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PREDNISONE

Deltasone (Prednisone) is a corticosteroid that's similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

11M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 26 of 3362

$86.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 268 of 3362

4,505,821
Patients

Rank: 12 of 3362

536,108
Prescribers

Rank: 6 of 3362

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 358,483 844,837 $8.13M
Florida 349,593 778,815 $6.3M
Texas 289,845 656,082 $4.62M
New York 257,827 652,566 $5.1M
Pennsylvania 241,051 579,388 $4.53M
Ohio 224,129 518,402 $3.71M
North Carolina 214,854 474,747 $3.76M
Illinois 165,067 401,795 $2.99M
Michigan 176,871 389,534 $3.1M
Georgia 153,135 345,352 $2.46M
Tennessee 137,530 320,486 $2.46M
Missouri 115,556 275,921 $1.99M
Indiana 115,143 267,006 $1.95M
Massachusetts 97,983 263,053 $2.37M
Virginia 114,381 255,912 $2.04M
New Jersey 102,104 240,451 $1.93M
Wisconsin 87,340 234,172 $1.9M
South Carolina 100,497 217,808 $1.59M
Minnesota 81,944 215,477 $1.98M
Kentucky 96,907 213,176 $1.47M
Washington 80,231 205,141 $1.76M
Alabama 85,966 199,098 $1.49M
Arizona 86,814 194,892 $1.52M
Louisiana 75,202 176,961 $1.2M
Iowa 58,998 149,145 $1.11M
Connecticut 58,105 145,991 $1.26M
Colorado 61,952 144,491 $1.23M
Oregon 55,758 137,178 $1.21M
Maryland 59,132 133,436 $1.14M
Arkansas 52,101 121,915 $960K
Oklahoma 57,076 121,143 $843K
Mississippi 46,654 110,869 $710K
Kansas 46,927 107,615 $785K
West Virginia 42,587 93,063 $627K
Nebraska 30,323 85,062 $639K
Maine 30,428 71,986 $545K
Nevada 30,622 64,519 $497K
New Mexico 24,200 53,836 $395K
Rhode Island 19,433 48,436 $387K
Idaho 19,404 47,405 $382K
New Hampshire 20,472 47,087 $377K
Utah 22,073 46,386 $348K
Hawaii 18,869 43,534 $350K
South Dakota 14,475 38,769 $305K
Montana 14,651 36,865 $305K
Delaware 16,032 33,643 $277K
North Dakota 12,245 33,308 $285K
Vermont 9,887 23,668 $201K
District of Columbia 6,369 14,002 $115K
Wyoming 5,725 13,950 $107K
Alaska 4,099 8,885 $64.5K
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 PREDNISONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ABDUL KHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COSTA MESA

California

CARA DILLINGER NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

BERNIE

Missouri

MADHUSUDHANA KANAGALA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

ZACHARY GEIDEL MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled50

REINHOLDS

Pennsylvania

JOE DAUGHERTY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Arkansas

CHARLES AMPADU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST SAINT LOUIS

Illinois

WASSIM ABOSAMRA M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

ROSEMARY CUSHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

ARUNA PANINI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCK HILL

New York

ERICA CLARK CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

SIJUN YANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

UJWALA IYYUNNI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINELLAS PARK

Florida

DAVID GASKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia

JOHN KELLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OCONOMOWOC

Wisconsin

CHERYL HENDERSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

WILLOW SPRING

North Carolina

VIJAYALAKSHMI THOTA DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ORLAND PARK

Illinois

COLLEEN AUSTIN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

ATLANTA

Georgia

REYNOLD DAHL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHBRIDGE

Massachusetts

ANGEL RODRIGUEZ ,M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

LARRY SCHRAMM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WINSLOW

Arizona

CHRISTOPHER COOPER DO

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRADENTON

Florida

JASMINE FOLGER LATTERELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEARWATER

Minnesota

CAROL SNYDER CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

LANCASTER

Pennsylvania

KENNETH NAHUM D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

HOWELL

New Jersey

NATHAN HALE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas