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EPIPEN 2-PAK

EPINEPHRINE

Used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) to insect bites or stings, medicines, foods, or other substances. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

245K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 487 of 3362

$87.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 260 of 3362

212,218
Patients

Rank: 292 of 3362

114,210
Prescribers

Rank: 223 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

77K

2011

187K

2012

233K

2013

245K

2014

259K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.1M

2011

$40.4M

2012

$62.2M

2013

$87.5M

2014

$121M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$51

2011

$58

2012

$57

2013

$63

2014

$74

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
New York 15,352 18,677 $6.78M
California 14,629 16,746 $5.6M
Florida 13,519 15,386 $5.5M
Texas 12,386 13,578 $4.86M
Pennsylvania 11,513 13,282 $4.81M
North Carolina 10,031 11,662 $4.18M
Michigan 9,357 10,991 $4M
Ohio 8,484 9,782 $3.52M
Massachusetts 7,409 8,676 $3.22M
Tennessee 6,212 7,154 $2.53M
Wisconsin 6,255 6,983 $2.47M
Virginia 5,795 6,726 $2.41M
Georgia 5,903 6,681 $2.37M
Illinois 5,862 6,663 $2.42M
New Jersey 5,522 6,613 $2.43M
Minnesota 5,304 5,973 $2.18M
Washington 4,826 5,412 $1.91M
Missouri 4,446 5,147 $1.83M
South Carolina 4,224 4,855 $1.74M
Arizona 4,173 4,738 $1.7M
Indiana 4,121 4,727 $1.68M
Kentucky 4,013 4,681 $1.61M
Connecticut 3,482 3,933 $1.45M
Oregon 3,083 3,402 $1.19M
Alabama 2,743 3,240 $1.15M
Colorado 2,753 3,055 $1.07M
Maryland 2,615 3,045 $1.09M
Arkansas 2,604 2,957 $1.04M
Oklahoma 2,567 2,912 $1.02M
West Virginia 2,094 2,490 $879K
Maine 2,105 2,404 $860K
Louisiana 1,998 2,262 $809K
Iowa 1,845 2,081 $727K
Mississippi 1,763 2,015 $714K
Kansas 1,398 1,567 $548K
New Hampshire 1,400 1,558 $557K
New Mexico 1,246 1,425 $510K
Rhode Island 1,208 1,365 $490K
Utah 1,076 1,301 $472K
Nevada 1,108 1,300 $475K
Idaho 1,101 1,237 $439K
Nebraska 852 944 $333K
Vermont 828 902 $317K
Montana 796 888 $309K
Delaware 727 794 $287K
North Dakota 497 560 $197K
South Dakota 410 481 $175K
Hawaii 425 479 $178K
District of Columbia 308 373 $132K
Alaska 268 315 $112K
Wyoming 243 286 $101K
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 EPIPEN 2-PAK

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled145

AMARILLO

Texas

THOMAS BELLER MD

Clinical Laboratory Immunology

Claims Filled118

HARDEEVILLE

South Carolina

RONALD PARKER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled113

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN WADE MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled102

POINT PLEASANT

West Virginia

WARREN FILLEY M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled89

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RANJAN SHARMA M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled88

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MARY LEE-WONG MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled84

NEW YORK

New York

TODD KUPFERMAN MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled83

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

Florida

LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled83

NEW YORK

New York

TIMOTHY SULLIVAN M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled80

OGDEN

Utah

PO LEW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

ROSEMEAD

California

JAMES HADEN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled78

FORT WORTH

Texas

JEFFREY CAMPBELL M.D.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled77

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

FORREST KUHN MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled75

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ROBERT HARVEY MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled74

VICTORIA

Texas

NIRAN AMAR M.D.

Clinical Laboratory Immunology

Claims Filled73

WACO

Texas

JOHN STEWART D.O.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled73

STARKVILLE

Mississippi

MERRITT SESHUL M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled72

HICKORY

North Carolina

JOSEPH INGLEFIELD MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled70

HICKORY

North Carolina

ABNER BAGENSTOSE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled67

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ANDREW ENGLER MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled67

SAN MATEO

California

ARDESHIR TAMBOLI M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled67

WINTERSVILLE

Ohio

WALTER COSBY M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled65

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

DIMITRY RABKIN M.D.

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled65

BROOKLYN

New York