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PREDNISONE

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 2013

10.3M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 27 of 3238

$56.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 332 of 3238

4,149,826
Patients

Rank: 11 of 3238

518,509
Prescribers

Rank: 6 of 3238

User Reviews of PREDNISONE »

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 344,384 811,979 $5.67M
Florida 318,093 723,836 $4.09M
New York 239,930 617,129 $3.27M
Texas 264,078 608,386 $2.94M
Pennsylvania 225,518 550,895 $2.86M
Ohio 211,210 498,074 $2.52M
North Carolina 196,524 437,450 $2.48M
Michigan 160,245 357,549 $1.9M
Illinois 143,359 356,270 $1.92M
Georgia 140,983 317,569 $1.65M
Tennessee 125,871 296,600 $1.63M
Missouri 104,121 253,447 $1.28M
Indiana 107,577 252,402 $1.32M
Massachusetts 90,743 245,728 $1.44M
Virginia 105,671 238,282 $1.37M
Wisconsin 79,801 222,806 $1.27M
New Jersey 90,123 215,404 $1.18M
Minnesota 75,626 207,210 $1.3M
Kentucky 89,629 201,047 $1.03M
Washington 75,362 197,305 $1.17M
Alabama 81,991 194,375 $1.01M
South Carolina 84,009 184,019 $983K
Arizona 79,785 180,008 $965K
Louisiana 68,931 166,319 $791K
Iowa 54,566 141,831 $754K
Connecticut 53,983 137,411 $802K
Oregon 52,492 131,984 $822K
Colorado 53,401 128,178 $842K
Maryland 52,132 119,251 $708K
Arkansas 48,073 113,576 $642K
Oklahoma 52,153 113,350 $560K
Mississippi 43,426 104,114 $462K
Kansas 43,158 101,441 $524K
West Virginia 39,902 89,854 $428K
Nebraska 28,653 82,113 $438K
Maine 28,360 68,457 $381K
Nevada 27,870 58,904 $328K
New Mexico 22,238 49,796 $252K
Rhode Island 18,643 46,778 $260K
Idaho 18,256 46,743 $246K
Utah 20,018 43,544 $222K
New Hampshire 18,148 42,817 $256K
Hawaii 18,068 41,632 $237K
South Dakota 13,412 36,133 $205K
Montana 13,791 35,390 $204K
North Dakota 11,770 32,922 $198K
Delaware 14,727 31,285 $176K
Vermont 9,049 21,912 $132K
Wyoming 5,361 13,397 $72K
District of Columbia 5,967 13,159 $76.1K
Alaska 3,623 8,176 $44K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,020

DAYTON

Ohio

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,015

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SHAWN SLACK MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,011

EVERETT

Washington

JAMES CARRUTH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,010

JACKSON

Tennessee

ROBERT ABRESCH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,007

EL PASO

Texas

NEAL GREENSTEIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,005

ALBANY

New York

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,002

PLANTATION

Florida

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled998

HIALEAH

Florida

JAMES CROUT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled996

AUSTIN

Texas

NIDAL EL RIMAWI M.D.,M.SC.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled996

PERRY

Florida

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled994

WHEELING

West Virginia

MICHAEL ISTFAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled993

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SATISH ODHAV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled992

JACKSON

Tennessee

ALAN BIRNBAUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled985

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

MARK NIEMER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled984

DUBUQUE

Iowa

CHARLES BELL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled984

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVEN BAAK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled983

FLORISSANT

Missouri

MOHAMMED MUGHNI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled982

PORT RICHEY

Florida

JAMES BEEKMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled981

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

VINAY REDDY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled979

MERRILLVILLE

Indiana

HAMMAD BAJWA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled979

EDINA

Minnesota

STEPHEN ARMSTRONG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled978

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

PHILIP HUANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled976

NORTH LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MARY OLSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled973

BEAUMONT

Texas

JEFFREY PELLER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled972

ROME

Georgia