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HUMIRA

Treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn disease, and plaque psoriasis. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

325K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 414 of 3238

$955M
Retail Cost

Rank: 16 of 3238

46,448
Patients

Rank: 529 of 3238

18,225
Prescribers

Rank: 607 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,674 32,747 $89M
Texas 3,567 23,164 $70.2M
New York 3,396 22,532 $69.9M
Florida 3,286 21,587 $62M
Michigan 2,068 14,672 $42.1M
Pennsylvania 2,149 14,203 $46M
Ohio 1,900 13,554 $38.8M
North Carolina 1,795 11,545 $37.1M
Illinois 1,489 10,448 $31.3M
Tennessee 1,410 9,993 $29.1M
Georgia 1,424 9,719 $28.4M
Massachusetts 1,158 7,943 $23.9M
New Jersey 1,253 7,628 $25.5M
Missouri 1,051 7,418 $21.8M
Wisconsin 1,005 7,231 $21.5M
Kentucky 959 6,577 $18.4M
Alabama 928 6,570 $17.8M
Indiana 878 6,193 $18.1M
Louisiana 826 6,123 $16.4M
Washington 901 6,063 $17.7M
Arizona 858 5,489 $17M
South Carolina 770 5,412 $16M
Virginia 819 5,203 $16M
Minnesota 705 4,863 $15M
Oklahoma 630 4,261 $12.3M
Oregon 564 3,798 $10.3M
Colorado 576 3,750 $11M
Maryland 521 3,297 $10.7M
Mississippi 466 3,260 $9.01M
Connecticut 521 3,241 $9.99M
West Virginia 431 3,063 $8.56M
Arkansas 379 2,764 $7.46M
Iowa 329 2,473 $6.88M
Kansas 349 2,412 $6.81M
New Mexico 353 2,317 $6.28M
Maine 284 1,893 $6.16M
Idaho 228 1,493 $4.21M
Montana 220 1,468 $4.33M
Nevada 231 1,406 $3.83M
Utah 192 1,325 $3.74M
New Hampshire 201 1,293 $4.18M
Nebraska 168 1,218 $3.38M
South Dakota 142 1,055 $3.1M
Rhode Island 146 1,005 $3.01M
Delaware 169 953 $3.56M
North Dakota 126 873 $2.38M
Hawaii 109 767 $2M
Vermont 110 764 $2.15M
District of Columbia 86 497 $1.29M
Alaska 80 494 $1.39M
Wyoming 53 392 $1.16M
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 HUMIRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
USHARANI KUMAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled178

MOLINE

Illinois

BARBARA MCINTOSH-MOORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled177

GRAND BLANC

Michigan

JAMES HATCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

BEMIDJI

Minnesota

RANDY LEHMER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled176

ANAHEIM

California

GEORGE HOUSLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled176

TUPELO

Mississippi

JAMES VANDEWALL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled176

OLEAN

New York

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled175

MCALLEN

Texas

GOPAL BASISHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled174

ORLANDO

Florida

MARTIN GARBER D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled174

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

ROBERT LEFF

Rheumatology

Claims Filled173

DULUTH

Minnesota

ELLISON SMITH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled173

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DAVID PUGLIESE D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled172

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM SHERGY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled172

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled172

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

SCOTT STEIN DOPA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled171

VICTORIA

Texas

JAMES JAKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled171

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

TIMOTHY LENARDO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled171

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

JOSE GONZALEZ CHAVEZ M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled170

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

THERESA LAWRENCE-FORD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled170

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled170

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

JAMES FREEMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled169

ELMIRA

New York

DAVID MARTIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled167

CANTON

Ohio

DIANNE COOPER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled166

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

THOMAS BUSH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled165

SAN JOSE

California

KUN CHEN MD, PHD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled164

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama