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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

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
MOHAMMAD KAMRAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,066

MARIETTA

Georgia

MOHAMMED ABUSAMIEH M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,063

TOLEDO

Ohio

FAROOQ HASSAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,060

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

STEVEN KO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,059

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ROLAND CHAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,052

N DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

THOMAS PRESSLY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,052

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

GITANA BRADAUSKAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,051

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,042

TOMBALL

Texas

J DOCHERTY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,040

SUMTER

South Carolina

ROBERT HYLLAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,037

MUSKEGON

Michigan

DON MARTIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,033

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

ALAN BIRNBAUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,033

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

JEFFREY ALLOWAY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,031

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

WENDELL BRONSON D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,030

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,028

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

DAYTON PAYNE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,028

HICKORY

North Carolina

MARK NIEMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,028

DUBUQUE

Iowa

ATHANASIOS TILIAKOS D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,028

ATLANTA

Georgia

CHARLES BELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,027

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

YOUSONG WANG M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,026

NEW BRITAIN

Connecticut

MAYRA ACOSTA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,023

MIAMI

Florida

STUART POSNER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,019

PHOENIX

Arizona

GLEN GRAVES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,018

TYLER

Texas

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,010

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ALAN GOTTLIEB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,007

ATLANTA

Georgia