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MISOPROSTOL

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

143K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 600 of 3393

$8.21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1033 of 3393

47,715
Patients

Rank: 559 of 3393

29,060
Prescribers

Rank: 532 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

151K

2012

159K

2013

152K

2014

144K

2015

143K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.99M

2012

$10.4M

2013

$9.62M

2014

$9.09M

2015

$8.21M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$199

2012

$223

2013

$207

2014

$197

2015

$172

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,539 16,156 $946K
New York 4,158 11,108 $586K
Texas 3,428 9,918 $566K
Florida 3,617 8,428 $466K
Ohio 2,068 6,347 $375K
Pennsylvania 1,740 5,793 $328K
Illinois 1,740 4,954 $289K
New Jersey 1,722 4,458 $248K
North Carolina 1,431 4,341 $257K
Kentucky 1,059 4,308 $319K
Michigan 1,878 4,213 $234K
Virginia 1,231 4,138 $254K
Alabama 955 4,026 $218K
Louisiana 870 3,860 $215K
Tennessee 935 3,756 $225K
Georgia 1,189 3,662 $203K
Missouri 819 3,351 $204K
Indiana 836 2,613 $159K
Washington 918 2,545 $133K
Massachusetts 1,142 2,434 $123K
South Carolina 707 2,384 $151K
Mississippi 467 2,031 $125K
Arizona 940 1,955 $96.1K
Maryland 791 1,891 $144K
Arkansas 466 1,807 $104K
Wisconsin 709 1,779 $100K
Kansas 376 1,747 $92.9K
West Virginia 489 1,679 $108K
Idaho 300 1,558 $81.7K
Iowa 396 1,452 $89K
Nebraska 293 1,408 $68.5K
Oklahoma 383 1,345 $81.8K
Minnesota 584 1,251 $69.2K
Oregon 515 1,218 $74.1K
Colorado 478 1,155 $67.2K
Connecticut 498 1,119 $54K
Nevada 397 951 $42.8K
Utah 225 735 $52.4K
New Hampshire 237 634 $32K
New Mexico 263 611 $31.4K
Maine 206 533 $36.6K
Rhode Island 133 370 $19.6K
Hawaii 148 363 $20.6K
North Dakota 113 343 $19.4K
South Dakota 107 326 $12.7K
Montana 104 297 $17.5K
Delaware 97 258 $15.8K
Vermont 81 205 $16.2K
District of Columbia 79 161 $9,030
Wyoming 45 133 $9,497
Alaska 32 60 $3,408
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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Top prescribers for MISOPROSTOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRUCE TORKAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled841

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS GOULD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled566

NEW YORK

New York

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled550

LEWISTON

Idaho

ROBERT BENISH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled546

GALAX

Virginia

ERNEST OKEKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled533

SELMA

Alabama

GEORGE HALOW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled498

EL PASO

Texas

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

LOS ANGELES

California

NELLY SERENY M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled359

OSSINING

New York

RONALD RANCE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled353

HOUSTON

Texas

EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled314

LOS ANGELES

California

GREGORY SALZMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled277

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

DAVID WEBER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled265

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

EMMANUEL PAINTSIL

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled246

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

JOHN KASTRUP M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled241

HENDERSON

Nevada

REMA MENON M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

PARSONS

Kansas

JERRY OKONKWOAGUOLU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

LAWNDALE

California

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled219

MONROE

Louisiana

MALCOLM BROWN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled218

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

OSCAR-ALFONSO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled215

PORTERVILLE

California

DZUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled200

HOUSTON

Texas

STEPHEN THREADGILL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled184

OXFORD

Mississippi

LEE DELACY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled174

LUMBERTON

New Jersey

ALAN GLOMBICKI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled170

HOUSTON

Texas

JOEL GOLDFARB M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled169

TEANECK

New Jersey

DAVID WONG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled163

SAN RAMON

California