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ELMIRON

PENTOSAN POLYSULFATE SODIUM

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

114K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 636 of 3362

$78.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 297 of 3362

24,954
Patients

Rank: 702 of 3362

15,499
Prescribers

Rank: 697 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

95K

2011

102K

2012

113K

2013

114K

2014

112K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$41.5M

2011

$52.7M

2012

$69.4M

2013

$78.8M

2014

$85.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$412

2011

$469

2012

$479

2013

$513

2014

$577

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 3,118 13,329 $10.1M
Florida 1,844 7,319 $5.2M
Texas 1,522 6,250 $4.3M
Pennsylvania 1,281 6,110 $4M
New York 1,265 5,550 $3.92M
North Carolina 1,045 4,753 $3.29M
Georgia 983 4,391 $2.95M
Ohio 951 4,221 $3.01M
Michigan 1,027 4,106 $3.39M
Tennessee 885 4,077 $2.93M
Illinois 771 3,763 $2.41M
South Carolina 740 3,312 $2.19M
Missouri 603 3,123 $1.97M
Kentucky 595 2,937 $1.95M
Indiana 590 2,638 $1.93M
Louisiana 536 2,599 $1.66M
Massachusetts 482 2,502 $1.73M
New Jersey 629 2,451 $1.85M
Wisconsin 412 2,195 $1.46M
Colorado 460 2,093 $1.46M
Arizona 514 2,038 $1.42M
Alabama 356 1,651 $1.01M
Mississippi 325 1,634 $906K
Virginia 356 1,606 $1.07M
Kansas 308 1,582 $971K
Oklahoma 341 1,550 $1.12M
Washington 287 1,390 $958K
West Virginia 251 1,383 $838K
Maryland 348 1,303 $976K
Oregon 263 1,221 $887K
Arkansas 216 1,096 $644K
Iowa 184 1,069 $627K
Minnesota 194 1,045 $622K
Connecticut 199 1,003 $727K
Nevada 200 854 $614K
Nebraska 109 656 $330K
Maine 130 578 $409K
New Mexico 123 494 $320K
South Dakota 105 467 $264K
Idaho 112 436 $301K
Utah 90 413 $246K
North Dakota 53 314 $170K
Delaware 75 311 $247K
Vermont 52 268 $183K
New Hampshire 58 242 $161K
Hawaii 53 238 $169K
Montana 35 211 $119K
Rhode Island 43 205 $136K
Wyoming 27 194 $116K
Alaska 16 58 $28.6K
District of Columbia 16 37 $29.4K
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 ELMIRON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES PARSONS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled720

SAN DIEGO

California

WILLIAM KERFOOT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled647

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ROBERT EVANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled573

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MARK SAMBERG MD

Urology

Claims Filled344

MERCED

California

EDWARD DAVIS MD

Urology

Claims Filled314

GLENDORA

California

BRANDI KNIGHT FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled295

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

RONALD CHEE-AWAI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled283

MARRERO

Louisiana

HEATHER GOTTLIEB D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled259

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ROBERT ECHENBERG MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled233

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS VANDRIE M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled225

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

THOMAS DOLNICEK MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled219

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

GITA SINGH MD

Urology

Claims Filled215

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JEFFREY PROCTOR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled215

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

MICHAEL ENGLAND MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled213

FORT WORTH

Texas

PRABHAKARA SOMAYAJI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled193

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

JUAN ALARCON MD

Urology

Claims Filled189

MONTEBELLO

California

FRED SHESSEL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled188

ATLANTA

Georgia

NEL GERIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled183

DENVER

Colorado

THOMAS SCHOBORG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled182

ATLANTA

Georgia

MONISHA CRISELL MD

Urology

Claims Filled173

MURRIETA

California

KARAN SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled170

LAGUNA HILLS

California

THOMAS KOWALKOWSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled153

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

RALPH CHESSON MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled147

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ALEX CHILDS M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled145

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

FREDERICK KLEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled131

SWEETWATER

Tennessee