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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
VIJAYABHANU MAHADEVAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,539

SURPRISE

Arizona

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,525

AMES

Iowa

KEVIN LATINIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,522

LEAWOOD

Kansas

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,517

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

SUPEN PATEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,468

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JAY KENIK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,450

OMAHA

Nebraska

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,439

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,427

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

VIJAY KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,426

BEAUMONT

Texas

DANIEL LAMOTHE-JOST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,421

COLUMBIA

Missouri

ROBERT HUNT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,415

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MARK DAVIS DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,374

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

ERIC GOWING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,358

MENASHA

Wisconsin

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,357

PUEBLO

Colorado

ADRIANA POP MOODY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,351

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,336

LINCOLN

Nebraska

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,319

ATLANTA

Georgia

WILLIAM DENNISON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,313

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

HAL MARTENS D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,308

PALESTINE

Texas

SYED ABBAS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,302

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

BHARATH MANU AKKARA VEETIL MBBS

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,298

SAINT CLOUD

Minnesota

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,291

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JAMES GORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,287

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

FRANCIS LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,272

BELPRE

Ohio

ABDUL AZIZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,265

KISSIMMEE

Florida