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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
HAJRA TILY M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,347

MODESTO

California

JEFFREY PELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,341

ROME

Georgia

ALAN FISHMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,336

ATLANTA

Georgia

PALLAVI SHARMA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,336

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

MAGED HOSNY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,332

DOVER

Delaware

ERIC GOWING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,328

MENASHA

Wisconsin

VIJAY KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,317

BEAUMONT

Texas

SHARUKH SHROFF MD., MPH., MBA.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,308

DANVILLE

Virginia

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,298

PUEBLO

Colorado

CLAUDIO LEHMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,298

FORT WORTH

Texas

ARJANG DJAMALI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,291

MADISON

Wisconsin

ABDUL AZIZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,280

KISSIMMEE

Florida

WILLIAM DENNISON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,280

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,276

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

YONG ZHU MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,272

CORVALLIS

Oregon

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,271

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

STEVEN KO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,258

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

EDUARDO CEPEDA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,257

AUSTIN

Texas

WILLIAM PALMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,246

OMAHA

Nebraska

STANLEY HAYES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,238

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MARVIN MEADORS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,228

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

DAVID HELFRICH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,224

BETHEL PARK

Pennsylvania

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,223

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MARK STERN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,217

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

DON MARTIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,216

HARRISONBURG

Virginia