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AVONEX PEN

INTERFERON BETA-1A

Avonex (interferon beta-1a) is an interferon, which is a protein made by your body as part of its defense system. Interferons reduce the inflammation that damages nerves in multiple sclerosis. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Avonex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

49.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 848 of 3393

$318M
Retail Cost

Rank: 105 of 3393

5,777
Patients

Rank: 1093 of 3393

3,793
Prescribers

Rank: 1138 of 3393

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36%

of people say

it's worth it

24%

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

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

34.7K

2015

49.5K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$205M

2015

$318M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

N/A

2014

$34.8K

2015

$55K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 511 4,081 $27.5M
Pennsylvania 445 3,819 $24.4M
Florida 335 2,903 $18.5M
California 340 2,832 $17.6M
Ohio 298 2,716 $17M
Michigan 300 2,531 $16M
Texas 310 2,439 $17M
Illinois 236 1,834 $12M
Virginia 162 1,437 $9.08M
North Carolina 170 1,362 $8.71M
Georgia 167 1,358 $8.94M
Tennessee 151 1,294 $8.19M
New Jersey 163 1,216 $8.96M
Missouri 139 1,198 $7.3M
Wisconsin 136 1,175 $7.42M
Washington 137 1,144 $7.02M
Indiana 139 1,138 $7.25M
Oregon 119 1,115 $6.63M
Massachusetts 122 1,066 $6.97M
Arizona 97 847 $5.61M
Alabama 105 778 $5.09M
Maryland 86 713 $4.69M
South Carolina 87 688 $4.48M
Colorado 91 673 $4.54M
Connecticut 83 621 $4.34M
Minnesota 66 599 $3.59M
Louisiana 77 578 $3.63M
Kansas 58 566 $3.42M
Mississippi 61 530 $3.14M
Kentucky 64 522 $3.11M
Arkansas 55 469 $2.9M
Oklahoma 60 432 $2.88M
Nebraska 41 422 $2.45M
South Dakota 40 422 $2.51M
Idaho 47 395 $2.47M
Nevada 42 395 $2.29M
Maine 41 361 $2.16M
Utah 46 349 $2.22M
West Virginia 37 324 $2.04M
Montana 29 304 $1.83M
Iowa 27 225 $1.39M
Delaware 28 223 $1.82M
New Hampshire 27 219 $1.46M
District of Columbia 25 201 $1.39M
New Mexico 18 152 $1.03M
Rhode Island 13 109 $669K
Wyoming 72 $429K
Alaska 61 $371K
North Dakota 52 $313K
Hawaii 32 $176K
Vermont 18 $147K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 AVONEX PEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled293

BUFFALO

New York

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled219

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RAVI PANDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled177

BUFFALO

New York

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled158

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

KATHLEEN SCHWETZ CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled154

CLEVELAND

Ohio

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled145

ATLANTA

Georgia

TIMOTHY CARRABINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

UNIONTOWN

Ohio

JAN SAVIT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled130

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

KAREN BLITZ-SHABBIR DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

ISLIP

New York

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled119

RALEIGH

North Carolina

LAWRENCE GREEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled112

NAMPA

Idaho

LAURA SCHABEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled110

BEND

Oregon

GABRIEL PARDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled109

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled107

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled103

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled102

SEATTLE

Washington

DOUGLAS STUART M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled99

ATLANTA

Georgia

LISA SERSHON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled98

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ALIREZA MINAGAR M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled94

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

SAUD SADIQ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled93

NEW YORK

New York

MARY ANN PICONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

TEANECK

New Jersey

MICHAEL SCHMERLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID WRIGHT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled89

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania