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MESALAMINE

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*This description is for related drug Mesalamine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

105K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 666 of 3395

$95.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 280 of 3395

20,418
Patients

Rank: 742 of 3395

16,490
Prescribers

Rank: 667 of 3395

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

56%

of people say

it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

89.2K

2011

91.9K

2012

108K

2013

111K

2014

105K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$46.7M

2011

$56.5M

2012

$74M

2013

$86.5M

2014

$95.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$488

2011

$532

2012

$534

2013

$556

2014

$636

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,967 10,195 $9.89M
Pennsylvania 1,342 7,109 $6.27M
California 1,413 6,581 $6.67M
Florida 1,379 6,131 $5.56M
Ohio 1,238 5,666 $5.39M
Texas 1,105 5,481 $4.72M
Michigan 942 4,221 $4.51M
Illinois 819 4,214 $3.6M
Massachusetts 687 3,871 $3.59M
New Jersey 741 3,638 $3.74M
North Carolina 650 3,410 $2.88M
Georgia 504 2,577 $2.25M
Tennessee 458 2,287 $1.89M
Missouri 426 2,231 $1.83M
Virginia 446 2,185 $1.96M
Arizona 488 2,082 $2.14M
Indiana 420 2,071 $1.78M
Wisconsin 368 2,052 $1.66M
Connecticut 342 1,972 $1.79M
Maryland 420 1,729 $2.11M
Washington 335 1,619 $1.39M
South Carolina 327 1,592 $1.49M
Oklahoma 296 1,582 $1.33M
Kentucky 289 1,478 $1.33M
West Virginia 273 1,419 $1.34M
Iowa 217 1,363 $999K
Minnesota 245 1,322 $1.12M
Kansas 220 1,226 $931K
Louisiana 210 1,187 $766K
Alabama 235 1,128 $913K
Oregon 203 1,094 $948K
Colorado 241 1,069 $1.23M
Nebraska 156 1,040 $690K
Utah 153 886 $676K
Arkansas 163 835 $637K
Rhode Island 101 687 $499K
Mississippi 119 627 $442K
Maine 115 557 $536K
Idaho 108 543 $433K
New Hampshire 111 528 $519K
New Mexico 109 491 $433K
Montana 51 387 $239K
South Dakota 53 375 $278K
Nevada 89 327 $276K
Delaware 63 250 $305K
Vermont 37 195 $175K
North Dakota 34 179 $128K
District of Columbia 36 113 $138K
Hawaii 28 113 $149K
Wyoming 25 113 $80K
Alaska 14 106 $44.7K
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 PENTASA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JANE VLODOV-LEVITT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled115

BROOKLYN

New York

RAJAN KHOSLA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled110

CHANDLER

Arizona

ROBERT KODSI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled104

BROOKLYN

New York

ZAHOOR MAKHDOOM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled91

CARBONDALE

Illinois

LINDY RACHAL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled91

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

JAMES ANDRESON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled90

CONCORD

Massachusetts

RUDRAJIT RAI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled82

COLUMBIA

Maryland

JULIAN AMBRUS MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled81

BUFFALO

New York

DMITRIY ELKIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

MARK APPLER MD FACP

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled74

MOUNT AIRY

North Carolina

SILVIA DEGLI ESPOSTI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled71

RICHMOND

Virginia

DAWN EGNACZAK N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled71

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

JOSEPH PERROTTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

NORWOOD

Massachusetts

JOHN WALLING DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

EAST LANSING

Michigan

DENNIS WORTHINGTON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled65

ALAMOGORDO

New Mexico

FARHAD ISMAIL-BEIGI M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled64

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

GUNDA REDDY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

LAPEER

Michigan

RANDAL HUFF M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

FINDLAY

Ohio

MARK REICHELDERFER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

MADISON

Wisconsin

MARIA RONQUILLO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled62

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS CLAIBORNE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled62

ATLANTA

Georgia

ROGELIO PEREZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled61

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

RONALD ZLOTOFF M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled61

WATERBURY

Connecticut

TAMMY ALVERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

AKRON

Ohio

KAREN KINDLEY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled60

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma