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ZYTIGA

ABIRATERONE ACETATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

98.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 672 of 3362

$707M
Retail Cost

Rank: 30 of 3362

17,044
Patients

Rank: 792 of 3362

7,528
Prescribers

Rank: 903 of 3362

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it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

bicalutamide flutamide

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

13.5K

2011

37.9K

2012

71.4K

2013

98.5K

2014

100K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$71M

2011

$224M

2012

$470M

2013

$707M

2014

$790M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,135

2011

$2,629

2012

$2,536

2013

$3,012

2014

$3,300

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 2,048 11,392 $78.9M
Florida 1,402 8,042 $57.9M
New York 1,213 6,868 $50.3M
Texas 1,088 6,171 $45.1M
Pennsylvania 812 4,361 $31.5M
Ohio 642 3,756 $27.2M
Illinois 616 3,438 $24.7M
Michigan 556 3,378 $23.5M
North Carolina 568 3,193 $22.9M
Georgia 523 2,847 $20.2M
Massachusetts 426 2,573 $18.7M
New Jersey 413 2,248 $16.7M
Minnesota 401 2,230 $16.3M
Arizona 383 2,128 $15.3M
Virginia 369 2,125 $15.8M
Tennessee 343 2,007 $14.3M
Indiana 372 1,979 $14.1M
Missouri 319 1,952 $14.3M
Wisconsin 343 1,930 $14M
Washington 297 1,668 $12.2M
Maryland 318 1,649 $12.2M
South Carolina 282 1,618 $11.9M
Oregon 284 1,560 $11.1M
Alabama 245 1,500 $10.7M
Colorado 254 1,411 $9.73M
Louisiana 235 1,401 $9.75M
Connecticut 242 1,345 $9.53M
Kentucky 198 1,133 $8.16M
Kansas 185 951 $6.81M
Oklahoma 161 922 $6.69M
Nevada 142 882 $6.26M
Iowa 164 836 $5.96M
Mississippi 119 805 $5.64M
Arkansas 126 660 $4.77M
New Mexico 106 569 $4.07M
Nebraska 112 559 $3.94M
Utah 102 558 $4.02M
West Virginia 93 499 $3.65M
Hawaii 78 485 $3.4M
New Hampshire 80 456 $3.38M
Maine 78 436 $3.14M
Idaho 75 399 $2.82M
Montana 59 357 $2.54M
South Dakota 64 342 $2.36M
Rhode Island 56 340 $2.44M
North Dakota 57 289 $2.03M
Delaware 61 282 $2.14M
Vermont 35 202 $1.43M
District of Columbia 33 183 $1.48M
Wyoming 14 64 $457K
Alaska 45 $318K
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 ZYTIGA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EUGENE KWON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled309

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

PAMELA TRYON N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled304

DUARTE

California

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled262

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

KARA OLIVIER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled230

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SHI-MING TU M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled214

HOUSTON

Texas

NICHOLAS VOGELZANG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled211

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

MARK SCHOLZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled200

MARINA DEL REY

California

CHRISTINE LIEBERTZ NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled198

NEW YORK

New York

MATTHEW COONEY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled187

CLEVELAND

Ohio

CHRISTIE KLISZ ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled185

NORTH ANDOVER

Massachusetts

THOMAS HUTSON DO,PHARMD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled167

DALLAS

Texas

FIRAS SHADAD MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled165

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

LAURIE APPLEBY N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled163

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CHRISTINA DERLETH M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled163

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOEL PICUS MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled157

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHING-KUN WANG M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled147

ARLINGTON

Texas

ALTON SARTOR M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled146

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

RICHARD LAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled145

MARINA DEL REY

California

MICHAEL KOSTY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

LA JOLLA

California

BRYAN WONG MD PHD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled140

GILBERT

Arizona

PAUL CORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

HOUSTON

Texas

MEREDITH MORGAN MSN, ACNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled130

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

NOAH HAHN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled130

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ARASH REZAZADEH KALEBASTY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled129

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ANTHONY MEGA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled126

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island