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AVONEX PEN

INTERFERON BETA-1A

Avonex (Interferon Beta-1A) is an interferon that acts like the ones your body naturally makes. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but interferons activate your immune system to control immune responses that have gotten out of control. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Avonex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

55.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 797 of 3395

$321M
Retail Cost

Rank: 92 of 3395

6,669
Patients

Rank: 1044 of 3395

4,085
Prescribers

Rank: 1107 of 3395

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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

2011

11.4K

2012

42K

2013

57.7K

2014

55.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$48.5M

2012

$197M

2013

$301M

2014

$321M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

$822

2012

$2,270

2013

$3,125

2014

$3,466

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 584 4,686 $28.3M
Pennsylvania 482 3,993 $23.6M
California 420 3,356 $18.6M
Ohio 401 3,260 $18.4M
Florida 385 3,238 $18.3M
Michigan 336 2,804 $16M
Texas 358 2,744 $16.7M
Illinois 258 2,011 $11.7M
Georgia 214 1,639 $9.43M
North Carolina 201 1,555 $9.06M
Virginia 178 1,528 $8.66M
Missouri 165 1,361 $7.64M
New Jersey 182 1,358 $8.75M
Tennessee 171 1,321 $7.9M
Indiana 157 1,295 $7.48M
Washington 158 1,279 $7.21M
Oregon 149 1,278 $6.98M
Wisconsin 157 1,261 $7.38M
Massachusetts 122 1,079 $6.37M
Alabama 126 1,001 $5.79M
Colorado 131 912 $5.73M
Arizona 115 910 $5.25M
South Carolina 92 805 $4.54M
Connecticut 87 727 $4.39M
Maryland 97 719 $4.61M
Minnesota 75 696 $3.71M
Louisiana 74 666 $3.75M
Kansas 67 623 $3.41M
Mississippi 74 549 $2.91M
Kentucky 67 538 $3.05M
Arkansas 62 538 $2.87M
Nevada 58 515 $2.8M
West Virginia 56 478 $2.6M
Idaho 51 466 $2.58M
Utah 58 458 $2.52M
South Dakota 42 414 $2.27M
Oklahoma 58 413 $2.71M
Nebraska 44 392 $2.02M
Maine 44 380 $2.11M
Montana 30 272 $1.58M
New Hampshire 31 263 $1.48M
Iowa 34 257 $1.4M
District of Columbia 27 216 $1.21M
Delaware 31 213 $1.52M
New Mexico 21 172 $977K
Rhode Island 16 137 $725K
Wyoming 13 108 $639K
Alaska 83 $435K
North Dakota 11 76 $428K
Hawaii 34 $164K
Vermont 15 $121K
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 AVONEX PEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID HOJNACKI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled313

BUFFALO

New York

BIANCA WEINSTOCK GUTTMAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled226

BUFFALO

New York

WILLIAM STUART MD

Neurology

Claims Filled178

ATLANTA

Georgia

KAREN BLITZ-SHABBIR DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled168

ISLIP

New York

RAVI PANDE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

EMILY RISER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled155

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

THOMAS SCOTT MD

Neurology

Claims Filled154

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

MARIE NAMEY CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled153

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BRIAN STEINGO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled141

POMPANO BEACH

Florida

MARTHA SMITH LIGHTFOOT N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled135

ROCHESTER

New York

STEVEN FREEDMAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled134

RALEIGH

North Carolina

LAEL STONE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled133

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MARGARET BUCELLO NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled129

BUFFALO

New York

LAWRENCE GREEN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled126

NAMPA

Idaho

GABRIEL PARDO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled124

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

LISA SERSHON PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled119

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DAVID WRIGHT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled115

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KATHLEEN SCHWETZ CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Claims Filled115

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MARIKO KITA MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled112

SEATTLE

Washington

ALFREDO PEREZ CANABAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled112

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ELLIOT FROHMAN MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled107

DALLAS

Texas

MOHAMMAD SABBAGH M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled106

FLINT

Michigan

YONGZHONG WEI

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled106

CLAYTON

Missouri

JEFFREY GREENSTEIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled106

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM LEUCHTER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled104

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan