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VAGIFEM

ESTRADIOL

Vagifem (Estradiol Vaginal Tablet) is a vaginal tablet that replaces estrogen hormones in your vagina that your body loses during menopause. Estrogen helps rebuild and maintain vaginal tissue, relieving symptoms of vaginal dryness, soreness, irritation, and painful sex. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

341K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 420 of 3395

$87.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 296 of 3395

102,488
Patients

Rank: 415 of 3395

47,785
Prescribers

Rank: 417 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

277K

2011

301K

2012

355K

2013

376K

2014

341K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.1M

2011

$36.1M

2012

$51.9M

2013

$70.5M

2014

$87.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$199

2011

$226

2012

$240

2013

$262

2014

$273

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 12,276 41,520 $11M
New York 8,911 28,386 $7.73M
Florida 7,430 23,984 $5.69M
Texas 5,593 18,634 $4.68M
Pennsylvania 4,330 14,085 $3.8M
Massachusetts 4,161 13,420 $3.58M
North Carolina 3,505 12,174 $2.88M
Michigan 3,573 10,750 $3.07M
Washington 3,173 10,512 $2.72M
Illinois 3,128 10,313 $2.77M
New Jersey 3,447 10,248 $3.2M
Ohio 3,040 9,187 $2.39M
Georgia 2,575 8,906 $2.02M
Oregon 2,575 8,804 $2.24M
South Carolina 2,090 7,500 $1.75M
Virginia 2,216 7,344 $1.94M
Wisconsin 1,907 6,670 $1.69M
Arizona 2,019 6,454 $1.63M
Connecticut 1,977 6,409 $1.76M
Colorado 1,880 6,103 $1.65M
Tennessee 1,605 5,398 $1.35M
Minnesota 1,808 5,279 $1.54M
Missouri 1,495 5,218 $1.18M
Indiana 1,542 5,044 $1.25M
Kentucky 1,307 4,497 $1.05M
Maryland 1,526 4,291 $1.37M
Louisiana 1,142 4,185 $837K
Alabama 1,187 4,153 $958K
Iowa 984 3,504 $824K
New Mexico 902 3,216 $768K
Oklahoma 878 2,768 $768K
Arkansas 639 2,441 $478K
Idaho 644 2,197 $533K
Kansas 580 2,187 $517K
New Hampshire 614 2,057 $547K
Nevada 563 1,975 $477K
Utah 631 1,957 $483K
Rhode Island 493 1,871 $385K
Montana 537 1,854 $422K
Nebraska 399 1,457 $322K
Vermont 421 1,395 $380K
West Virginia 449 1,296 $328K
Mississippi 375 1,294 $252K
Maine 428 1,279 $396K
Hawaii 371 1,090 $336K
Delaware 394 1,076 $355K
South Dakota 291 1,029 $234K
North Dakota 287 952 $221K
District of Columbia 257 760 $219K
Wyoming 147 454 $106K
Alaska 105 349 $94.7K
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 VAGIFEM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FERNANDO ALVAREZ PEREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled908

MIAMI

Florida

MICHAEL OWEN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled460

LUBBOCK

Texas

KAREN WILLIAMS MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled364

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

RISA KAGAN M.D,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled323

BERKELEY

California

RICARDO SAADE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled286

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JEFFREY UPTON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled265

CARSON CITY

Nevada

AMY ROSENMAN M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled257

SANTA MONICA

California

SHARON DIAMOND MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled257

NEW YORK

New York

DIANE ELAS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled241

IOWA CITY

Iowa

KEITH MCATEER M.D.

Gynecology

Claims Filled235

BREWSTER

Massachusetts

JOANN PINKERTON M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled225

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Virginia

ROBERTO VAZQUEZ RAMOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled225

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

EILEEN KRIM M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled216

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

WENDY FRIED-OGINSKI M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled215

NEW HYDE PARK

New York

BARBARA HAYS M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled208

SACRAMENTO

California

LILA NACHTIGALL M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled206

NEW YORK

New York

JUDITH SCHWARTZ MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled202

NEW YORK

New York

BEATRICE HECKER MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled200

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM JAMES MD

Obstetrics

Claims Filled199

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ALVIN BERMAN MD

Gynecology

Claims Filled198

NEW YORK

New York

TAMERA HOWELL MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled193

BLACKSBURG

Virginia

CECILIA SCHMIDT-SAROSI M.D.

Reproductive Endocrinology

Claims Filled191

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT MALY MD,

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled186

FRESNO

California

PAUL LITTMAN D.O.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled181

SPARTA

New Jersey

REBECCA SHODEN MD PA

Gynecology

Claims Filled178

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico