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REMICADE

INFLIXIMAB

Remicade (Infliximab) is a biologic response modifier. It works in the immune system to block a protein called TNF (tumor necrosis factor). Blocking TNF relieves symptoms and prevents disease progression. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

11.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1257 of 3362

$52.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 388 of 3362

2,337
Patients

Rank: 1380 of 3362

1,267
Prescribers

Rank: 1563 of 3362

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77%

of people say

it's worth it

65%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,093

2011

8,240

2012

10.3K

2013

11.3K

2014

11.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$21.4M

2011

$30.8M

2012

$42.9M

2013

$52.6M

2014

$57.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,392

2011

$1,477

2012

$1,226

2013

$1,305

2014

$1,249

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 536 2,715 $11.4M
Texas 344 1,518 $6.96M
Florida 253 1,199 $5.32M
New York 194 953 $4.48M
Pennsylvania 162 808 $3.89M
Ohio 109 545 $2.73M
New Jersey 94 427 $1.93M
Georgia 63 243 $1.33M
Massachusetts 38 172 $957K
Missouri 30 169 $929K
North Carolina 43 169 $881K
Arizona 33 164 $842K
Nevada 32 164 $668K
Louisiana 31 164 $785K
Tennessee 31 156 $825K
Kentucky 29 155 $923K
Michigan 27 145 $720K
Illinois 33 144 $852K
Maryland 23 114 $550K
Oklahoma 24 112 $507K
New Mexico 19 96 $389K
West Virginia 17 92 $357K
Washington 24 84 $387K
Virginia 17 74 $289K
South Carolina 16 74 $294K
Alabama 18 72 $382K
Indiana 12 65 $341K
Colorado 11 49 $189K
Maine 12 45 $197K
Mississippi 44 $221K
Connecticut 43 $239K
Oregon 42 $259K
Rhode Island 39 $146K
Arkansas 38 $141K
Wyoming 27 $136K
Wisconsin 27 $152K
Montana 27 $164K
Minnesota 24 $128K
New Hampshire 19 $105K
Nebraska 18 $80.8K
Kansas 14 $56.4K
Delaware 12 $43.3K
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 REMICADE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled394

MCALLEN

Texas

CHARLES WEIDMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled290

VAN NUYS

California

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled252

EDINBURG

Texas

RAMACHANDRAN SRINIVASAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled233

MONTEREY PARK

California

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled196

PLANTATION

Florida

MICHAEL NAARENDORP M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled163

NEW YORK

New York

SABEEN NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

BAYTOWN

Texas

ARASH HORIZON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled115

LOS ANGELES

California

STANISLAV MEYLER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled113

BROOKLYN

New York

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled99

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

MARK TAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled92

SMITHTOWN

New York

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

COVINA

California

STEPHEN SOLOWAY M.D.,FACP.,FACR.,CCD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

VINELAND

New Jersey

BABAK ZAMIRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled80

RIVERSIDE

California

DAN LA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

GLENDALE

California

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled77

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT FREED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

IRVINE

California

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled62

EDINBURG

Texas

JOSEPH SANDLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

MONTEREY PARK

California

SUMAN THAKKER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

VICTORVILLE

California

CHARLES FOSTER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled57

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

MOHAMMAD SHBEEB M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

VIJAY SINGH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

SEWELL

New Jersey

ANN ALEMAN WEINMANN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled54

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

JAVEED AHMED MD

Specialist

Claims Filled53

LANCASTER

California