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REMICADE

INFLIXIMAB

Remicade (infliximab) blocks a protein in your immune system called TNF (tumor necrosis factor) that causes inflammation. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

11.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1251 of 3395

$57.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 396 of 3395

2,296
Patients

Rank: 1394 of 3395

1,270
Prescribers

Rank: 1577 of 3395

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76%

of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Cimzia Enbrel Humira Simponi

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6,093

2011

8,240

2012

10.3K

2013

11.3K

2014

11.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$21.4M

2011

$30.8M

2012

$42.9M

2013

$52.6M

2014

$57.8M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$1,392

2011

$1,477

2012

$1,226

2013

$1,305

2014

$1,249

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 461 2,507 $11.9M
Texas 337 1,570 $7.79M
Florida 269 1,239 $6.13M
New York 209 1,028 $5.47M
Pennsylvania 133 667 $3.43M
New Jersey 104 476 $2.45M
Ohio 87 470 $2.39M
Georgia 59 255 $1.44M
North Carolina 57 254 $1.36M
Massachusetts 43 201 $1.25M
Louisiana 40 201 $977K
Nevada 31 177 $853K
Missouri 29 177 $1M
Kentucky 32 166 $983K
Illinois 33 155 $957K
Michigan 24 136 $751K
Oklahoma 30 133 $632K
New Mexico 23 125 $579K
Connecticut 24 107 $641K
Arizona 20 105 $524K
Maryland 19 101 $526K
West Virginia 23 95 $434K
Tennessee 21 88 $520K
Washington 20 85 $492K
Alabama 24 84 $497K
Virginia 15 72 $319K
South Carolina 17 68 $321K
Indiana 13 54 $327K
Colorado 48 $218K
Mississippi 12 47 $287K
Arkansas 11 47 $194K
Maine 11 46 $273K
Minnesota 46 $264K
Oregon 12 40 $281K
Delaware 33 $222K
Rhode Island 28 $122K
New Hampshire 28 $191K
Montana 24 $208K
Wisconsin 23 $151K
Wyoming 16 $89.7K
Utah 13 $64.6K
Nebraska 11 $62K
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 REMICADE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled447

MCALLEN

Texas

CHARLES WEIDMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled255

VAN NUYS

California

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled210

EDINBURG

Texas

RAMACHANDRAN SRINIVASAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled193

MONTEREY PARK

California

MICHAEL NAARENDORP M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled191

NEW YORK

New York

GUILLERMO VALENZUELA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled123

PLANTATION

Florida

STANISLAV MEYLER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled118

BROOKLYN

New York

SABEEN NAJAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

BAYTOWN

Texas

ARASH HORIZON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled115

LOS ANGELES

California

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled112

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

VIJAY SINGH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled98

SEWELL

New Jersey

MARK TAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled95

SMITHTOWN

New York

BABAK ZAMIRI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled93

RIVERSIDE

California

SAMY METYAS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

COVINA

California

SONWOO LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled76

LOS ANGELES

California

HARLEEN BRAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled74

WEST PATERSON

New Jersey

CHARLES FOSTER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled68

WALTHAM

Massachusetts

ROBERT FREED MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

IRVINE

California

LESLIE TAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled59

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled53

SAN DIEGO

California

DAN LA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled52

GLENDALE

California

MOHAMMAD SHBEEB M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

ROBERT PERHALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

AVON

Ohio

ANN ALEMAN WEINMANN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas