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ZYTIGA

ABIRATERONE ACETATE

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*This description is for related drug Abiraterone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

100K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 676 of 3395

$790M
Retail Cost

Rank: 30 of 3395

16,963
Patients

Rank: 783 of 3395

7,512
Prescribers

Rank: 907 of 3395

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it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

bicalutamide flutamide

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

13.5K

2011

37.9K

2012

71.4K

2013

98.5K

2014

100K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$71M

2011

$224M

2012

$470M

2013

$707M

2014

$790M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$2,135

2011

$2,629

2012

$2,536

2013

$3,012

2014

$3,300

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,001 11,436 $89.6M
Florida 1,414 7,981 $63.2M
New York 1,120 6,594 $52.6M
Texas 1,120 6,535 $52.1M
Pennsylvania 730 4,306 $33.5M
Ohio 636 3,806 $29.7M
Illinois 654 3,732 $29.2M
Michigan 578 3,375 $26.1M
Georgia 519 3,040 $23.4M
North Carolina 500 2,897 $22.6M
Massachusetts 440 2,628 $21.2M
Minnesota 429 2,486 $19.3M
Virginia 399 2,208 $17.5M
New Jersey 377 2,155 $17.6M
Wisconsin 363 2,144 $16.7M
Indiana 375 2,097 $16.2M
Arizona 356 2,057 $16.2M
Tennessee 356 2,051 $15.9M
Washington 328 1,898 $15.2M
Missouri 312 1,730 $13.8M
Maryland 308 1,717 $13.9M
South Carolina 276 1,589 $12.4M
Louisiana 265 1,541 $11.8M
Connecticut 245 1,480 $11.5M
Oregon 249 1,449 $11.3M
Colorado 267 1,387 $10.8M
Alabama 249 1,342 $10.6M
Kentucky 204 1,115 $8.86M
Kansas 152 985 $7.56M
Iowa 161 976 $7.58M
Oklahoma 152 902 $7.07M
Arkansas 141 802 $6.27M
Mississippi 130 785 $6.19M
Nevada 125 743 $5.79M
Utah 127 731 $5.83M
Nebraska 114 646 $5.04M
New Mexico 102 598 $4.63M
Maine 102 568 $4.6M
West Virginia 97 564 $4.54M
New Hampshire 81 503 $4.03M
Idaho 83 502 $3.77M
Hawaii 79 459 $3.65M
North Dakota 68 371 $2.75M
Montana 61 358 $2.89M
South Dakota 56 325 $2.49M
Delaware 63 324 $2.74M
Rhode Island 50 284 $2.22M
Vermont 38 231 $1.86M
District of Columbia 34 180 $1.45M
Alaska 53 $426K
Wyoming 16 52 $428K
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 ZYTIGA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHI-MING TU M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled264

HOUSTON

Texas

STEPHANIE JOHNSON PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled250

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

SUSAN MACDOWELL PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled239

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

MARK SCHOLZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled232

MARINA DEL REY

California

PAMELA TRYON N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled201

DUARTE

California

DANIEL SHEVRIN MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled196

EVANSTON

Illinois

MONIQUE WILLIAMS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled196

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

LUKE NORDQUIST M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled194

OMAHA

Nebraska

NICHOLAS VOGELZANG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled187

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled183

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

JEFFREY TURNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled175

MARINA DEL REY

California

THOMAS HUTSON DO,PHARMD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled175

DALLAS

Texas

PAUL CORN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

HOUSTON

Texas

CHRISTIE KLISZ ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled174

NORTH ANDOVER

Massachusetts

LAURIE APPLEBY N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled171

BOSTON

Massachusetts

CHING-KUN WANG M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled168

ARLINGTON

Texas

ROBERT AMATO D.O.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled168

HOUSTON

Texas

VASILEIOS ASSIKIS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled162

NEWNAN

Georgia

DANIEL SALTZSTEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled161

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JORGE GARCIA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled156

CLEVELAND

Ohio

RICHARD LAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled156

MARINA DEL REY

California

COLIN CURRAN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled152

ANDERSON

South Carolina

MATTHEW COONEY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled151

CLEVELAND

Ohio

KARA OLIVIER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled151

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ALTON SARTOR M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled150

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana