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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 2014

226K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 505 of 3362

$1.22B
Retail Cost

Rank: 15 of 3362

26,848
Patients

Rank: 688 of 3362

10,747
Prescribers

Rank: 799 of 3362

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

25%

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

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
California 2,319 18,842 $97.6M
New York 1,989 16,260 $90.7M
Pennsylvania 1,842 15,101 $84M
Florida 1,727 14,362 $75.2M
Michigan 1,592 12,932 $70.5M
Texas 1,539 11,862 $65.9M
Ohio 1,228 10,316 $55.3M
New Jersey 978 7,585 $44.7M
Illinois 834 6,812 $37.5M
Massachusetts 765 6,270 $34.1M
North Carolina 801 6,244 $33.5M
Wisconsin 707 5,984 $32.5M
Washington 692 5,674 $31M
Georgia 695 5,289 $28.6M
Indiana 593 4,823 $25.9M
Missouri 586 4,779 $25.2M
Minnesota 516 4,487 $23.8M
Tennessee 541 4,374 $23.5M
Virginia 538 4,169 $22.4M
Kentucky 495 4,046 $21.7M
Colorado 481 3,960 $20.9M
Oregon 440 3,767 $19.7M
Arizona 446 3,661 $19.7M
Connecticut 389 3,230 $17.5M
Maryland 420 3,196 $17.8M
South Carolina 379 2,990 $16.2M
Oklahoma 323 2,562 $13.6M
Alabama 289 2,399 $12.4M
Utah 281 2,357 $12.5M
Arkansas 268 2,330 $12.4M
Montana 223 2,109 $10.8M
Louisiana 256 2,046 $10.7M
Nevada 235 1,855 $9.89M
Kansas 216 1,830 $9.74M
Nebraska 181 1,631 $8.5M
New Hampshire 180 1,496 $8.07M
South Dakota 159 1,449 $7.51M
West Virginia 177 1,414 $7.29M
Idaho 173 1,371 $7.29M
New Mexico 176 1,307 $7.23M
Iowa 152 1,252 $6.55M
Mississippi 158 1,219 $6.43M
Maine 146 1,102 $5.94M
Rhode Island 86 705 $3.69M
North Dakota 79 649 $3.6M
Delaware 78 586 $3.78M
Vermont 72 524 $2.81M
District of Columbia 74 491 $2.81M
Wyoming 44 328 $1.81M
Alaska 33 252 $1.39M
Hawaii 27 226 $1.19M
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for COPAXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled850

ROCHESTER

New York

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled795

TEANECK

New Jersey

BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled757

ATLANTA

Georgia

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled484

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled471

HOUSTON

Texas

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled447

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT ARCHER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled435

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ROY MECKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled426

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled424

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled392

DERBY

Connecticut

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled391

TACOMA

Washington

DONALD BARONE DO

Neurology

Claims Filled382

STRATFORD

New Jersey

SHERRILL LORING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled374

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ANGEL CHINEA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled367

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

AMOS KATZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled367

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

SUZANNE GAZDA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled361

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SHARON LYNCH M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled359

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled359

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled352

SEATTLE

Washington

ROCK HEYMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled350

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JODY COREY-BLOOM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled345

LA JOLLA

California

EDWARD FOX M.D. PH.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled343

ROUND ROCK

Texas

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled337

BUFFALO

New York

OMAR KHAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled333

DETROIT

Michigan