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AZATHIOPRINE

Imuran (Azathioprine) is an immunosuppressant medication. It blocks the production of the white blood cells that kill unfamiliar cells. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

406K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 386 of 3362

$13.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 731 of 3362

75,959
Patients

Rank: 469 of 3362

43,468
Prescribers

Rank: 433 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

329K

2011

337K

2012

375K

2013

406K

2014

427K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11M

2011

$10.7M

2012

$11.1M

2013

$13.7M

2014

$21.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$55

2011

$55

2012

$53

2013

$62

2014

$77

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 6,581 30,603 $1.14M
Texas 5,114 25,581 $788K
Florida 4,660 22,311 $678K
Pennsylvania 3,722 19,875 $722K
New York 3,564 18,675 $590K
Illinois 3,365 17,254 $595K
Ohio 3,282 17,102 $614K
North Carolina 2,821 15,662 $470K
Missouri 2,459 13,611 $454K
Wisconsin 2,310 12,641 $442K
Michigan 2,731 12,630 $503K
Tennessee 2,318 11,655 $364K
Indiana 2,236 11,502 $389K
Georgia 2,032 10,581 $307K
Washington 1,994 10,452 $381K
Minnesota 2,056 10,359 $460K
Massachusetts 1,776 9,730 $348K
Virginia 1,743 8,510 $294K
Alabama 1,520 8,394 $262K
Arizona 1,665 7,745 $245K
South Carolina 1,455 7,675 $225K
Oregon 1,444 7,670 $290K
Colorado 1,501 7,619 $282K
Kentucky 1,336 7,139 $241K
Iowa 1,015 6,273 $202K
New Jersey 1,328 6,215 $215K
Louisiana 1,071 5,779 $177K
Mississippi 923 5,340 $146K
Oklahoma 1,031 5,195 $166K
Kansas 840 4,691 $168K
Arkansas 786 4,467 $134K
Maryland 1,052 4,433 $179K
Connecticut 793 4,250 $136K
Nebraska 527 3,280 $109K
Utah 650 3,101 $117K
West Virginia 563 2,999 $96.3K
Nevada 584 2,902 $78.6K
Idaho 460 2,430 $85.2K
New Mexico 420 2,041 $72.3K
Montana 351 1,939 $68.4K
Maine 429 1,912 $70K
South Dakota 311 1,804 $65.4K
New Hampshire 378 1,776 $59.9K
Rhode Island 231 1,529 $44.2K
North Dakota 266 1,463 $57.4K
Hawaii 234 1,098 $37.5K
Vermont 148 749 $26.6K
Delaware 158 691 $29.6K
District of Columbia 138 622 $15.8K
Wyoming 86 476 $16.2K
Alaska 63 331 $10.2K
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 »

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Top prescribers for AZATHIOPRINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL WATROUS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled346

VISALIA

California

STEVEN BAAK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled322

BRIDGETON

Missouri

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled316

TUPELO

Mississippi

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled289

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

THOMAS DYKMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled264

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

SANJAY GHOSH PHD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled256

WASHINGTON

Missouri

BARBARA BURKLE ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled256

WATERLOO

Iowa

GARY CRAIG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled255

SPOKANE

Washington

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled254

VALDOSTA

Georgia

GEORGE HOUSLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled252

TUPELO

Mississippi

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled233

PEORIA

Arizona

MELODY NELSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled227

MISSOULA

Montana

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled225

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ELENA GOGONEATA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

WOODRIDGE

Illinois

JANELLE REGIER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled207

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

SHARON LYNCH M.D,

Neurology

Claims Filled206

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

SANJIV KAPIL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled205

LAKE MARY

Florida

THOMAS KOVALESKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled201

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

SANDRA HOFFMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled188

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER ADAMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled188

OPELIKA

Alabama

MICHAEL LOCKWOOD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled187

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled184

LINCOLN

Nebraska

SHIN OH MD

Neurology

Claims Filled184

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MASSOUD SOLEIMANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled182

ARCADIA

California

CANDICE FLAUGHER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled180

RICHMOND

Indiana