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STELARA

USTEKINUMAB

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

14.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1175 of 3362

$157M
Retail Cost

Rank: 167 of 3362

4,541
Patients

Rank: 1159 of 3362

3,151
Prescribers

Rank: 1197 of 3362

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

22%

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

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 434 1,346 $14.3M
Florida 413 1,343 $14M
New York 369 1,164 $12.8M
Texas 301 895 $9.78M
Ohio 211 617 $7.35M
Pennsylvania 185 527 $5.97M
New Jersey 163 521 $5.82M
Georgia 159 472 $5.18M
North Carolina 151 468 $4.81M
Michigan 152 466 $5.37M
Indiana 125 411 $4.72M
Kentucky 146 396 $4.63M
Illinois 117 368 $4M
Tennessee 111 338 $4.23M
Missouri 112 334 $3.97M
Massachusetts 118 334 $3.8M
Maryland 83 260 $3.17M
South Carolina 88 246 $2.72M
Virginia 85 233 $2.44M
Wisconsin 79 229 $2.85M
Louisiana 76 224 $2.5M
Alabama 73 224 $2.54M
Arizona 78 224 $2.61M
Oregon 72 216 $2.54M
Washington 71 212 $2.46M
Minnesota 69 212 $2.57M
Connecticut 60 187 $2.36M
Oklahoma 53 173 $2.01M
New Hampshire 55 152 $1.72M
Arkansas 40 119 $1.3M
Kansas 34 101 $1.12M
Nevada 29 92 $905K
Mississippi 30 88 $1.01M
Colorado 32 78 $778K
Iowa 25 72 $856K
Idaho 19 68 $636K
Maine 19 60 $750K
West Virginia 21 59 $716K
Hawaii 16 59 $718K
Utah 20 57 $537K
Nebraska 15 53 $672K
New Mexico 14 40 $475K
Rhode Island 14 33 $371K
Montana 30 $356K
Delaware 11 28 $234K
Vermont 20 $247K
South Dakota 15 $195K
North Dakota 11 $147K
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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