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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4,209
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1493 of 3362

$228K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1556 of 3362

1,857
Patients

Rank: 1395 of 3362

1,309
Prescribers

Rank: 1451 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,243

2011

3,178

2012

3,425

2013

4,212

2014

2,575

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$184K

2011

$154K

2012

$186K

2013

$228K

2014

$133K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$50

2011

$58

2012

$58

2013

$55

2014

$62

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
Pennsylvania 174 420 $25.1K
New York 116 325 $14K
Florida 185 306 $15.8K
California 127 253 $14.3K
Georgia 72 192 $8,407
Tennessee 103 190 $11.6K
Ohio 93 166 $11.1K
Virginia 62 160 $8,580
Michigan 75 158 $7,751
Alabama 98 157 $10.7K
Texas 98 157 $10.8K
Nevada 38 147 $4,845
North Carolina 78 138 $8,323
Illinois 37 128 $7,667
Massachusetts 23 100 $4,072
Arizona 43 89 $4,626
New Jersey 37 86 $4,062
Missouri 28 77 $3,006
Kentucky 50 73 $3,612
Mississippi 19 71 $1,991
Minnesota 17 68 $2,646
Connecticut 16 65 $3,341
Utah 23 61 $9,899
Colorado 36 58 $4,128
South Carolina 17 51 $3,303
Maryland 28 47 $2,790
West Virginia 11 42 $1,291
Louisiana 32 42 $2,483
Oklahoma 11 36 $1,655
Washington 34 $1,579
Nebraska 34 $1,162
Indiana 13 33 $1,299
Wyoming 31 $1,420
Kansas 14 30 $2,088
District of Columbia 11 29 $1,199
Wisconsin 29 $1,111
Rhode Island 12 25 $1,061
Iowa 21 $1,226
Oregon 20 $678
New Hampshire 15 $527
New Mexico 13 $614
Arkansas 11 $1,091
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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