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PREDNISONE

Deltasone (Prednisone) is a corticosteroid that's similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Prednisone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2,171
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1838 of 3362

$3.89M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1144 of 3362

700
Patients

Rank: 1828 of 3362

510
Prescribers

Rank: 1900 of 3362

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

20%

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

12

2012

1,060

2013

2,171

2014

3,127

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$2,658

2012

$996K

2013

$3.89M

2014

$8.07M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$221

2013

$280

2014

$298

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 111 386 $621K
Texas 53 177 $299K
New Jersey 53 173 $251K
New York 57 172 $306K
Indiana 39 140 $300K
Georgia 34 128 $184K
Pennsylvania 31 94 $223K
North Carolina 30 89 $175K
Florida 38 84 $148K
Connecticut 24 76 $170K
Arizona 24 72 $200K
Ohio 25 70 $126K
Alabama 22 61 $94.2K
South Carolina 19 58 $111K
Illinois 22 57 $111K
Massachusetts 40 $80.4K
Michigan 17 35 $113K
Wisconsin 31 $88K
Kentucky 13 26 $36K
Louisiana 22 $22.3K
Oklahoma 19 $24.8K
Virginia 19 $20.2K
Tennessee 19 $19.8K
Minnesota 18 $19K
Maryland 18 $29.2K
Washington 16 $21.9K
Oregon 14 $17.1K
West Virginia 13 $14.5K
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 RAYOS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THAILA RAMANUJAM MD

Specialist

Claims Filled86

SANTA CRUZ

California