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STELARA

USTEKINUMAB

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

17K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1127 of 3395

$205M
Retail Cost

Rank: 147 of 3395

5,643
Patients

Rank: 1098 of 3395

3,929
Prescribers

Rank: 1122 of 3395

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48%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

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

3,931

2011

5,738

2012

9,002

2013

14.1K

2014

17K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31.7M

2011

$50.4M

2012

$89.5M

2013

$157M

2014

$205M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,989

2011

$2,030

2012

$1,544

2013

$1,603

2014

$1,576

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 566 1,665 $19.6M
Florida 520 1,542 $17.4M
New York 494 1,493 $17.6M
Texas 349 1,000 $12.1M
Ohio 255 735 $9.39M
Pennsylvania 229 657 $8.08M
New Jersey 216 656 $7.64M
Georgia 209 614 $7.12M
North Carolina 204 599 $6.81M
Michigan 177 547 $6.76M
Illinois 147 470 $5.6M
Massachusetts 154 439 $5.31M
Missouri 147 426 $5.56M
Kentucky 141 424 $5.45M
Tennessee 134 411 $5.34M
Indiana 127 377 $5.04M
Oregon 127 373 $4.9M
Arizona 111 306 $3.83M
South Carolina 104 295 $3.45M
Minnesota 89 272 $3.59M
Wisconsin 94 270 $3.5M
Washington 91 265 $3.4M
Virginia 91 259 $2.98M
Maryland 89 251 $3.22M
Alabama 86 240 $2.87M
Louisiana 83 238 $2.98M
Connecticut 83 233 $2.95M
Oklahoma 59 181 $2.25M
New Hampshire 56 173 $2M
Kansas 45 125 $1.57M
Mississippi 36 118 $1.36M
Colorado 39 111 $1.25M
Arkansas 34 109 $1.29M
Iowa 35 100 $1.32M
Nevada 39 96 $1.13M
Maine 30 87 $1.05M
West Virginia 26 74 $997K
Hawaii 20 70 $836K
Utah 23 59 $674K
New Mexico 20 59 $660K
Nebraska 19 58 $738K
Idaho 19 52 $616K
Delaware 18 52 $578K
Rhode Island 16 34 $422K
Vermont 11 34 $464K
North Dakota 25 $274K
Montana 22 $293K
Alaska 19 $235K
South Dakota 14 $196K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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