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CIMZIA

CERTOLIZUMAB PEGOL

Cimzia (certolizumab) blocks a protein called TNF (tumor necrosis factor) that causes inflammation. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

33.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 931 of 3395

$132M
Retail Cost

Rank: 208 of 3395

5,535
Patients

Rank: 1104 of 3395

3,621
Prescribers

Rank: 1152 of 3395

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

58%

of people say

it worked well
Alternatives:

Humira Enbrel Remicade Simponi

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

18.7K

2011

22.3K

2012

26.9K

2013

30.7K

2014

33.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$39M

2011

$56.1M

2012

$77M

2013

$110M

2014

$132M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,404

2011

$1,564

2012

$1,255

2013

$1,348

2014

$1,307

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 653 3,661 $14.3M
California 502 3,200 $11.9M
Florida 445 2,555 $9.36M
New York 401 2,321 $9.25M
Pennsylvania 250 1,464 $5.79M
North Carolina 203 1,221 $4.96M
Tennessee 182 1,168 $4.68M
Georgia 181 1,159 $4.42M
Michigan 174 1,097 $4.39M
Illinois 162 1,006 $3.96M
Ohio 154 958 $3.91M
Wisconsin 138 904 $3.22M
Massachusetts 145 770 $3.17M
Alabama 107 760 $2.78M
Louisiana 121 742 $2.64M
Kentucky 129 742 $2.86M
New Jersey 148 721 $3.47M
Arizona 115 704 $2.74M
Missouri 103 677 $2.55M
Indiana 89 553 $2.16M
Washington 88 551 $2.09M
Minnesota 86 547 $2.14M
South Carolina 90 523 $2.13M
Oklahoma 93 506 $2M
Virginia 69 397 $1.76M
Arkansas 68 373 $1.47M
Connecticut 56 336 $1.37M
Colorado 54 334 $1.39M
Idaho 55 319 $1.17M
Mississippi 45 292 $1.09M
Utah 38 288 $1.18M
New Hampshire 38 286 $1.12M
New Mexico 42 274 $1.06M
Oregon 52 263 $1.06M
Kansas 37 242 $914K
Maryland 45 231 $1.04M
Maine 33 202 $800K
Nevada 26 169 $660K
Nebraska 30 152 $613K
West Virginia 26 148 $519K
Rhode Island 23 126 $432K
Iowa 21 106 $460K
Montana 19 92 $376K
Delaware 21 83 $449K
Alaska 62 $248K
North Dakota 11 52 $211K
Hawaii 46 $182K
South Dakota 45 $167K
District of Columbia 29 $151K
Vermont 28 $104K
Wyoming 11 $33.2K
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 CIMZIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled217

EDINBURG

Texas

SOLOMON FOROUZESH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled206

CULVER CITY

California

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled166

EDINBURG

Texas

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

MCALLEN

Texas

EZRA SHARON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled150

FOREST HILLS

New York

BRIAN HUH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled95

LOS ANGELES

California

ANTONIO MANCERA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled95

LAREDO

Texas

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled81

HARLINGEN

Texas

RITA CUEVAS

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled78

DOTHAN

Alabama

AZAREL ABINADER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled77

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD JONES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled75

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

MICHELLE MCCAIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled74

HOUMA

Louisiana

JACOB AELION M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled69

JACKSON

Tennessee

STEPHANIE HENNIGAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

ROCKWALL

Texas

THOMAS ROMANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS ORCES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

LAREDO

Texas

JAMES GORE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

MARCIA GENTA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled66

DALLAS

Texas

GERALD HO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled63

LA PALMA

California

ADRIANA POP MOODY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled62

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ANANDA WALALIYADDA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled59

POCATELLO

Idaho

HARPINDER AJMANI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

CHICAGO

Illinois

ABDUL AZIZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

KISSIMMEE

Florida

WONIL LEE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled55

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California