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PEGASYS

PEGINTERFERON ALFA-2A

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1,624
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1991 of 3395

$5.66M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1104 of 3395

348
Patients

Rank: 2122 of 3395

320
Prescribers

Rank: 2102 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

43.4K

2011

49.1K

2012

21.8K

2013

10.7K

2014

1,624

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$105M

2011

$125M

2012

$61.6M

2013

$34.6M

2014

$5.66M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,348

2011

$1,323

2012

$1,390

2013

$893

2014

$1,337

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 40 238 $824K
California 45 188 $656K
Arizona 25 138 $494K
Texas 25 83 $326K
New Jersey 78 $284K
Illinois 11 61 $232K
Maryland 58 $214K
North Carolina 13 56 $218K
Minnesota 11 55 $136K
Pennsylvania 12 47 $213K
Florida 17 47 $157K
Connecticut 44 $142K
Ohio 41 $131K
Tennessee 14 39 $142K
Oregon 38 $99.1K
Michigan 15 36 $132K
Wisconsin 31 $92.1K
Nevada 28 $104K
Colorado 26 $162K
Missouri 24 $81.3K
Washington 22 $67.3K
Vermont 22 $21.2K
Massachusetts 21 $93.1K
Nebraska 21 $52.5K
Arkansas 21 $74.2K
Georgia 18 $69.8K
Idaho 17 $52.8K
Kansas 17 $19.7K
Alabama 12 $42.1K
Virginia 12 $41.8K
Indiana 11 $26.8K
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 PEGASYS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RUBEN MESA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled66

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona