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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
RON HAYS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

SU YONG PAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

LYNNWOOD

Washington

KESHENG WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

WHITTIER

California

GHASSAN ATTO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

ALLEN PARK

Michigan

GHAZANFAR ABDULLAH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled136

BRONX

New York

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled136

HIALEAH

Florida

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

DARREN DRUMMOND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled135

HAMMOND

Louisiana

PAUL PARKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

COVINGTON

Louisiana

CHARLES SIMONSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

MARRERO

Louisiana

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled132

GARDEN GROVE

California

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

CHICAGO

Illinois

MADELINE CASTRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

MIAMI

Florida

RAJA TALLURI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

VACHERIE

Louisiana

RODOLFO MAGSINO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled131

COVINA

California

PANKAJ JOSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

PALM HARBOR

Florida

JAMES BEASLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

LAUREL

Mississippi

JOHN REINSCH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled128

FRESNO

California

OTIS BARNUM DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

NATCHITOCHES

Louisiana

PHILIP ATIGRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

TAMPA

Florida

JACK BROWN MD, DPM

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

SAND SPRINGS

Oklahoma

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled127

LONG BEACH

California

TONY ABBASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

MIAMI

Florida

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

BRANDON

Mississippi