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NEULASTA

PEGFILGRASTIM

Neulasta is a colony-stimulating factor (blood cell booster) that's similar to a protein your body makes naturally. It works to boost the number of certain white blood cells called neutrophils and makes them grow faster. Neutrophils help your body fight infection. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

11.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1242 of 3395

$66.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 361 of 3395

3,823
Patients

Rank: 1219 of 3395

1,857
Prescribers

Rank: 1420 of 3395

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19%

of people say

it's worth it

24%

of people say

it worked well

24%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,102

2011

7,638

2012

9,550

2013

10.9K

2014

11.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.4M

2011

$33.1M

2012

$46.8M

2013

$57.9M

2014

$66.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,096

2011

$1,064

2012

$998

2013

$1,194

2014

$1,420

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 703 2,170 $12.4M
California 523 1,642 $8.68M
New Jersey 474 1,515 $10.4M
Pennsylvania 222 735 $4.12M
Texas 189 629 $3.29M
Florida 259 617 $2.95M
Illinois 155 442 $2.37M
Tennessee 143 393 $2.13M
Massachusetts 141 375 $2.29M
Michigan 100 345 $1.91M
Ohio 96 293 $1.53M
North Carolina 76 243 $1.28M
Kentucky 51 200 $1.02M
Maryland 62 198 $1.04M
Louisiana 67 182 $953K
Nevada 57 159 $886K
Connecticut 39 148 $872K
Washington 60 130 $1.12M
Georgia 51 130 $762K
Missouri 39 122 $602K
South Carolina 39 105 $515K
Virginia 39 91 $743K
Wisconsin 35 80 $576K
West Virginia 15 71 $455K
Colorado 25 71 $338K
Mississippi 19 54 $310K
Indiana 16 42 $201K
Iowa 16 39 $231K
Arkansas 36 $177K
Minnesota 32 $160K
Arizona 12 27 $154K
Alabama 21 $100K
Oregon 20 $99.5K
Rhode Island 14 $66.3K
Maine 13 $60.4K
Vermont 13 $73.6K
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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