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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

17.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1105 of 3395

$43.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 473 of 3395

2,925
Patients

Rank: 1307 of 3395

1,671
Prescribers

Rank: 1466 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,611

2011

2,770

2012

4,052

2013

12K

2014

17.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.32M

2011

$4.13M

2012

$6.77M

2013

$24.7M

2014

$43.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,155

2011

$1,192

2012

$649

2013

$686

2014

$797

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 381 2,744 $5.71M
Texas 299 1,917 $4.24M
Florida 258 1,555 $3.45M
New York 247 1,293 $3.27M
Georgia 121 789 $1.86M
Ohio 117 782 $1.88M
Pennsylvania 117 669 $1.72M
North Carolina 99 619 $1.54M
Tennessee 87 480 $1.23M
Michigan 93 429 $1.31M
Oklahoma 75 425 $1.21M
Massachusetts 76 391 $1.04M
Washington 67 384 $953K
New Jersey 77 376 $1.09M
Kentucky 56 356 $911K
Arizona 45 315 $925K
Missouri 48 309 $763K
Oregon 43 304 $775K
Illinois 41 291 $679K
Alabama 60 278 $669K
Indiana 49 255 $599K
Idaho 37 252 $639K
Wisconsin 42 234 $592K
Colorado 47 233 $727K
Louisiana 40 231 $615K
New Mexico 34 209 $464K
South Carolina 37 195 $516K
Virginia 33 169 $466K
Mississippi 27 160 $382K
Connecticut 30 140 $418K
Maryland 28 129 $412K
Minnesota 22 124 $267K
Nevada 15 76 $202K
Kansas 75 $151K
Rhode Island 70 $117K
Arkansas 13 67 $218K
Maine 11 66 $158K
Nebraska 61 $163K
Montana 53 $115K
New Hampshire 11 52 $190K
District of Columbia 45 $144K
Iowa 40 $87.4K
West Virginia 33 $63.8K
Utah 28 $77.7K
Hawaii 26 $44.4K
North Dakota 25 $74.4K
Vermont 23 $33.8K
South Dakota 15 $43.6K
Wyoming 13 $74.8K
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 ACTEMRA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES WEIDMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled361

VAN NUYS

California

ARA DIKRANIAN M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled153

SAN DIEGO

California

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled149

SAN DIEGO

California

JAMES MCKAY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled137

TULSA

Oklahoma

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled128

PLANTATION

Florida

JEFFREY CHAITOFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

EDINBURG

Texas

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

VALDOSTA

Georgia

JANE AYALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled93

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled90

COVINA

California

ROBERT FREED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

IRVINE

California

IRAJ SABAHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

TURLOCK

California

BRUCE STEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

FLORAL PARK

New York

ANANDA WALALIYADDA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled81

POCATELLO

Idaho

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled79

MCALLEN

Texas

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled78

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID SIKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled78

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

BRENT FLICKINGER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled77

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

RALPH ROTHENBERG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled77

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

MOHAMMAD ALI M.D

Rheumatology

Claims Filled74

HENDERSONVILLE

Tennessee

XAVIER CARO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled72

NORTHRIDGE

California

ROBERT HOLMES D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled69

POLLOCKSVILLE

North Carolina

RAZ KHAVARI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled66

VAN NUYS

California

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

HARLINGEN

Texas

SABEEN NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

BAYTOWN

Texas