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At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

22.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1060 of 3393

$61.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 408 of 3393

3,499
Patients

Rank: 1239 of 3393

2,059
Prescribers

Rank: 1370 of 3393

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,770

2012

4,052

2013

12K

2014

17.9K

2015

22.2K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.13M

2012

$6.77M

2013

$24.7M

2014

$43.5M

2015

$61.5M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$11.5K

2012

$10.4K

2013

$11.3K

2014

$14.9K

2015

$17.6K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 438 3,114 $7.35M
Texas 360 2,403 $6.45M
Florida 296 2,023 $4.94M
New York 296 1,673 $4.84M
Ohio 129 955 $2.55M
Georgia 136 910 $2.51M
North Carolina 134 809 $2.31M
Pennsylvania 134 785 $2.33M
New Jersey 89 564 $1.75M
Massachusetts 98 559 $1.59M
Washington 91 520 $1.59M
Michigan 107 520 $1.69M
Oklahoma 78 504 $1.58M
Tennessee 88 469 $1.33M
Illinois 64 431 $1.29M
Alabama 72 415 $1.08M
Indiana 66 383 $1.12M
Oregon 53 330 $1M
Missouri 60 323 $1.01M
Louisiana 55 317 $993K
Arizona 56 312 $1.02M
Colorado 55 311 $948K
Kentucky 56 310 $901K
Wisconsin 54 287 $849K
Idaho 37 257 $633K
New Mexico 43 251 $660K
Mississippi 37 244 $624K
Virginia 54 239 $813K
South Carolina 41 231 $684K
Maryland 33 172 $572K
Connecticut 31 167 $511K
Minnesota 24 159 $415K
Arkansas 24 145 $479K
Nebraska 15 108 $287K
Kansas 14 102 $259K
Maine 13 76 $211K
Nevada 13 74 $219K
Hawaii 61 $148K
New Hampshire 14 59 $277K
Rhode Island 56 $110K
West Virginia 50 $119K
Utah 47 $143K
Montana 45 $125K
Iowa 43 $124K
District of Columbia 39 $132K
South Dakota 34 $88K
Delaware 27 $138K
Vermont 17 $49.5K
Wyoming 13 $48.4K
Alaska 11 $47.2K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 ACTEMRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES WEIDMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled339

VAN NUYS

California

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled186

EDINBURG

Texas

JEFFREY CHAITOFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled144

VALDOSTA

Georgia

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled135

SAN DIEGO

California

JAMES MCKAY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled126

TULSA

Oklahoma

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled120

PLANTATION

Florida

ROBERT FREED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled100

IRVINE

California

ARA DIKRANIAN M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled96

SAN DIEGO

California

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled94

NEW YORK

New York

IRAJ SABAHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled92

TURLOCK

California

SHABANA KARIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled89

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

ROSARIO NADORRA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

EL PASO

Texas

JANE AYALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled83

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ANANDA WALALIYADDA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled70

POCATELLO

Idaho

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

MCALLEN

Texas

BRENT FLICKINGER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled66

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

COVINA

California

YOON MIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

SANTA CLARITA

California

OLGA KROMO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

HARLINGEN

Texas

REUVEN BROMBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

MIAMI

Florida

LOUIS DALESSANDRO D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

GASTONIA

North Carolina

MOHAMMAD ALI M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

RAFAEL ARSUAGA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

CANTON

Ohio