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LEFLUNOMIDE

Treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

391K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 390 of 3362

$20.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 627 of 3362

77,541
Patients

Rank: 464 of 3362

19,637
Prescribers

Rank: 627 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

252K

2011

297K

2012

352K

2013

391K

2014

413K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.4M

2011

$21.1M

2012

$20.1M

2013

$20.9M

2014

$45.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$67

2011

$65

2012

$78

2013

$83

2014

$109

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 8,277 38,643 $2.29M
Texas 7,677 36,201 $1.93M
Florida 5,294 23,782 $1.23M
New York 4,015 20,649 $1.21M
Ohio 3,362 16,011 $1.1M
North Carolina 2,930 15,664 $644K
Pennsylvania 2,934 14,970 $945K
Illinois 3,017 14,865 $733K
Missouri 2,590 14,206 $650K
Georgia 2,337 12,096 $604K
Tennessee 2,162 10,643 $482K
Indiana 2,022 9,858 $520K
Michigan 2,245 9,754 $610K
Washington 1,697 8,332 $361K
Kentucky 1,531 8,181 $436K
Wisconsin 1,472 7,646 $391K
Louisiana 1,395 7,201 $325K
Alabama 1,365 6,984 $307K
Arizona 1,414 6,855 $395K
Colorado 1,391 6,774 $312K
New Jersey 1,535 6,722 $426K
Massachusetts 1,336 6,674 $523K
South Carolina 1,335 6,602 $299K
Minnesota 1,470 6,374 $398K
Virginia 1,330 6,232 $361K
Arkansas 1,014 5,981 $243K
Oklahoma 1,232 5,862 $271K
Oregon 1,023 4,931 $243K
Iowa 807 4,560 $217K
Kansas 810 4,214 $221K
Mississippi 791 4,175 $194K
Nevada 732 3,457 $141K
Connecticut 685 3,249 $220K
New Mexico 660 3,097 $138K
Maryland 741 2,891 $210K
West Virginia 450 2,481 $132K
Utah 504 2,283 $115K
South Dakota 394 2,184 $90K
Nebraska 343 2,123 $90.3K
Montana 387 2,028 $86.4K
Idaho 372 1,855 $96.3K
New Hampshire 389 1,692 $89.9K
Maine 383 1,594 $139K
North Dakota 246 1,169 $54.5K
Delaware 264 990 $78.3K
Rhode Island 154 859 $38.9K
Hawaii 143 742 $50.2K
Wyoming 124 650 $31.9K
Vermont 74 340 $21.2K
Alaska 63 310 $15.6K
District of Columbia 71 268 $14.5K
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 LEFLUNOMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KENT HUSTON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled296

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

BRYAN WOLF MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled294

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

GHASSAN ALAYLI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled292

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled292

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled292

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JANET SCHWARTZENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled290

AMARILLO

Texas

ANNE WINKLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled287

BRANSON

Missouri

BARRY EIBSCHUTZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled287

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

IMAD BITAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled287

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

MARK BURDT DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled286

DES MOINES

Iowa

MICHELLE RYAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled285

CORVALLIS

Oregon

RICHARD DIVALERIO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled284

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JEREMY ANUNTIYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

LAKEWOOD

California

GRACE MAKHLOUF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled281

SUGAR LAND

Texas

LISA JUNE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled279

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

GREGORY MUMM M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled279

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

BOGDAN CHERASCU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled279

CEDAR RAPIDS

Iowa

KATHERINE NGUYEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled279

SAN DIEGO

California

ADAM ROSEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled278

CLEARWATER

Florida

DAVID DRYLAND MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled277

MEDFORD

Oregon

MELODY ST. JOHN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled277

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ANTONIO MORALES-LOPEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled277

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

HIMABINDU REDDY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled276

FORT WORTH

Texas

GREG EUDY MD PC

Rheumatology

Claims Filled276

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled276

WHEELING

West Virginia