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DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

DEXAMETHASONE SOD PHOSPHATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

71K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 741 of 3362

$983K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1356 of 3362

41,198
Patients

Rank: 575 of 3362

14,277
Prescribers

Rank: 725 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

41.8K

2011

50.4K

2012

56.1K

2013

71K

2014

74.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$540K

2011

$646K

2012

$759K

2013

$983K

2014

$1.37M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$10

2011

$10

2012

$9

2013

$11

2014

$12

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
Florida 3,421 8,213 $84K
New York 1,875 5,079 $51.6K
California 2,228 4,412 $61.5K
Pennsylvania 2,322 3,281 $59.1K
Alabama 1,453 3,024 $33.7K
Texas 1,612 2,598 $39.4K
Georgia 1,734 2,585 $34.8K
Ohio 1,685 2,272 $43.9K
Tennessee 1,222 2,087 $22K
Mississippi 1,209 1,811 $18.6K
Louisiana 1,084 1,761 $18.9K
Kentucky 872 1,527 $17.6K
North Carolina 757 1,498 $22.5K
Missouri 875 1,411 $20.4K
Minnesota 889 1,402 $30.9K
Kansas 622 1,103 $25.4K
Oklahoma 813 1,062 $14K
New Jersey 594 1,052 $14.5K
Arizona 558 990 $17.4K
Illinois 623 981 $15.2K
Oregon 607 978 $23.6K
Maryland 579 870 $26.7K
West Virginia 340 856 $15.9K
Indiana 528 845 $16.2K
Arkansas 588 845 $8,016
Wisconsin 489 830 $17.9K
Michigan 475 755 $13.4K
Virginia 510 745 $17.2K
Massachusetts 459 693 $11.7K
Colorado 278 618 $10.5K
Washington 343 485 $8,919
South Carolina 267 457 $7,561
Nebraska 229 385 $5,550
Connecticut 178 322 $6,014
Iowa 209 322 $5,634
Nevada 89 261 $4,493
Delaware 145 214 $4,081
Idaho 133 185 $3,349
Utah 107 179 $2,736
New Mexico 112 158 $2,791
Rhode Island 106 148 $2,785
Montana 69 122 $2,185
North Dakota 54 121 $2,161
Maine 75 111 $2,201
South Dakota 76 109 $1,855
New Hampshire 46 74 $1,427
District of Columbia 36 54 $1,609
Vermont 34 46 $782
Hawaii 25 39 $631
Wyoming 15 22 $270
Alaska 15 $242
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 DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARY JO VILLAR D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled1,268

HIALEAH

Florida

LEROY MAXWELL OD MPH

Optometrist

Claims Filled953

SELMA

Alabama

MIGUEL GARCIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled853

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOSE NOY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled777

MIAMI

Florida

THEODORE WERBLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled608

PRINCETON

West Virginia

SPURGEON CLARK M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled524

WAYCROSS

Georgia

LUIS SANTIAGO-PAGAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled462

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

DARRELL GENSTLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled453

ALBANY

Oregon

JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled415

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

CHRISTIAN RISSER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled391

PHOENIX

Arizona

GARY SCHAFER M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled364

FOREST CITY

North Carolina

FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled337

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

JOHN ANTALIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled334

CAMBRIDGE

Ohio

WILLIAM AINSWORTH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled290

PALATKA

Florida

HAMID OBEID MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled250

ROME

New York

TODD GEIS MD

Optometrist, Occupational Vision

Claims Filled249

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

L ANDREW WATKINS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled242

HOUSTON

Texas

CHESTER ROE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled224

DENVER

Colorado

RAPHY GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled222

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled219

NEW YORK

New York

VINICIO HERNANDEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled213

ORLANDO

Florida

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled193

GREENSBORO

Alabama

REBECCA BARTOW MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled192

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin

MANUEL MARCANO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled189

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ANDRES EMANUELLI ANZALOTTA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled185

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico