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LEFLUNOMIDE

Treats rheumatoid arthritis in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

413K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 382 of 3395

$45.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 461 of 3395

83,928
Patients

Rank: 449 of 3395

20,643
Prescribers

Rank: 613 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

252K

2011

297K

2012

352K

2013

391K

2014

413K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$17.4M

2011

$21.1M

2012

$20.1M

2013

$20.9M

2014

$45.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$67

2011

$65

2012

$78

2013

$83

2014

$109

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,652 39,905 $4.16M
Texas 8,224 38,167 $3.99M
Florida 6,031 26,405 $3.15M
New York 4,388 21,536 $2.63M
Ohio 3,675 17,403 $2.24M
Pennsylvania 3,307 16,386 $1.87M
Illinois 3,310 16,228 $1.72M
North Carolina 3,064 15,824 $1.57M
Missouri 2,846 15,124 $1.45M
Georgia 2,460 12,536 $1.17M
Tennessee 2,347 11,029 $1.1M
Indiana 2,190 10,384 $1.15M
Michigan 2,386 10,160 $1.34M
Kentucky 1,681 8,366 $942K
Washington 1,740 8,343 $843K
Louisiana 1,612 8,104 $894K
Wisconsin 1,619 8,047 $974K
Arizona 1,612 7,437 $848K
Colorado 1,529 7,298 $773K
Massachusetts 1,432 7,184 $871K
Minnesota 1,624 7,120 $1.1M
New Jersey 1,598 6,996 $846K
Virginia 1,494 6,793 $810K
Alabama 1,334 6,666 $699K
South Carolina 1,356 6,644 $628K
Arkansas 1,043 6,000 $564K
Oklahoma 1,299 5,974 $635K
Oregon 1,110 5,404 $565K
Iowa 920 5,336 $543K
Mississippi 875 4,425 $356K
Kansas 836 4,389 $424K
Nevada 766 3,649 $335K
Connecticut 737 3,427 $372K
New Mexico 743 3,240 $374K
Maryland 811 3,103 $421K
West Virginia 494 2,576 $292K
Idaho 533 2,427 $287K
Utah 557 2,392 $296K
Nebraska 386 2,225 $199K
Montana 400 2,002 $215K
South Dakota 334 1,861 $204K
New Hampshire 407 1,831 $195K
Maine 409 1,641 $212K
North Dakota 299 1,355 $172K
Delaware 277 1,148 $169K
Rhode Island 184 936 $71.1K
Wyoming 136 764 $72.1K
Hawaii 161 745 $89.1K
Vermont 98 380 $54.9K
District of Columbia 87 362 $33K
Alaska 60 311 $32.9K
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 LEFLUNOMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NOEMI VARELA-ROSARIO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,155

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

SALMAN AHMAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

LUBBOCK

Texas

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,077

EDINBURG

Texas

NEIL BRAUNSTEIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled746

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

STEVEN COHEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled731

TYLER

Texas

SANDRA HOFFMANN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled717

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled713

MCALLEN

Texas

ABDELNASER ELKHALILI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled710

WEBSTER

Texas

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled685

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled680

PUEBLO

Colorado

JAMES DENEKE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled631

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

DAVID SIKES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled630

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

ROBERT ARTHUR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled626

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled622

TUPELO

Mississippi

TIMOTHY LENARDO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled614

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

MARIA VINTIMILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled608

NEW SMYRNA BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled606

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled602

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled570

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled569

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RITA EGAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled549

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

STEVEN STERN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled545

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

PRATAP TUMMALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled539

SHERMAN

Texas

PADMA VELLANKI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled507

WOOSTER

Ohio

WENDY LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled506

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina