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EPIPEN 2-PAK

EPINEPHRINE

Used for emergency treatment of severe allergic reactions (including anaphylaxis) to insect bites or stings, medicines, foods, or other substances. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

259K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 486 of 3395

$121M
Retail Cost

Rank: 225 of 3395

224,742
Patients

Rank: 276 of 3395

118,448
Prescribers

Rank: 217 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

77K

2011

187K

2012

233K

2013

245K

2014

259K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13.1M

2011

$40.4M

2012

$62.2M

2013

$87.5M

2014

$121M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$51

2011

$58

2012

$57

2013

$63

2014

$74

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 15,611 19,058 $9.04M
California 16,397 18,894 $8.07M
Florida 14,490 16,461 $7.7M
Texas 13,143 14,474 $6.77M
Pennsylvania 12,037 13,751 $6.5M
North Carolina 10,205 11,904 $5.57M
Michigan 9,831 11,423 $5.4M
Ohio 8,770 10,163 $4.77M
Massachusetts 7,451 8,732 $4.27M
Georgia 6,628 7,592 $3.56M
Tennessee 6,648 7,577 $3.51M
Wisconsin 6,661 7,391 $3.39M
Illinois 6,423 7,247 $3.42M
New Jersey 5,864 6,947 $3.32M
Virginia 5,958 6,900 $3.23M
Minnesota 5,888 6,680 $3.18M
Missouri 4,837 5,609 $2.58M
Washington 4,961 5,522 $2.54M
Kentucky 4,638 5,404 $2.44M
Indiana 4,471 5,097 $2.36M
Arizona 4,498 5,033 $2.34M
South Carolina 4,314 5,025 $2.41M
Connecticut 3,647 4,083 $1.98M
Oregon 3,181 3,477 $1.61M
Alabama 3,009 3,438 $1.58M
Maryland 2,892 3,352 $1.59M
Colorado 2,953 3,260 $1.51M
Oklahoma 2,693 3,054 $1.39M
Arkansas 2,606 2,939 $1.35M
West Virginia 2,154 2,543 $1.17M
Louisiana 2,070 2,351 $1.09M
Maine 2,068 2,318 $1.1M
Iowa 2,013 2,271 $1.04M
Mississippi 1,740 1,971 $899K
Kansas 1,592 1,755 $794K
New Hampshire 1,581 1,715 $804K
New Mexico 1,383 1,548 $721K
Nevada 1,157 1,352 $646K
Idaho 1,172 1,301 $603K
Utah 1,043 1,202 $576K
Rhode Island 1,047 1,179 $556K
Nebraska 882 985 $454K
Montana 873 956 $435K
Vermont 864 933 $432K
Delaware 754 819 $392K
Hawaii 486 552 $279K
North Dakota 487 532 $247K
South Dakota 429 484 $224K
District of Columbia 369 427 $205K
Alaska 305 362 $164K
Wyoming 284 319 $146K
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 EPIPEN 2-PAK

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled163

AMARILLO

Texas

TODD KUPFERMAN MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled132

LIGHTHOUSE POINT

Florida

THOMAS BELLER MD

Clinical Laboratory Immunology

Claims Filled125

HARDEEVILLE

South Carolina

RONALD PARKER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled113

HOUSTON

Texas

KESHENG WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

WHITTIER

California

WARREN FILLEY M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled110

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JOHN WADE MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled110

POINT PLEASANT

West Virginia

WU LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

EL MONTE

California

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

SAN GABRIEL

California

JAMES HADEN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled101

FORT WORTH

Texas

BELA FALTAY MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled95

AKRON

Ohio

DALE WOOD M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled94

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

TODD LEVIN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled88

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

MERRITT SESHUL M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled88

HICKORY

North Carolina

CHIRAAG PATEL M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled83

SACRAMENTO

California

ANDREW ENGLER MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled82

SAN MATEO

California

ZAHER SROUR M.D.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled80

HANOVER

Pennsylvania

ROBERT MCGOVERN

Specialist

Claims Filled79

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

RANJAN SHARMA M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled78

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MORRIS NEJAT M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled78

NEW YORK

New York

DAMON COYLE M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled77

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DEAN ATKINSON MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled77

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

AMBER DOTY PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled76

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

PHILIP LEE D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled73

BURBANK

California