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ENBREL

Enbrel 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 2013

354K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 396 of 3238

$977M
Retail Cost

Rank: 15 of 3238

50,570
Patients

Rank: 515 of 3238

15,687
Prescribers

Rank: 650 of 3238

User Reviews of ENBREL »

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46%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

29%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,653 40,048 $101M
Texas 4,059 26,005 $74.3M
New York 3,940 25,995 $75.7M
Florida 3,626 23,656 $66.6M
Michigan 2,556 19,119 $50.9M
Pennsylvania 2,241 15,136 $43.8M
Ohio 1,988 14,514 $39.7M
North Carolina 1,785 11,199 $33.6M
New Jersey 1,787 10,908 $35.1M
Georgia 1,547 10,450 $29M
Illinois 1,494 10,012 $28.9M
Massachusetts 1,306 9,080 $24.2M
Tennessee 1,253 8,508 $23.5M
Indiana 1,073 7,587 $21.2M
Washington 1,051 7,182 $19.4M
Arizona 1,043 7,062 $19.2M
Kentucky 975 6,848 $18.3M
Missouri 918 6,516 $17.5M
Minnesota 924 6,459 $17.4M
Virginia 987 6,424 $18.1M
Alabama 827 6,215 $16.2M
Wisconsin 862 6,193 $16.3M
Louisiana 706 4,968 $13.4M
Oklahoma 643 4,291 $11.9M
Oregon 600 4,089 $10.7M
Colorado 613 3,948 $10.3M
South Carolina 594 3,834 $11.8M
Connecticut 581 3,772 $10.9M
West Virginia 434 3,310 $8.48M
Arkansas 448 3,224 $8.53M
Mississippi 455 3,216 $8.17M
Maryland 508 3,036 $9.48M
Iowa 354 2,769 $7.03M
New Mexico 354 2,384 $6.46M
Montana 255 1,940 $4.86M
Utah 291 1,930 $5.33M
Nevada 305 1,914 $5.15M
Kansas 292 1,895 $5.27M
Maine 276 1,699 $5.14M
Nebraska 201 1,513 $3.82M
New Hampshire 238 1,465 $4.08M
Idaho 200 1,261 $3.23M
Rhode Island 164 1,176 $2.86M
Delaware 181 965 $3.28M
Hawaii 149 917 $2.33M
South Dakota 132 888 $2.19M
Vermont 117 777 $2.16M
Alaska 82 558 $1.52M
North Dakota 84 533 $1.42M
Wyoming 74 522 $1.41M
District of Columbia 63 342 $957K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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Top prescribers for ENBREL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE MUNDO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled267

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled263

MCALLEN

Texas

AGRICEL LUGO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled261

LUFKIN

Texas

JOSE ALDRICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled259

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES DENEKE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled258

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

BARBARA MCINTOSH-MOORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled258

GRAND BLANC

Michigan

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled257

WENATCHEE

Washington

ROBERT ABRESCH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled256

EL PASO

Texas

ROBERT GAY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled256

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MIGUEL RAMIREZ-SOTO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled255

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

AMY SHULTZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled254

DUNCAN

Oklahoma

HIMMAT GILL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled253

FRESNO

California

ROBERT HYLLAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled252

MUSKEGON

Michigan

RICHARD NEIMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled250

KIRKLAND

Washington

RAJINDER MAHAJAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled250

HARBOR CITY

California

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled249

HARLINGEN

Texas

KENNETH STARK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled249

TAVARES

Florida

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled248

SACRAMENTO

California

MICHAEL FAIRFAX D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled246

GILBERT

Arizona

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled245

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

GREG EUDY MD PC

Rheumatology

Claims Filled245

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HASSAN ALISSA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled245

SAN MARCOS

Texas

ELTON ADAMS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled244

GREAT FALLS

Montana

THOMAS MCGEE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled244

MOBILE

Alabama

JONATHAN RENE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled242

SAGINAW

Michigan