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MERCAPTOPURINE

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

80.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 720 of 3395

$10.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 899 of 3395

14,826
Patients

Rank: 821 of 3395

10,214
Prescribers

Rank: 810 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

57.4K

2011

63K

2012

72.6K

2013

76.4K

2014

80.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.7M

2011

$6.39M

2012

$6.27M

2013

$5.76M

2014

$10.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$109

2011

$167

2012

$140

2013

$135

2014

$183

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,840 9,748 $1.34M
California 1,960 9,706 $1.4M
Florida 1,168 5,912 $733K
Pennsylvania 759 4,205 $603K
Texas 629 3,312 $387K
North Carolina 560 3,251 $355K
New Jersey 670 3,164 $439K
Massachusetts 526 2,960 $401K
Ohio 554 2,951 $415K
Illinois 456 2,407 $302K
Connecticut 466 2,381 $319K
Georgia 345 1,843 $186K
Michigan 395 1,819 $287K
Wisconsin 320 1,769 $231K
Minnesota 312 1,739 $278K
Tennessee 305 1,649 $174K
Arizona 327 1,645 $208K
Missouri 279 1,490 $180K
Virginia 280 1,345 $166K
Indiana 206 1,207 $144K
Nebraska 172 1,107 $116K
Washington 194 1,052 $127K
South Carolina 175 1,000 $106K
Arkansas 144 967 $93.1K
Oklahoma 167 890 $112K
Maryland 213 879 $141K
Kentucky 146 873 $94.9K
Oregon 150 859 $122K
Louisiana 137 805 $81.9K
Kansas 115 734 $73K
New Hampshire 101 538 $70.6K
Alabama 100 528 $66.1K
Maine 106 517 $70.8K
Colorado 102 509 $82.9K
Iowa 84 464 $59.4K
Nevada 88 439 $57.1K
Mississippi 66 406 $37.8K
Utah 83 400 $48.7K
Rhode Island 60 384 $35.4K
West Virginia 63 366 $37K
Idaho 58 335 $39.3K
New Mexico 72 335 $47K
Vermont 62 300 $37.9K
Delaware 39 155 $30.7K
North Dakota 19 140 $18.5K
Montana 33 137 $17K
Hawaii 26 129 $15.7K
Wyoming 16 93 $12.1K
District of Columbia 16 64 $9,442
South Dakota 11 58 $8,799
Alaska 12 57 $6,677
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 MERCAPTOPURINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BURTON BORON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled168

ELKHART

Indiana

JESSE STONDELL M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled144

SACRAMENTO

California

ALEXANDRA GUTIERREZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled105

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL JONES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled101

OMAHA

Nebraska

JAMES MARION MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled99

NEW YORK

New York

TYRON ALLI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled94

OMAHA

Nebraska

MARK CHAPMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled93

NEW YORK

New York

HOUSEIN WAZAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled92

MERIDEN

Connecticut

KHALID ALAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled89

MENASHA

Wisconsin

RONALD MENSH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled87

BENNINGTON

Vermont

KAREN JEROME-ZAPADKA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled87

BEAVER FALLS

Pennsylvania

KIRON DAS

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled87

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

JAMES LISI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled83

ELYRIA

Ohio

KRISHNAMURTHY SHIVSHANKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled76

HOUSTON

Texas

JOEL KICHLER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled75

NEW KENSINGTON

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM BRIGGS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled75

TULSA

Oklahoma

HARRISON SHULL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled74

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

CARL JONES DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled73

NACOGDOCHES

Texas

DOUGLAS BROUILLETTE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled72

OMAHA

Nebraska

KENNETH MILLER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled71

NEW YORK

New York

ALAN GABBARD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled70

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

VLADISLAVA BUNTIC M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

ERIE

Pennsylvania

ALLAN PECK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KRISTIN NASO D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled69

SOUTHAMPTON

New York

MARK FELDMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled69

BELLEVILLE

Illinois