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MEGACE ES

MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megace (megestrol) is a progestin derivative (steroid hormone). In people who have endometrial and breast cancer, it lowers certain hormones created in tumors that are responsible for causing pain. It is not clear how Megace (megestrol) treats appetite and weight loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Megace

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

18.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1091 of 3395

$16.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 773 of 3395

9,731
Patients

Rank: 941 of 3395

6,864
Prescribers

Rank: 933 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

87.5K

2011

86.2K

2012

67K

2013

45K

2014

18.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$55.2M

2011

$55.7M

2012

$47.9M

2013

$36.4M

2014

$16.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$155

2011

$155

2012

$131

2013

$134

2014

$181

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,584 2,837 $2.5M
California 953 2,105 $1.87M
New York 813 1,756 $1.54M
Texas 889 1,565 $1.39M
New Jersey 694 1,513 $1.29M
Michigan 452 905 $825K
Pennsylvania 356 643 $547K
Louisiana 277 631 $546K
Georgia 298 556 $487K
North Carolina 271 540 $449K
Indiana 276 449 $405K
Kentucky 225 405 $354K
Illinois 222 393 $348K
Ohio 183 349 $334K
Arkansas 161 342 $280K
Connecticut 148 324 $275K
Alabama 182 310 $270K
Virginia 174 296 $265K
South Carolina 143 290 $260K
Maryland 132 256 $235K
Missouri 133 254 $230K
Oklahoma 140 246 $218K
Tennessee 132 235 $199K
Mississippi 132 230 $203K
Massachusetts 117 222 $173K
Arizona 115 191 $166K
West Virginia 65 122 $102K
Wisconsin 51 84 $70.4K
Colorado 51 82 $84K
Kansas 35 70 $61.4K
Hawaii 34 69 $67.8K
Washington 37 66 $58.4K
District of Columbia 22 56 $47.2K
Oregon 22 54 $37.4K
Nevada 38 49 $43.5K
New Mexico 29 45 $41.5K
Iowa 26 38 $32.3K
Maine 20 38 $33.2K
Delaware 17 30 $26.2K
Minnesota 20 29 $23.1K
Rhode Island 13 28 $23.3K
Utah 12 21 $19.4K
Nebraska 12 20 $21.6K
New Hampshire 15 19 $16K
Montana 14 $11.8K
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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