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PEGVISOMANT

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1,771
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1877 of 3362

$15.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 716 of 3362

218
Patients

Rank: 2057 of 3362

213
Prescribers

Rank: 2055 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,380

2011

1,511

2012

1,623

2013

1,771

2014

1,943

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.62M

2011

$9.88M

2012

$12.3M

2013

$15.5M

2014

$19.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3,589

2011

$3,479

2012

$3,284

2013

$3,275

2014

$3,670

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
Florida 16 174 $1.22M
New York 21 163 $1.37M
California 20 143 $1.13M
Pennsylvania 17 139 $1.22M
Ohio 15 125 $1.07M
Missouri 11 94 $832K
Michigan 79 $694K
Texas 13 77 $941K
North Carolina 61 $699K
Oregon 60 $402K
Kansas 59 $407K
Massachusetts 47 $219K
Colorado 46 $893K
Maryland 46 $300K
Washington 44 $210K
Connecticut 42 $293K
Tennessee 38 $425K
Georgia 36 $398K
Minnesota 23 $240K
Indiana 23 $200K
Arizona 23 $313K
Utah 20 $236K
Alabama 20 $185K
South Carolina 18 $224K
Nevada 18 $81.2K
Mississippi 15 $127K
Illinois 15 $144K
Virginia 14 $103K
Maine 13 $91.7K
District of Columbia 13 $165K
West Virginia 12 $48K
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.