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METHOTREXATE

METHOTREXATE SODIUM

Otrexup (Methotrexate) is an anti-cancer and immunosuppressive medication that treats forms of cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. For cancer, it helps your body destroy cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. For rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, it lowers the body's normal immune response and prevents the body from attacking itself. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2.25M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 139 of 3362

$174M
Retail Cost

Rank: 151 of 3362

404,140
Patients

Rank: 185 of 3362

83,691
Prescribers

Rank: 285 of 3362

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

17%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 36,750 186,834 $14M
Florida 30,690 154,929 $11.9M
Texas 27,301 141,307 $10.5M
New York 23,370 129,546 $10.1M
Pennsylvania 18,656 105,345 $8.27M
Ohio 18,509 98,899 $7.76M
North Carolina 16,012 94,309 $7.11M
Illinois 14,371 77,108 $6.14M
Michigan 14,533 71,087 $6.12M
Tennessee 12,183 65,806 $4.61M
Georgia 11,274 63,474 $4.28M
Missouri 10,680 62,968 $4.82M
Indiana 9,842 52,400 $3.94M
New Jersey 10,655 52,072 $4.58M
Wisconsin 8,806 50,558 $4.23M
Virginia 9,486 48,629 $4.09M
Minnesota 9,187 46,845 $5M
Arizona 9,047 46,166 $3.5M
Alabama 7,779 44,889 $3.12M
Washington 8,269 42,802 $3.32M
Kentucky 7,032 40,725 $2.94M
Massachusetts 7,121 40,046 $3.23M
South Carolina 7,094 37,800 $2.77M
Louisiana 5,931 33,286 $2.45M
Oregon 6,137 32,841 $2.75M
Arkansas 5,058 31,943 $2.38M
Colorado 6,009 30,833 $2.06M
Oklahoma 5,415 28,552 $2.21M
Iowa 4,077 25,409 $2.12M
Maryland 5,267 24,797 $2.27M
Mississippi 4,054 23,627 $1.5M
Kansas 4,133 23,513 $1.7M
Connecticut 4,324 22,662 $1.69M
West Virginia 3,377 20,256 $1.45M
Nebraska 3,092 20,224 $1.61M
Nevada 3,086 15,446 $1.18M
New Mexico 2,873 14,092 $1.28M
Utah 2,599 12,735 $1.09M
South Dakota 1,821 10,799 $931K
Montana 1,937 10,790 $873K
Idaho 2,107 10,356 $758K
New Hampshire 1,881 9,535 $754K
Maine 2,143 9,195 $961K
North Dakota 1,650 8,770 $936K
Hawaii 1,518 8,112 $632K
Rhode Island 1,170 7,609 $471K
Delaware 1,236 5,358 $542K
Vermont 954 4,947 $485K
Wyoming 555 2,792 $217K
District of Columbia 561 2,628 $184K
Alaska 433 2,518 $171K
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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Top prescribers for METHOTREXATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled3,467

ORO VALLEY

Arizona

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,248

TUPELO

Mississippi

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,086

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ANGEL VIDAL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,963

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,864

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ROBERT VAWTER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,834

WHEELING

West Virginia

GREGORY DELORENZO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,712

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,696

TOMBALL

Texas

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,690

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MARK PEARSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,688

BROOKFIELD

Wisconsin

DOMINIC MAIELLO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,659

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

GEORGE KERNODLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,657

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,639

VALDOSTA

Georgia

DOUGLAS METCALF M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,627

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,609

PEORIA

Arizona

STEVEN COHEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,591

TYLER

Texas

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,583

MCALLEN

Texas

DAVID STAINBROOK D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,553

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,551

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

JOY SCHECHTMAN DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,545

PEORIA

Arizona

JACOB AELION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,543

JACKSON

Tennessee

ROBERT WISCO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,535

DAKOTA DUNES

South Dakota

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,526

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,523

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

SHARUKH SHROFF MD., MPH., MBA.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,521

DANVILLE

Virginia