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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
DAVID PIZZIMENTI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

HOLLY SPRINGS

Mississippi

OLUWOLE AKISANYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

GADSDEN

Alabama

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

GLENDALE

California

SYED RAFIQUE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled126

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

JAMES MATRISCIANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

HAMMOND

Louisiana

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

MONTICELLO

Georgia

RUSSELL RAWLS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled126

BROOKLYN

New York

RAYMOND ALLEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

KINGSTREE

South Carolina

CECILIO HERNANDEZ LATORRE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled124

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

QUI THAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

KELVIN MAI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled123

VOLENTE

Texas

FRANK BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

HANFORD

California

ELIZABETH CURTIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

PRAIRIEVILLE

Louisiana

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

BAKERSFIELD

California

LESLIE LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

ALHAMBRA

California

ANDREW CHI MD MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LOS GATOS

California

LON LAFFERTY MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled121

INEZ

Kentucky

HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled120

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

MOBILE

Alabama

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

BRUCE WHEELER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled119

STERLINGTON

Louisiana

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

LOS ANGELES

California

PATRICK WALKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

HOUMA

Louisiana