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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
VICTOR BYRD M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,213

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

LARRY CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,207

JACKSON

Tennessee

WILLIAM REEDER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,204

REDDING

California

JAMES CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,198

JACKSON

Tennessee

ERIC KENNY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,193

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

ANTHONY ANDERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,190

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,189

LA PALMA

California

NEAL GREENSTEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,189

ALBANY

New York

CANDICE FLAUGHER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,186

RICHMOND

Indiana

MARK NIEMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,185

DUBUQUE

Iowa

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,185

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,182

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

OLUSEGUN OSENI MD, FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,171

WEATHERFORD

Texas

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,168

LUBBOCK

Texas

ALAN GOTTLIEB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,166

ATLANTA

Georgia

GITANA BRADAUSKAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,157

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAMES BEEKMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,152

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MONTY TEW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,150

AUSTIN

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,150

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

VISHALA CHINDALORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,148

ANNISTON

Alabama

THOMAS PRESSLY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,134

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

GLEN GRAVES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,132

TYLER

Texas

DAVID BALDINGER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,132

FORT MYERS

Florida

DANIEL BRENNAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,131

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ELIZABETH SIMPSON

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,127

HIXSON

Tennessee