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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC/PF

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

11.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1232 of 3362

$322K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1515 of 3362

6,284
Patients

Rank: 1045 of 3362

3,816
Prescribers

Rank: 1120 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,121

2011

7,367

2012

10.1K

2013

11.4K

2014

11.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$171K

2011

$227K

2012

$267K

2013

$322K

2014

$305K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$32

2011

$34

2012

$31

2013

$29

2014

$30

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 720 1,278 $30.7K
California 457 948 $38.5K
Ohio 490 839 $30.9K
Pennsylvania 305 701 $17.7K
Michigan 289 669 $13.1K
New York 319 667 $21.2K
Kentucky 362 547 $12K
Texas 303 531 $12.6K
North Carolina 328 437 $9,563
Alabama 218 371 $6,634
Tennessee 243 359 $10.6K
New Jersey 149 315 $10K
Missouri 141 241 $5,359
Virginia 110 220 $10.4K
West Virginia 139 209 $3,687
Illinois 133 205 $5,091
Arizona 114 201 $3,961
Georgia 99 167 $5,672
Mississippi 56 159 $7,114
Maryland 73 154 $4,363
Indiana 98 140 $4,053
Nevada 63 124 $4,190
Louisiana 64 119 $5,143
Massachusetts 46 115 $5,540
Connecticut 40 115 $4,127
Kansas 59 109 $2,470
Nebraska 55 98 $1,412
Colorado 41 95 $2,304
South Carolina 70 91 $2,653
South Dakota 41 87 $2,149
Rhode Island 26 86 $2,684
Oklahoma 50 83 $2,535
Iowa 57 80 $1,588
Minnesota 44 70 $856
Arkansas 35 58 $2,243
New Mexico 40 56 $2,190
Wisconsin 13 44 $1,012
Washington 24 41 $1,354
New Hampshire 12 39 $1,204
Utah 20 34 $1,463
Oregon 17 26 $855
Hawaii 21 25 $912
North Dakota 17 $353
Delaware 14 $1,326
Montana 11 $145
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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