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SIMPONI

GOLIMUMAB

Simponi (golimumab) blocks a protein called TNF (tumor necrosis factor) that revs up the immune system. Blocking TNF lowers inflammation, relieves symptoms and prevents disease progression. Simponi (golimumab) is also known as a biologic DMARD (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug) - or just a "biologic" - when used to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

25.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1017 of 3395

$102M
Retail Cost

Rank: 262 of 3395

3,730
Patients

Rank: 1228 of 3395

2,479
Prescribers

Rank: 1289 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Cimzia Humira Remicade Enbrel

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

16.6K

2011

19.2K

2012

23.9K

2013

25.6K

2014

25.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$35.8M

2011

$47.6M

2012

$69.4M

2013

$88.3M

2014

$102M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,240

2011

$1,233

2012

$1,100

2013

$1,156

2014

$1,303

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 503 3,508 $13.6M
New York 323 1,966 $8.61M
Texas 301 1,861 $7.56M
Florida 271 1,809 $7.26M
Ohio 154 1,054 $3.93M
North Carolina 144 953 $3.83M
New Jersey 151 880 $4.28M
Massachusetts 122 808 $3.44M
Pennsylvania 135 798 $3.59M
Michigan 109 762 $2.95M
Tennessee 91 621 $2.4M
Georgia 84 560 $2.31M
Illinois 90 534 $2.3M
Indiana 75 529 $2.27M
Alabama 61 470 $1.92M
Washington 71 427 $1.77M
Maryland 66 410 $1.73M
Kentucky 56 396 $1.45M
South Carolina 65 396 $1.55M
Arizona 65 391 $1.57M
Wisconsin 61 389 $1.47M
Missouri 53 370 $1.32M
Louisiana 53 366 $1.33M
Oregon 58 343 $1.35M
Colorado 45 308 $1.39M
Arkansas 38 299 $1.08M
Virginia 44 277 $1.28M
Montana 31 240 $920K
Idaho 35 237 $884K
Connecticut 39 229 $1.1M
New Hampshire 28 191 $808K
Nevada 23 186 $697K
Oklahoma 32 180 $737K
West Virginia 22 174 $689K
Minnesota 25 164 $611K
Mississippi 21 136 $533K
Vermont 14 123 $469K
Maine 15 114 $507K
Iowa 14 104 $370K
Delaware 18 101 $508K
Kansas 17 95 $394K
Rhode Island 15 90 $335K
Utah 11 80 $338K
Nebraska 11 73 $309K
New Mexico 11 68 $263K
South Dakota 56 $186K
Hawaii 40 $139K
North Dakota 37 $126K
Alaska 25 $83.5K
District of Columbia 20 $106K
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 SIMPONI

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LIVIA BERMUDEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled147

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

HARRIS WEAVER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled139

MIDLAND

Michigan

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled132

HARLINGEN

Texas

NOUNE PASHINIAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

GLENDALE

California

KEYVAN YOUSEFI M..D.

Claims Filled90

BEVERLY HILLS

California

ROBERT FOGARI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

ELAYNE GARBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled75

LOS ANGELES

California

ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

TUCSON

Arizona

IQBAL AKHTER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

MOUNT VERNON

Illinois

SUZANNE ENLOE-WHITAKER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled72

SAN BERNARDINO

California

BARRY EIBSCHUTZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled72

SAN LUIS OBISPO

California

VANDANA KHURMA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled72

CINCINNATI

Ohio

SHUNTARO SHINADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK GOLDSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled67

STATEN ISLAND

New York

TAMMI SHLOTZHAUER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled66

ROCHESTER

New York

GHAROON PANAHI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

ALICE CHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled64

CLIFTON

New Jersey

AMARILIS TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled63

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ANAIDA NADAL TORRES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled63

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

DIANNE COOPER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

WILLIAM RUSCHE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

ROBERT SANDS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled60

BRAINTREE

Massachusetts

FARRUKH ZAIDI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

ELTON ADAMS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

GREAT FALLS

Montana

JEFFRY BIEBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee