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SULFASALAZINE DR

SULFASALAZINE

Azulfidine (Sulfasalazine) is an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation and pain. It treats inflammatory bowel diseases and rheumatoid arthritis. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Sulfasalazine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

130K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 625 of 3395

$6.43M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1072 of 3395

32,529
Patients

Rank: 635 of 3395

13,148
Prescribers

Rank: 736 of 3395

More info on related drug Sulfasalazine »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

78.9K

2011

87.5K

2012

105K

2013

120K

2014

130K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.94M

2011

$4.32M

2012

$5.21M

2013

$5.32M

2014

$6.43M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$45

2011

$45

2012

$45

2013

$50

2014

$57

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 3,181 11,638 $503K
New York 2,700 11,092 $521K
California 2,266 8,481 $592K
Florida 2,091 7,488 $356K
Pennsylvania 1,439 5,598 $278K
Ohio 1,392 5,513 $282K
Illinois 1,248 4,977 $237K
Michigan 1,298 4,531 $251K
North Carolina 1,021 4,221 $193K
Tennessee 889 3,584 $164K
Oklahoma 888 3,566 $161K
Missouri 786 3,354 $156K
Washington 792 3,252 $168K
Massachusetts 769 3,172 $163K
Georgia 693 2,907 $118K
Indiana 739 2,854 $129K
Colorado 653 2,614 $184K
Wisconsin 571 2,408 $127K
Alabama 605 2,406 $98.7K
Virginia 620 2,374 $114K
Oregon 520 2,146 $136K
Iowa 443 2,096 $104K
New Jersey 574 2,057 $108K
Arizona 526 1,988 $89.4K
South Carolina 477 1,967 $87.2K
Minnesota 513 1,927 $108K
Kansas 396 1,859 $86.9K
Kentucky 432 1,729 $87.2K
Arkansas 253 1,220 $49.2K
Louisiana 314 1,219 $50.8K
Idaho 286 1,172 $53K
Maryland 333 1,090 $70.6K
Nebraska 237 1,073 $42.5K
Mississippi 267 1,068 $35.2K
Connecticut 247 1,024 $54K
Utah 216 953 $48K
Hawaii 222 924 $55.5K
New Mexico 212 788 $40K
South Dakota 184 762 $36.6K
New Hampshire 174 741 $42.9K
Nevada 151 600 $29.2K
Montana 128 575 $23.7K
North Dakota 122 524 $24.4K
Rhode Island 109 513 $16.9K
West Virginia 93 367 $19.9K
Delaware 93 355 $19.9K
Vermont 87 314 $17.4K
Maine 74 239 $13.5K
District of Columbia 37 107 $8,544
Wyoming 20 66 $2,375
Alaska 13 30 $1,643
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 SULFASALAZINE DR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled999

MCALLEN

Texas

NOEMI VARELA-ROSARIO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled601

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled407

NEW YORK

New York

ANAS MOUREIDEN 207RR0500X

Specialist

Claims Filled399

SPRING HILL

Florida

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled391

AMARILLO

Texas

SHAIKH ALI MD PA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled390

TOMBALL

Texas

RADAMES SIERRA-ZORITA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled373

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled368

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MANUEL CALVIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

TULSA

Oklahoma

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled358

LIMA

Ohio

DAVID LURIE M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled338

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

KENT HUSTON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled308

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled308

PUEBLO

Colorado

JAMES JAKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled305

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

GRACE MAKHLOUF M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled296

SUGAR LAND

Texas

RITA EGAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled285

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROVINDER SAINI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled283

FREEPORT

Illinois

SOPHIA CHANG M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled279

PASCO

Washington

ROBERT ARTHUR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled274

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

STEVEN WEINER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled268

WOODLAND HILLS

California

JAMES WILSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled264

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

BOB WODECKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

STATESVILLE

North Carolina

DON CHEATUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled255

DALLAS

Texas

ROY KAPLAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled250

ENCINITAS

California

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled245

DOTHAN

Alabama