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BETASERON

INTERFERON BETA-1B

Betaseron (Interferon Beta-1B) is a man-made interferon that's similar to what your body naturally makes. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for MS, but interferons activate your own immune system to control immune responses that have gone out of control. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

40.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 880 of 3395

$242M
Retail Cost

Rank: 126 of 3395

4,858
Patients

Rank: 1147 of 3395

3,462
Prescribers

Rank: 1168 of 3395

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

38%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

47.9K

2011

44.1K

2012

42.5K

2013

35.1K

2014

40.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$156M

2011

$175M

2012

$199M

2013

$187M

2014

$242M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,191

2011

$2,171

2012

$1,833

2013

$2,239

2014

$3,545

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 337 2,765 $16.2M
California 324 2,757 $16M
Michigan 322 2,625 $15.6M
Illinois 296 2,336 $14.4M
North Carolina 276 2,286 $13.7M
Pennsylvania 272 2,162 $13.6M
New York 279 2,105 $13.2M
Texas 221 1,745 $10.9M
Ohio 162 1,369 $7.88M
Tennessee 170 1,334 $8.45M
Alabama 153 1,278 $7.38M
Missouri 145 1,232 $7.21M
Indiana 147 1,170 $7.02M
South Carolina 141 1,108 $6.83M
New Jersey 144 1,090 $6.88M
Virginia 129 984 $6.09M
Massachusetts 104 948 $5.61M
Kentucky 106 882 $4.87M
Georgia 105 822 $4.66M
Wisconsin 93 814 $4.8M
Colorado 82 643 $4.07M
Arizona 73 613 $3.44M
Washington 83 573 $3.65M
Minnesota 70 538 $3.31M
Connecticut 61 472 $2.83M
Louisiana 48 419 $2.34M
Iowa 45 391 $2.34M
Kansas 40 378 $2.18M
Rhode Island 29 348 $1.56M
Oregon 39 344 $2.06M
Nevada 38 343 $1.97M
Maryland 48 327 $2.04M
Nebraska 30 282 $1.61M
Arkansas 28 259 $1.48M
Oklahoma 34 226 $1.46M
West Virginia 25 226 $1.39M
New Hampshire 28 208 $1.29M
South Dakota 24 186 $1.13M
North Dakota 23 176 $1.07M
Montana 17 169 $1.01M
Maine 25 161 $1.1M
Mississippi 18 140 $816K
Utah 19 133 $815K
Delaware 17 133 $888K
Idaho 11 89 $516K
New Mexico 14 81 $517K
District of Columbia 14 79 $484K
Hawaii 77 $430K
Wyoming 53 $354K
Vermont 43 $278K
Alaska 28 $224K
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 BETASERON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled360

CULLMAN

Alabama

KHURRAM BASHIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled295

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVEN BEALL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled294

GROSSE POINTE PARK

Michigan

DOUGLAS JEFFERY MD

Neurology

Claims Filled204

MOORESVILLE

North Carolina

MARK CASCIONE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled202

TAMPA

Florida

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled174

TEANECK

New Jersey

BARRY ARNASON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled160

CHICAGO

Illinois

JONATHAN CALKWOOD M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled138

GOLDEN VALLEY

Minnesota

AJAY GUPTA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled132

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled120

DERBY

Connecticut

GARY MILLER D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled114

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SURENDRA KAUL M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled112

MIDLAND

Michigan

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled111

HOUSTON

Texas

ALIREZA MINAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled110

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

FAITH FUENTES M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled107

MIDLAND

Michigan

VERONICA ABBOTT RN, MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled104

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ALJOESON WALKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled99

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

ANTHONY REDER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled99

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

DENNIS GARWACKI

Neurology

Claims Filled94

PEORIA

Illinois

JENIFER ZHAI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled89

ROCHESTER

New York

SIDDHARTH SHAH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled87

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

SAMUEL HUNTER M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled84

FRANKLIN

Tennessee

DAVIT MRELASHVILI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled83

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

MARK SCHWAGER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled81

COVENTRY

Rhode Island