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RITUXAN

RITUXIMAB

Rituxan (Rituximab) is a monoclonal antibody. It targets a specific protein on white blood cells that makes it easier for your immune system to find and destroy cancerous cells. It also relieves symptoms and slows the progression of Rheumatoid Arthritis. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Rituximab

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

4,138
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1617 of 3395

$37.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 508 of 3395

1,580
Patients

Rank: 1555 of 3395

719
Prescribers

Rank: 1785 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,610

2011

3,204

2012

3,774

2013

4,111

2014

4,138

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$16.8M

2011

$22.2M

2012

$30.3M

2013

$35.6M

2014

$37.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,664

2011

$1,864

2012

$1,278

2013

$1,354

2014

$1,606

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 340 974 $8.71M
California 378 919 $8.23M
Florida 156 398 $3.34M
Texas 185 396 $4.28M
New Jersey 94 247 $2.53M
Massachusetts 57 143 $1.27M
Illinois 35 132 $877K
Pennsylvania 41 89 $836K
Tennessee 27 87 $831K
Georgia 27 82 $703K
Colorado 16 67 $622K
Connecticut 17 60 $443K
Ohio 37 59 $821K
Nevada 11 51 $422K
Louisiana 21 42 $417K
Mississippi 14 42 $312K
Virginia 40 $197K
Alabama 17 36 $334K
New Mexico 34 $419K
Maryland 33 $208K
North Carolina 12 30 $274K
Missouri 29 $223K
Oklahoma 12 27 $298K
Kentucky 17 $121K
West Virginia 15 $237K
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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