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FIRMAGON

DEGARELIX ACETATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1,476
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2020 of 3395

$851K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1744 of 3395

318
Patients

Rank: 2159 of 3395

187
Prescribers

Rank: 2320 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

758

2011

840

2012

1,049

2013

1,276

2014

1,476

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$460K

2011

$474K

2012

$608K

2013

$771K

2014

$851K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$483

2011

$460

2012

$396

2013

$393

2014

$445

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 46 257 $133K
New York 75 240 $160K
Virginia 30 209 $114K
California 25 129 $73.8K
New Jersey 27 109 $62.2K
Louisiana 18 75 $45.2K
South Carolina 18 68 $40.9K
Maryland 14 63 $36.7K
Wisconsin 47 $28.4K
Pennsylvania 45 $22.7K
Illinois 38 $19.8K
Texas 36 $20.3K
North Carolina 27 $12.8K
Indiana 24 $14K
Michigan 18 $10.3K
Georgia 15 $8,851
Connecticut 13 $7,097
Massachusetts 13 $11.5K
Kansas 11 $5,031
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 FIRMAGON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled173

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

ROBERT VALENZUELA MD

Urology

Claims Filled92

NEW YORK

New York

ALAN NIEDER

Urology

Claims Filled53

MIAMI BEACH

Florida