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PREDNISONE

Deltasone (prednisone) is a corticosteroid similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

12M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 26 of 3395

$91.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 286 of 3395

4,997,105
Patients

Rank: 11 of 3395

559,092
Prescribers

Rank: 6 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Medrol Decadron Omnipred Cortef

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8.69M

2011

9.15M

2012

10.3M

2013

11M

2014

12M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$39.7M

2011

$41.7M

2012

$56.8M

2013

$86.6M

2014

$91.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$8

2011

$8

2012

$9

2013

$9

2014

$8

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 394,926 904,802 $9.33M
Florida 385,928 839,376 $6.62M
New York 286,768 709,881 $5.33M
Texas 320,560 707,375 $4.72M
Pennsylvania 273,580 638,439 $4.86M
Ohio 248,617 562,828 $3.94M
North Carolina 238,287 515,660 $3.88M
Illinois 183,997 435,428 $3.1M
Michigan 197,523 423,693 $3.15M
Georgia 171,727 379,358 $2.62M
Tennessee 151,505 344,482 $2.64M
Missouri 130,385 303,164 $2.05M
Indiana 128,951 291,005 $2.04M
Massachusetts 110,435 286,269 $2.35M
Virginia 128,038 279,058 $2.18M
New Jersey 113,730 261,182 $2.01M
Wisconsin 97,247 250,764 $1.95M
South Carolina 112,702 238,985 $1.68M
Kentucky 106,968 232,143 $1.58M
Minnesota 90,062 226,751 $2.07M
Washington 87,925 217,671 $1.83M
Arizona 98,788 215,138 $1.59M
Alabama 94,732 211,465 $1.52M
Louisiana 82,831 191,887 $1.25M
Iowa 66,367 161,593 $1.18M
Colorado 69,251 160,433 $1.42M
Connecticut 64,949 159,787 $1.31M
Maryland 68,464 149,177 $1.27M
Oregon 61,490 146,633 $1.31M
Oklahoma 63,399 131,383 $874K
Arkansas 56,234 127,809 $956K
Mississippi 52,053 121,896 $750K
Kansas 53,400 119,372 $848K
West Virginia 48,956 104,351 $673K
Nebraska 34,033 92,311 $677K
Maine 33,480 78,424 $600K
Nevada 34,354 69,995 $511K
New Mexico 27,719 58,944 $417K
New Hampshire 24,480 54,974 $431K
Idaho 22,419 53,054 $417K
Utah 25,736 52,864 $389K
Rhode Island 21,500 51,016 $362K
Hawaii 19,865 43,363 $350K
South Dakota 16,201 40,972 $317K
Montana 16,085 38,781 $306K
Delaware 18,120 37,342 $297K
North Dakota 13,439 34,701 $296K
Vermont 11,404 26,261 $216K
District of Columbia 7,161 15,885 $134K
Wyoming 6,355 14,816 $113K
Alaska 4,070 9,047 $63K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CHRISTOPHER D'ARCY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,547

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

BHARATH MANU AKKARA VEETIL MBBS

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,541

SAINT CLOUD

Minnesota

HAL MARTENS D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,527

PALESTINE

Texas

GEORGES YACOUB MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled1,524

TROY

Ohio

SUPEN PATEL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,517

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,510

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,507

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

ALDONA ZIOLKOWSKA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,485

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

DANIEL LAMOTHE-JOST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,483

COLUMBIA

Missouri

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,481

ARLINGTON

Texas

SYED ABBAS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,478

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARK DAVIS DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,442

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

DUNCAN FAGUNDUS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,441

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

ROBERT VALENTE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,406

LINCOLN

Nebraska

BABAK ZAMIRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,401

RIVERSIDE

California

KENNETH WIESNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,390

SACRAMENTO

California

DAVID GERBRACHT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,387

AMES

Iowa

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,386

LIMA

Ohio

JAMES GORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,386

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

KENT BLAKELY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,381

KEARNEY

Nebraska

FAROOQ HASSAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,375

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

JAY KENIK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,373

OMAHA

Nebraska

MAYRA ACOSTA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,367

MIAMI

Florida

GURPREET BRAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,355

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,353

LAS VEGAS

Nevada