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DEPO-MEDROL

METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7,718
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1382 of 3362

$151K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1978 of 3362

6,009
Patients

Rank: 1073 of 3362

2,544
Prescribers

Rank: 1279 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,168

2011

8,321

2012

8,069

2013

7,719

2014

7,343

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$109K

2011

$179K

2012

$156K

2013

$151K

2014

$144K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$15

2011

$15

2012

$14

2013

$12

2014

$13

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
Pennsylvania 494 736 $18.2K
Florida 373 435 $8,719
Alabama 236 380 $5,947
Kentucky 175 349 $5,239
Texas 275 335 $6,912
New York 242 317 $9,147
Ohio 208 306 $6,246
Tennessee 163 248 $4,813
Oklahoma 197 230 $3,593
Missouri 138 187 $3,321
Mississippi 126 184 $2,539
North Carolina 130 177 $7,636
Michigan 124 158 $3,561
Louisiana 122 153 $2,576
New Jersey 115 140 $2,872
California 98 140 $3,285
Indiana 101 135 $2,234
Arkansas 97 120 $2,132
Georgia 100 114 $2,282
Illinois 92 114 $2,374
South Carolina 65 92 $1,771
Virginia 75 92 $2,157
Kansas 72 88 $1,800
Massachusetts 59 78 $1,653
Maryland 55 74 $1,455
West Virginia 47 59 $1,219
Washington 38 53 $928
Nebraska 44 49 $1,026
South Dakota 30 42 $889
Minnesota 22 37 $820
New Mexico 28 32 $499
Wisconsin 21 32 $825
North Dakota 24 29 $621
Connecticut 23 26 $598
Maine 25 $716
Oregon 15 25 $507
Colorado 21 24 $628
Arizona 17 22 $352
Iowa 15 17 $239
Utah 12 13 $369
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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