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COPAXONE

GLATIRAMER ACETATE

Copaxone (Glatiramer) is an immune modulator that alters the immune process. Researchers don't know exactly how it works. It's thought to "trick" out-of-control immune cells and slow their attacks on nerves. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

238K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 500 of 3395

$1.38B
Retail Cost

Rank: 14 of 3395

27,616
Patients

Rank: 668 of 3395

10,473
Prescribers

Rank: 800 of 3395

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

37%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

189K

2011

208K

2012

224K

2013

226K

2014

238K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$708M

2011

$911M

2012

$1.12B

2013

$1.22B

2014

$1.38B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3,318

2011

$3,498

2012

$3,405

2013

$3,486

2014

$3,730

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,259 18,134 $103M
New York 2,076 17,272 $103M
Pennsylvania 1,953 16,252 $97.3M
Florida 1,816 15,560 $87.7M
Michigan 1,633 13,980 $81.9M
Texas 1,542 12,339 $74M
Ohio 1,241 11,083 $62.2M
New Jersey 1,002 8,092 $50.9M
Illinois 831 6,709 $40M
North Carolina 808 6,667 $38M
Wisconsin 774 6,514 $37.6M
Massachusetts 774 6,440 $37.4M
Washington 725 5,868 $35M
Georgia 700 5,678 $32.7M
Missouri 600 5,311 $29.8M
Indiana 610 5,114 $29.4M
Minnesota 485 4,371 $24.9M
Tennessee 510 4,243 $24.6M
Virginia 502 4,214 $24.1M
Kentucky 478 4,175 $23.3M
Oregon 485 4,157 $23.4M
Colorado 516 3,945 $23.2M
Arizona 466 3,826 $22.3M
Connecticut 436 3,535 $21.1M
Maryland 444 3,353 $20.6M
South Carolina 397 3,288 $18.9M
Oklahoma 328 2,676 $15.3M
Utah 306 2,559 $14.9M
Alabama 293 2,484 $13.9M
Arkansas 274 2,366 $13.3M
Montana 247 2,278 $12.8M
Kansas 249 2,273 $12.7M
Louisiana 282 2,273 $12.9M
Nevada 243 2,125 $12.1M
Nebraska 192 1,813 $9.88M
New Hampshire 192 1,612 $9.44M
Idaho 191 1,587 $9.1M
South Dakota 160 1,527 $8.29M
West Virginia 171 1,502 $8.18M
Mississippi 180 1,486 $8.25M
New Mexico 177 1,385 $8.26M
Maine 158 1,194 $7.19M
Iowa 149 1,174 $6.79M
Rhode Island 80 729 $4M
North Dakota 81 686 $4.11M
Vermont 74 585 $3.81M
District of Columbia 89 569 $3.44M
Delaware 82 545 $3.87M
Wyoming 43 361 $2.12M
Alaska 29 250 $1.56M
Hawaii 27 232 $1.28M
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 COPAXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled832

TEANECK

New Jersey

BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled784

ATLANTA

Georgia

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled736

ROCHESTER

New York

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

AMOS KATZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled529

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled520

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled488

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled484

TACOMA

Washington

ROY MECKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled479

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SHERRILL LORING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled475

GAINESVILLE

Florida

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled470

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled463

JACKSON

Mississippi

DONALD BARONE DO

Neurology

Claims Filled455

STRATFORD

New Jersey

BHUPENDRA KHATRI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled449

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled443

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled442

HOUSTON

Texas

EDWARD FOX M.D. PH.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled423

ROUND ROCK

Texas

SHARON LYNCH M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled421

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

PAMELA CLARK A.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled419

ROCHESTER

New York

SUZANNE GAZDA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled417

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ANGEL CHINEA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled404

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

PETER KINKEL

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled404

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

THEODORE BROWN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled391

KIRKLAND

Washington

LAURA SCHABEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled379

BEND

Oregon

JOHN SCHAFER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled376

CARMICHAEL

California