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LEFLUNOMIDE

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2013

352K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 398 of 3238

$20.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 607 of 3238

68,702
Patients

Rank: 456 of 3238

18,533
Prescribers

Rank: 602 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,510 34,983 $2.33M
Texas 6,486 31,239 $1.76M
Florida 4,940 22,552 $1.22M
New York 3,638 18,977 $1.19M
Ohio 3,102 14,966 $1.09M
North Carolina 2,510 14,000 $616K
Pennsylvania 2,617 13,531 $903K
Missouri 2,310 12,806 $611K
Illinois 2,538 12,794 $665K
Georgia 2,029 11,040 $552K
Tennessee 1,929 9,669 $445K
Michigan 2,097 9,380 $627K
Indiana 1,722 8,661 $497K
Kentucky 1,429 7,344 $441K
Wisconsin 1,366 7,076 $373K
Washington 1,333 6,800 $316K
Alabama 1,307 6,748 $283K
Louisiana 1,161 6,289 $360K
Arizona 1,302 6,139 $370K
Minnesota 1,311 5,950 $374K
Massachusetts 1,142 5,912 $485K
New Jersey 1,369 5,883 $422K
Colorado 1,168 5,684 $265K
Virginia 1,154 5,460 $322K
Arkansas 893 5,366 $287K
Oklahoma 1,095 5,226 $249K
South Carolina 990 4,827 $270K
Oregon 907 4,578 $228K
Iowa 774 4,467 $214K
Kansas 763 4,096 $231K
Mississippi 747 4,001 $199K
Nevada 590 3,042 $139K
Connecticut 608 2,937 $214K
Maryland 632 2,602 $188K
New Mexico 504 2,550 $112K
Utah 466 2,262 $111K
West Virginia 411 2,228 $122K
Idaho 402 2,167 $112K
Nebraska 321 2,043 $85K
South Dakota 351 1,932 $80.6K
Montana 327 1,687 $76.4K
Maine 343 1,436 $130K
New Hampshire 310 1,329 $72.5K
North Dakota 221 1,121 $52.5K
Rhode Island 153 894 $46.3K
Delaware 218 882 $57.6K
Hawaii 144 767 $45.8K
Wyoming 132 664 $30.2K
Vermont 75 366 $25.3K
Alaska 64 318 $10.8K
District of Columbia 63 213 $15.1K
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 LEFLUNOMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PADMA VELLANKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled438

WOOSTER

Ohio

WILLIAM BRELSFORD MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled431

TYLER

Texas

STEVEN STERN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled431

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

JAMES BYRD M.D., PH.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled430

WENATCHEE

Washington

IQBAL AKHTER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled426

MOUNT VERNON

Illinois

KELLY TIMMONS M.D. PHD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled425

NAMPA

Idaho

JANELLE REGIER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled425

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

PRATAP TUMMALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled424

SHERMAN

Texas

JAMES JAKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled423

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ABDUL AZIZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled422

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CHRISTOPHER PHILLIPS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled420

PADUCAH

Kentucky

SANDRA HOFFMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled415

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled404

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

EUGENE GRADY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled390

DICKSON CITY

Pennsylvania

SALMAN AHMAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled387

PLAINVIEW

Texas

PRESTON BANDY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled384

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

MATTHEW MORROW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled384

SANDUSKY

Ohio

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled383

PEORIA

Arizona

ARASH HORIZON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled383

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD CALDWELL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled379

HICKORY

North Carolina

ANTHONY ANDERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled374

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled373

ORO VALLEY

Arizona

DANIEL LAMOTHE-JOST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled373

COLUMBIA

Missouri

MARIA VINTIMILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled372

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

PAUL KATZENSTEIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled370

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri