 1,903 $64.7K
Maine 464 1,312 $54.4K
Rhode Island 370 1,081 $38.1K
District of Columbia 433 1,047 $61.2K
North Dakota 254 857 $22.7K
Utah 342 837 $28.9K
South Dakota 250 835 $21.5K
Delaware 293 711 $35.1K
Idaho 261 696 $21.4K
Montana 224 679 $16.9K
New Hampshire 231 626 $19.7K
Alaska 123 478 $14.9K
Vermont 120 442 $12.8K
Wyoming 92 251 $8,665
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 MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSE LOZANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FALFURRIAS

Texas

JOSEPH PIERSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

TARZANA

California

GREGORY OAKHILL M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

GEORGE BURNETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Kentucky

NOLAN HUDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GARDENDALE

Alabama

HRISHI KANTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES HOWELL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS

Florida

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPOKANE

Washington

NASHAT GABRAIL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

CANTON

Ohio

LAURA DAVENPORT-REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

VICTOR GORDO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JAHANYAR KHORSANDI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BREAUX BRIDGE

Louisiana

VANESSA HAIRSTON NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

NEAL MERMELSTEIN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARK ANDREWS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

LAKEWOOD

Washington

TODD NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas

BANIO KOROMA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DESLOGE

Missouri

DENNIS CANTU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAREDO

Texas

DAVID WATKINS MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled50

MIDLAND

Texas

VICTORIANO VALDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAGLE PASS

Texas

MSONTHI LEVINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAUMONT

Texas

ROWEN DIANO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTCLAIR

New Jersey