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COPAXONE

GLATIRAMER ACETATE

Copaxone (glatiramer) is a protein that is structurally similar to myelin, an important component of nerve fibers. Multiple sclerosis is caused by a body's abnormal immune response to its own nerve fibers. Instead of attacking myelin, the body is tricked into destroying Copaxone (glatiramer) and reducing symptoms of multiple sclerosis. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

239K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 503 of 3393

$1.43B
Retail Cost

Rank: 16 of 3393

26,985
Patients

Rank: 684 of 3393

9,846
Prescribers

Rank: 821 of 3393

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

37%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

208K

2012

224K

2013

226K

2014

238K

2015

239K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$911M

2012

$1.12B

2013

$1.22B

2014

$1.38B

2015

$1.43B

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$36.3K

2012

$40.9K

2013

$45.5K

2014

$50K

2015

$53.1K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 2,039 17,826 $107M
New York 2,027 17,304 $106M
California 1,939 16,686 $100M
Florida 1,807 15,792 $92.6M
Michigan 1,598 13,916 $82.9M
Texas 1,558 12,549 $77.8M
Ohio 1,166 10,632 $61.5M
New Jersey 963 7,920 $51.8M
Illinois 853 6,826 $42.4M
Massachusetts 762 6,781 $39.6M
Wisconsin 745 6,737 $39.8M
North Carolina 790 6,628 $39.2M
Georgia 717 5,818 $34.9M
Washington 674 5,623 $35M
Missouri 588 5,216 $30.6M
Indiana 575 4,993 $29.7M
Tennessee 531 4,530 $26.5M
Minnesota 472 4,264 $25.4M
Kentucky 493 4,199 $23.7M
Virginia 476 4,198 $24.6M
Arizona 469 3,859 $23.7M
Oregon 419 3,794 $22.3M
Colorado 457 3,727 $22.7M
Maryland 450 3,679 $22.5M
Connecticut 435 3,673 $22.3M
South Carolina 385 3,195 $18.8M
Louisiana 336 2,815 $16.4M
Oklahoma 317 2,745 $16.4M
Utah 292 2,529 $15.4M
Alabama 293 2,464 $14.6M
Kansas 265 2,411 $13.9M
Arkansas 267 2,373 $13.9M
Nebraska 215 2,106 $11.7M
Nevada 236 2,029 $12.3M
Montana 223 2,009 $11.8M
Idaho 186 1,629 $9.38M
New Hampshire 192 1,613 $9.77M
Mississippi 192 1,611 $9.25M
West Virginia 182 1,595 $8.96M
Maine 163 1,504 $8.76M
South Dakota 146 1,399 $8.16M
Iowa 149 1,223 $7.28M
New Mexico 157 1,215 $7.24M
Rhode Island 86 746 $4.46M
Delaware 76 634 $4.31M
North Dakota 68 634 $4.04M
District of Columbia 78 575 $3.51M
Vermont 72 565 $3.79M
Wyoming 37 357 $2.18M
Hawaii 27 241 $1.4M
Alaska 26 194 $1.21M
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for COPAXONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled882

TEANECK

New Jersey

BEN THROWER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled801

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled594

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

PAMELA CLARK A.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled541

ROCHESTER

New York

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled538

JACKSON

Mississippi

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled529

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

JOCELYN DOEHLER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled516

ROCHESTER

New York

GEORGE HUTTON MD

Neurology

Claims Filled495

HOUSTON

Texas

AMOS KATZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled489

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled474

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LAURA SCHABEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled461

BEND

Oregon

ROY MECKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled460

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL WYNN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled444

NORTHBROOK

Illinois

EDWARD FOX M.D. PH.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled440

ROUND ROCK

Texas

ANGEL CHINEA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled436

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

DONALD BARONE DO

Neurology

Claims Filled434

STRATFORD

New Jersey

SHERRILL LORING MD

Neurology

Claims Filled432

GAINESVILLE

Florida

JOHN SCHAFER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled416

CARMICHAEL

California

JOHN HUDDLESTONE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled416

TACOMA

Washington

ERICA GRAZIOLI DO

Neurology

Claims Filled414

ERIE

Pennsylvania

BHUPENDRA KHATRI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled402

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DANIEL BANDARI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled401

NEWPORT BEACH

California

MIRELA CERGHET M.D., PH.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled400

DETROIT

Michigan

JOSEPH GUARNACCIA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled396

DERBY

Connecticut

THEODORE BROWN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled389

KIRKLAND

Washington