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MESALAMINE

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*This description is for related drug Mesalamine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

44.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 859 of 3395

$38.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 503 of 3395

18,169
Patients

Rank: 770 of 3395

11,828
Prescribers

Rank: 764 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

38.2K

2011

41.7K

2012

46.8K

2013

50.3K

2014

44.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$18.5M

2011

$25.4M

2012

$32.1M

2013

$38.8M

2014

$38.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$154

2011

$176

2012

$172

2013

$194

2014

$260

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 2,462 7,294 $6.41M
Florida 2,273 4,498 $3.58M
California 1,692 4,275 $4.3M
New Jersey 881 2,176 $2.01M
Pennsylvania 916 2,126 $1.83M
Texas 766 1,740 $1.46M
Ohio 622 1,550 $1.35M
Michigan 639 1,485 $1.38M
Illinois 588 1,468 $1.31M
North Carolina 586 1,269 $1.03M
Massachusetts 408 1,058 $965K
Connecticut 406 1,037 $891K
Georgia 413 1,008 $776K
Virginia 419 887 $702K
Tennessee 293 765 $612K
Missouri 295 709 $601K
South Carolina 319 700 $521K
Wisconsin 249 680 $545K
Indiana 292 641 $562K
Washington 233 595 $525K
Kentucky 238 583 $494K
Minnesota 213 555 $488K
Maryland 252 534 $576K
Oregon 209 532 $456K
Arizona 240 505 $468K
Oklahoma 197 469 $362K
Colorado 182 403 $379K
Louisiana 218 400 $306K
Alabama 201 398 $320K
Iowa 111 325 $241K
Rhode Island 81 269 $208K
Arkansas 86 217 $153K
Nevada 88 209 $216K
Maine 93 207 $175K
Kansas 75 205 $189K
Mississippi 80 192 $144K
New Hampshire 63 190 $182K
West Virginia 83 185 $161K
Nebraska 64 158 $130K
Delaware 52 151 $142K
Utah 52 137 $110K
Vermont 44 124 $105K
New Mexico 50 123 $120K
Idaho 43 85 $65.9K
District of Columbia 32 71 $64.4K
South Dakota 30 67 $46.5K
North Dakota 26 65 $47.7K
Hawaii 26 61 $46.6K
Montana 27 60 $46.1K
Alaska 25 $31.8K
Wyoming 12 $9,824
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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