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H.P. ACTHAR

CORTICOTROPIN

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

9,611
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1303 of 3362

$391M
Retail Cost

Rank: 65 of 3362

2,932
Patients

Rank: 1302 of 3362

1,621
Prescribers

Rank: 1472 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,471

2011

3,387

2012

6,752

2013

9,611

2014

11.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$49.5M

2011

$141M

2012

$263M

2013

$391M

2014

$504M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3,555

2011

$5,655

2012

$6,130

2013

$6,837

2014

$8,007

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 217 866 $34M
New York 234 858 $33.3M
Florida 303 824 $30.9M
Georgia 154 642 $25.8M
Ohio 165 627 $24M
Pennsylvania 173 621 $26.4M
Texas 136 459 $21M
New Jersey 118 383 $16.5M
North Carolina 111 344 $13.6M
Michigan 107 323 $13.7M
Indiana 93 321 $12.7M
South Carolina 92 319 $14.4M
Virginia 80 251 $10.4M
Alabama 91 238 $8.56M
Tennessee 89 223 $9.73M
Illinois 105 218 $9.15M
Maryland 54 169 $6.33M
Arizona 46 168 $6.9M
Nevada 53 148 $5.96M
Louisiana 31 139 $4.93M
Kentucky 62 139 $5.51M
Oklahoma 35 113 $6.33M
Missouri 38 109 $5.02M
Wisconsin 26 106 $4.08M
Colorado 45 106 $6.61M
Massachusetts 47 95 $3.26M
Washington 23 87 $3M
Idaho 14 70 $3.54M
Connecticut 26 68 $2.91M
Oregon 16 64 $2.47M
West Virginia 15 50 $1.77M
Mississippi 18 50 $1.97M
Alaska 46 $1.54M
Rhode Island 46 $1.51M
Kansas 13 44 $1.9M
New Hampshire 35 $1.2M
Iowa 32 $1.18M
Hawaii 30 $1.96M
Utah 14 24 $849K
North Dakota 23 $744K
Arkansas 11 19 $835K
Nebraska 19 $748K
Maine 17 $551K
New Mexico 17 $588K
Minnesota 13 $553K
Montana 12 $640K
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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