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PEGVISOMANT

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1,937
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1920 of 3395

$19.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 709 of 3395

235
Patients

Rank: 2271 of 3395

221
Prescribers

Rank: 2244 of 3395

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,380

2011

1,511

2012

1,623

2013

1,771

2014

1,943

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.62M

2011

$9.88M

2012

$12.3M

2013

$15.5M

2014

$19.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$3,589

2011

$3,479

2012

$3,284

2013

$3,275

2014

$3,670

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 21 187 $1.68M
California 19 164 $1.45M
Florida 17 163 $1.69M
Pennsylvania 18 152 $1.63M
Ohio 20 138 $1.4M
Michigan 11 113 $1.05M
Oregon 89 $644K
Missouri 65 $640K
North Carolina 62 $660K
Maryland 59 $404K
Tennessee 58 $780K
Texas 12 55 $861K
Massachusetts 53 $356K
Kansas 49 $421K
Indiana 45 $468K
Colorado 39 $1M
South Carolina 34 $381K
Washington 34 $212K
Connecticut 31 $269K
Arizona 31 $432K
Illinois 30 $402K
Alabama 28 $284K
Georgia 24 $246K
Mississippi 23 $239K
New Mexico 22 $108K
Minnesota 22 $209K
Virginia 16 $202K
Utah 16 $224K
Louisiana 13 $125K
District of Columbia 12 $148K
West Virginia 12 $107K
Maine 11 $51.6K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.