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PREDNISOLONE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

35.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 918 of 3395

$346K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2057 of 3395

26,439
Patients

Rank: 679 of 3395

8,072
Prescribers

Rank: 877 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

37.2K

2011

37.7K

2012

45.8K

2013

36K

2014

35.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.03M

2011

$743K

2012

$787K

2013

$380K

2014

$346K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$5

2011

$4

2012

$4

2013

$5

2014

$5

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,740 2,379 $26.2K
California 1,173 1,633 $20.3K
Texas 1,103 1,530 $17.4K
New York 633 874 $12.6K
North Carolina 274 408 $5,213
Illinois 282 404 $5,406
Tennessee 265 401 $7,367
Georgia 299 391 $5,532
Michigan 238 368 $5,074
Ohio 237 362 $5,561
Pennsylvania 235 348 $4,840
New Jersey 218 312 $3,549
Missouri 167 285 $5,199
Kentucky 173 259 $4,054
Arizona 205 250 $3,078
Virginia 182 232 $2,917
Indiana 163 226 $3,423
Washington 129 223 $3,095
Louisiana 160 213 $2,172
Minnesota 150 202 $2,668
Alabama 146 199 $2,105
Nevada 152 180 $1,944
Nebraska 71 167 $2,038
South Carolina 124 161 $1,930
Wisconsin 88 134 $2,318
Massachusetts 78 133 $1,889
Mississippi 94 124 $1,122
Oklahoma 97 123 $1,474
Kansas 77 120 $1,774
New Mexico 89 119 $1,208
Maryland 66 116 $2,402
Oregon 50 107 $1,396
Iowa 66 105 $952
Connecticut 57 100 $1,275
Arkansas 68 90 $804
Colorado 64 86 $1,473
West Virginia 51 77 $1,130
Utah 46 60 $854
Maine 40 60 $829
New Hampshire 41 56 $679
Hawaii 25 56 $1,029
Vermont 16 41 $1,101
Idaho 32 36 $791
Montana 18 30 $421
Delaware 18 24 $256
North Dakota 19 $144
District of Columbia 11 16 $283
South Dakota 16 16 $153
Rhode Island 15 16 $160
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 PREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUIS VELEZ-QUINONES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled434

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS ALCALA MUNOZ M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled292

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

MANUEL PALAFOX DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

EL PASO

Texas

MARIA SALADO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled249

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RAUL RIOS MOLLINEDA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled238

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

MAXIMO BLONDET MD,FCCP

Specialist

Claims Filled230

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ANTONIO PADUA-RAMOS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled178

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ANDRES DELANOY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled173

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MARLENE MACHADO PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled155

MIRAMAR

Florida

RAFAEL QUIROZ PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled149

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ABNER MERCADO

General Practice

Claims Filled145

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled141

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

JOHN BULRICE PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled138

BIG BEAR LAKE

California

HECTOR ARMAIZ PEREZ M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled132

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL FELIZ LEBREAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MARIA ORTIZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled127

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

SAN GABRIEL

California

SAMUEL SUAREZ BAEZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled123

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

OMAYRA SANTORY ORTIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled118

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CORREA COLON MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled117

GURABO

Puerto Rico

ERICK NIEVES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled115

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

GURABO

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

VICTOR GORDO GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico