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ELMIRON

PENTOSAN POLYSULFATE SODIUM

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

112K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 650 of 3395

$85.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 305 of 3395

23,998
Patients

Rank: 704 of 3395

15,506
Prescribers

Rank: 688 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,094 13,516 $11.3M
Florida 1,873 7,429 $5.76M
Texas 1,447 6,072 $4.6M
Pennsylvania 1,254 5,951 $4.29M
New York 1,217 5,191 $4.01M
Georgia 972 4,732 $3.51M
North Carolina 953 4,456 $3.34M
Ohio 896 4,154 $3.27M
Michigan 967 4,076 $3.59M
Tennessee 807 3,860 $3.06M
Illinois 727 3,709 $2.71M
South Carolina 725 3,389 $2.54M
Missouri 586 3,101 $2.12M
Kentucky 570 2,810 $2.03M
Massachusetts 536 2,731 $2.09M
Indiana 556 2,612 $2.11M
Louisiana 449 2,323 $1.62M
New Jersey 571 2,274 $1.94M
Colorado 471 2,089 $1.61M
Wisconsin 391 2,057 $1.5M
Arizona 462 1,776 $1.4M
Alabama 349 1,693 $1.11M
Mississippi 322 1,603 $971K
Oklahoma 358 1,578 $1.25M
Virginia 341 1,533 $1.14M
Kansas 269 1,486 $930K
Washington 280 1,292 $935K
West Virginia 231 1,249 $837K
Maryland 335 1,232 $1.05M
Oregon 250 1,190 $967K
Iowa 175 1,108 $675K
Connecticut 216 1,102 $896K
Arkansas 217 1,045 $679K
Minnesota 195 931 $644K
Nevada 182 793 $624K
Maine 145 694 $515K
Nebraska 102 571 $333K
Utah 98 446 $295K
New Mexico 107 436 $314K
South Dakota 81 420 $256K
Idaho 89 404 $313K
Delaware 72 322 $240K
North Dakota 48 261 $164K
Vermont 52 249 $189K
Hawaii 54 221 $187K
Rhode Island 44 221 $144K
New Hampshire 49 214 $167K
Montana 39 212 $145K
Wyoming 30 164 $91.8K
District of Columbia 20 55 $51.9K
Alaska 16 47 $29.9K
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 ELMIRON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES PARSONS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled767

SAN DIEGO

California

ROBERT EVANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled547

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

WILLIAM KERFOOT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled532

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

MARK SAMBERG MD

Urology

Claims Filled340

MERCED

California

BRANDI KNIGHT FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled327

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

EDWARD DAVIS MD

Urology

Claims Filled255

GLENDORA

California

JEFFREY PROCTOR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled253

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

RONALD CHEE-AWAI MD

Urology

Claims Filled234

SEBRING

Florida

MICHAEL ENGLAND MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled230

FORT WORTH

Texas

HEATHER GOTTLIEB D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled224

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GITA SINGH MD

Urology

Claims Filled215

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ROBERT ECHENBERG MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled213

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS VANDRIE M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled203

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

FRED SHESSEL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled201

ATLANTA

Georgia

MONISHA CRISELL MD

Urology

Claims Filled186

MURRIETA

California

THOMAS SCHOBORG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled182

ATLANTA

Georgia

PRABHAKARA SOMAYAJI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled172

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

KARAN SINGH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled171

LAGUNA HILLS

California

THOMAS DOLNICEK MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled169

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

ALEX CHILDS M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled166

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JERRY BENZL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled159

MISSION VIEJO

California

BRUCE KAHN M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled158

LA JOLLA

California

THOMAS KOWALKOWSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled145

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

ALLEN FUTRAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled140

CONYERS

Georgia

TERESA BEAM M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled140

NOBLESVILLE

Indiana