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AVONEX

INTERFERON BETA-1A

Avonex (interferon beta-1a) is an interferon, which is a protein made by your body as part of its defense system. Interferons reduce the inflammation that damages nerves in multiple sclerosis. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

46.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 865 of 3393

$295M
Retail Cost

Rank: 115 of 3393

5,561
Patients

Rank: 1107 of 3393

4,267
Prescribers

Rank: 1093 of 3393

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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

98.7K

2012

80.2K

2013

63.5K

2014

55K

2015

46.5K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$390M

2012

$367M

2013

$326M

2014

$312M

2015

$295M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$32.8K

2012

$36.7K

2013

$42K

2014

$47.5K

2015

$53K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 536 4,523 $29.3M
Pennsylvania 475 4,093 $26.4M
California 373 3,031 $18.9M
Michigan 298 2,390 $14.8M
Florida 259 2,181 $13.5M
Texas 278 2,178 $14.7M
Ohio 252 2,125 $13.1M
Illinois 270 2,012 $13M
New Jersey 174 1,369 $9.33M
North Carolina 164 1,351 $8.61M
Virginia 162 1,278 $8.07M
Washington 156 1,273 $7.8M
Indiana 142 1,166 $7.16M
Tennessee 129 1,103 $6.89M
Wisconsin 120 1,100 $6.57M
Georgia 139 1,074 $6.67M
Massachusetts 126 1,047 $6.76M
Oregon 107 975 $5.65M
Connecticut 116 964 $6.52M
Missouri 110 834 $5.15M
Colorado 104 774 $5.15M
Louisiana 84 701 $4.25M
Maryland 89 689 $4.53M
Arizona 102 673 $4.72M
Alabama 75 583 $3.73M
Kentucky 62 565 $3.41M
Minnesota 70 551 $3.43M
Kansas 59 495 $2.88M
Oklahoma 62 490 $2.97M
South Carolina 65 488 $3.2M
Utah 54 406 $2.53M
Mississippi 47 367 $2.2M
Nebraska 41 341 $2.03M
Iowa 37 339 $1.97M
Idaho 40 330 $1.98M
Arkansas 39 312 $1.9M
Montana 30 246 $1.46M
West Virginia 29 237 $1.44M
New Hampshire 23 214 $1.3M
Nevada 29 211 $1.36M
South Dakota 22 206 $1.18M
Maine 28 176 $1.22M
District of Columbia 21 139 $1.06M
New Mexico 18 132 $878K
Wyoming 102 $596K
Delaware 16 99 $818K
Vermont 67 $380K
North Dakota 55 $314K
Hawaii 54 $331K
Rhode Island 47 $271K
Alaska 21 $118K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for AVONEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled349

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

BRIAN APATOFF MD

Neurology

Claims Filled197

NEW YORK

New York

ROCK HEYMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled183

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled173

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled167

BUFFALO

New York

MARTIN BELKIN D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled142

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

KATHLEEN SCHWETZ CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled140

CLEVELAND

Ohio

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled134

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

BUFFALO

New York

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled126

DERBY

Connecticut

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

ATLANTA

Georgia

HAROLD MOSES MD

Neurology

Claims Filled101

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MICHELE MILLER CRNP

Neurology

Claims Filled95

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOHN BURCH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled89

ROANOKE

Virginia

SARAH JOHNSON

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled87

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled85

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled85

RALEIGH

North Carolina

RANDALL WEBB MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled82

TULSA

Oklahoma

APRIL ERWIN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled82

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

LOUIS CATALANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled80

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled79

SEATTLE

Washington

MARGARET BUCELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled77

BUFFALO

New York

GABRIEL PARDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled76

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GREGORY DARDAS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled74

MIDLAND

Michigan

DUSAN STEFOSKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled74

CHICAGO

Illinois