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MEGESTROL ACETATE

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

761K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 282 of 3362

$25.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 577 of 3362

263,577
Patients

Rank: 251 of 3362

103,653
Prescribers

Rank: 242 of 3362

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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

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 41,942 123,065 $4.59M
Florida 24,454 68,477 $2.16M
Texas 23,770 62,540 $2.13M
New York 11,952 33,708 $1.16M
Georgia 10,896 29,719 $929K
Louisiana 8,830 29,079 $925K
Illinois 9,233 27,139 $969K
Ohio 8,647 25,060 $783K
North Carolina 8,634 24,067 $792K
Michigan 8,711 23,994 $773K
Tennessee 8,719 23,582 $725K
Pennsylvania 7,638 22,026 $726K
New Jersey 7,628 21,241 $714K
Alabama 6,764 19,492 $558K
Kentucky 6,560 19,402 $630K
Mississippi 6,232 18,899 $615K
Oklahoma 5,428 15,860 $611K
Missouri 4,913 14,702 $416K
Virginia 5,225 14,132 $439K
Arkansas 4,201 13,714 $393K
South Carolina 4,604 13,316 $394K
Indiana 4,325 11,402 $356K
Arizona 3,155 8,266 $253K
Washington 2,604 7,669 $237K
Maryland 2,806 6,874 $256K
Kansas 2,014 6,364 $179K
West Virginia 2,126 6,354 $192K
Massachusetts 2,239 5,935 $205K
Wisconsin 1,693 5,132 $149K
Nevada 1,799 4,676 $136K
Hawaii 1,504 4,287 $160K
Connecticut 1,348 3,814 $124K
Iowa 1,144 3,776 $99.8K
Colorado 1,345 3,652 $114K
Oregon 1,196 3,537 $124K
Minnesota 1,033 3,174 $98.7K
Nebraska 798 2,797 $75.9K
New Mexico 962 2,439 $83.3K
Maine 461 1,277 $43.4K
Rhode Island 391 1,240 $46.6K
District of Columbia 523 1,193 $51.6K
North Dakota 338 1,165 $32.5K
South Dakota 318 1,138 $30.2K
Utah 372 1,052 $35.7K
Delaware 334 872 $29.6K
Idaho 285 860 $27.4K
Montana 273 825 $23.8K
New Hampshire 296 774 $22.3K
Vermont 151 519 $13.3K
Alaska 145 482 $15.6K
Wyoming 112 307 $8,242
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 MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARLOS HERRERA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

CHAPLIN LIU MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

SAN LEADNRO

California

DANIEL WASHBURN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENID

Oklahoma

ORLANDO ARRAZOLA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOMESTEAD

Florida

WILLIAM BARRETT MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

MAYSVILLE

Kentucky

MANISH PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ELIZABETH

New Jersey

MEDHAT RAOUF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RINGWOOD

New Jersey

WILBERT RUMP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

UNION SPRINGS

Alabama

CHRISTIAN WEIGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOREHEAD

Kentucky

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

CHARMAINE PFISTER

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

HAIXIN XU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CANOGA PARK

California

MICHAEL HATTAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH SIOUX CITY

Nebraska

SANJAY GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STEUBENVILLE

Ohio

AJITPAL TIWANA M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

POUYA AFSHAR M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALBANY

Georgia

WILLIAM ESPINOZA M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

DEVABRATA GANGULY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLARKSVILLE

Texas

KUAN CHEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARCADIA

California

BABATUNDE FARIYIKE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

THOMASTON

Georgia

CHARLES SILBERBERG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW SQUARE

New York

STEVEN JACKSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MARBLEHEAD

Ohio

FRANK COLE MD PS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

KENNEWICK

Washington

ERNEST WHITE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Texas