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AVONEX ADMINISTRATION PACK

INTERFERON BETA-1A/ALBUMIN

Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A) is an interferon that acts like the ones your body naturally makes. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but interferons activate your immune system to control immune responses that have gotten out of control. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Avonex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6,307
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1467 of 3395

$35.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 524 of 3395

916
Patients

Rank: 1738 of 3395

920
Prescribers

Rank: 1699 of 3395

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36%

of people say

it's worth it

24%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9,992

2011

9,452

2012

8,484

2013

7,217

2014

6,307

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$32.4M

2011

$36.4M

2012

$38.4M

2013

$36.8M

2014

$35.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,318

2011

$2,548

2012

$2,645

2013

$2,820

2014

$3,079

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 88 687 $4.04M
California 83 537 $3.06M
Pennsylvania 64 484 $2.73M
Florida 56 401 $2.26M
Texas 63 349 $2.07M
Ohio 41 273 $1.52M
Oregon 30 222 $1.18M
Washington 25 212 $1.25M
Indiana 24 202 $1.09M
Michigan 32 200 $1.06M
New Jersey 29 197 $1.24M
Virginia 26 195 $1.1M
Georgia 32 193 $1.11M
North Carolina 25 145 $816K
Connecticut 14 142 $791K
Illinois 27 138 $742K
Alabama 20 137 $762K
Minnesota 17 130 $793K
Missouri 20 113 $661K
Tennessee 20 113 $668K
Maryland 15 109 $563K
Utah 14 104 $525K
Arizona 72 $363K
Kansas 71 $407K
Louisiana 68 $353K
Oklahoma 11 68 $343K
Massachusetts 67 $481K
Wisconsin 13 63 $392K
Kentucky 13 62 $340K
Mississippi 59 $318K
Colorado 55 $280K
Iowa 39 $200K
Montana 37 $197K
Arkansas 31 $163K
South Dakota 30 $159K
North Dakota 26 $185K
Delaware 22 $112K
South Carolina 20 $109K
West Virginia 20 $107K
New Mexico 19 $54K
Maine 19 $146K
Nevada 17 $124K
Idaho 16 $83.1K
Nebraska 13 $64.8K
Wyoming 11 $57.9K
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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Top prescribers for AVONEX ADMINISTRATION PACK

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled86

ATLANTA

Georgia

KIREN KRESA-REAHL M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled61

PORTLAND

Oregon

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled58

NEW YORK

New York

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled55

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania