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AVONEX PEN

INTERFERON BETA-1A

Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A) is an interferon that acts like the ones your body naturally makes. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but interferons activate your immune system to control immune responses that have gotten out of control. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Avonex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

57.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 790 of 3362

$301M
Retail Cost

Rank: 92 of 3362

6,937
Patients

Rank: 1028 of 3362

4,084
Prescribers

Rank: 1103 of 3362

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38%

of people say

it's worth it

25%

of people say

it worked well

34%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

11.4K

2012

42K

2013

57.7K

2014

55.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$48.5M

2012

$197M

2013

$301M

2014

$321M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$822

2012

$2,270

2013

$3,125

2014

$3,466

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 606 4,774 $26.2M
Pennsylvania 510 4,207 $21.9M
Florida 392 3,322 $17.1M
Ohio 401 3,293 $17M
California 413 3,275 $16.2M
Texas 374 2,913 $15.9M
Michigan 353 2,708 $14.4M
Illinois 265 2,154 $11.4M
North Carolina 240 1,798 $9.41M
Georgia 221 1,770 $9.28M
Virginia 203 1,742 $8.83M
Missouri 182 1,539 $7.76M
Tennessee 195 1,519 $8M
New Jersey 200 1,483 $8.43M
Indiana 180 1,440 $7.68M
Washington 155 1,346 $6.83M
Oregon 153 1,338 $6.73M
Wisconsin 155 1,291 $6.81M
Massachusetts 139 1,119 $5.85M
Alabama 125 1,079 $5.55M
Arizona 115 934 $4.83M
Colorado 111 860 $4.95M
Maryland 99 809 $4.35M
South Carolina 97 803 $4.12M
Connecticut 80 635 $3.44M
Kansas 72 633 $3.2M
Kentucky 76 631 $3.23M
Louisiana 76 625 $3.05M
Mississippi 79 623 $3.15M
Arkansas 68 588 $2.95M
Minnesota 65 575 $2.79M
Nevada 62 538 $2.66M
Nebraska 50 472 $2.24M
Utah 54 464 $2.38M
West Virginia 55 461 $2.23M
Oklahoma 60 433 $2.42M
South Dakota 41 423 $2.1M
Idaho 48 417 $2.1M
Maine 47 357 $1.97M
Montana 33 296 $1.47M
Iowa 36 282 $1.43M
New Hampshire 29 239 $1.21M
District of Columbia 23 226 $1.14M
Delaware 30 173 $1.16M
New Mexico 20 156 $751K
Rhode Island 14 134 $627K
North Dakota 15 109 $568K
Wyoming 88 $469K
Alaska 77 $362K
Hawaii 42 $213K
Vermont 23 $174K
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 AVONEX PEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled335

BUFFALO

New York

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled255

BUFFALO

New York

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled214

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled202

ATLANTA

Georgia

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled193

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled166

ROCHESTER

New York

KAREN BLITZ-SHABBIR

Psychiatry

Claims Filled166

EAST MEADOW

New York

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled164

RALEIGH

North Carolina

MARIE NAMEY CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled155

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled152

TEANECK

New Jersey

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled152

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled148

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled136

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RAVI PANDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

GABRIEL PARDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ELLIOT FROHMAN MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled118

DALLAS

Texas

MARIA MICHALEK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

CAMP HILL

Pennsylvania

LAWRENCE GREEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled116

NAMPA

Idaho

MARGARET BUCELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled115

BUFFALO

New York

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled114

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled113

HOUSTON

Texas

JAN SAVIT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled112

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

LAEL STONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled109

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BHUPENDRA KHATRI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled107

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DONALD BARONE DO

Neurology

Claims Filled107

STRATFORD

New Jersey