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Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

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PREDNISONE

Deltasone (prednisone) is a corticosteroid similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug prednisone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

4,182
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1618 of 3393

$13.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 866 of 3393

1,175
Patients

Rank: 1645 of 3393

705
Prescribers

Rank: 1787 of 3393

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Medrol Decadron Omnipred Cortef

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12

2012

1,060

2013

2,171

2014

3,127

2015

4,182

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2,658

2012

$996K

2013

$3.89M

2014

$8.07M

2015

$13.6M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$242

2012

$2,360

2013

$5,562

2014

$8,350

2015

$11.5K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 354 1,143 $3.59M
California 164 667 $1.93M
New Jersey 64 288 $941K
Texas 77 252 $868K
Florida 72 232 $742K
Arizona 52 191 $634K
Connecticut 43 171 $608K
Pennsylvania 45 162 $615K
Indiana 25 130 $471K
North Carolina 41 117 $430K
Illinois 22 76 $219K
Missouri 19 72 $226K
Alabama 18 72 $184K
South Carolina 12 55 $196K
Georgia 22 50 $132K
Michigan 19 49 $185K
Ohio 18 45 $126K
Louisiana 16 45 $166K
Oregon 11 40 $84.6K
Maryland 34 $152K
Nevada 31 $97.5K
Virginia 13 30 $161K
Massachusetts 26 $105K
Kentucky 23 $91.1K
Hawaii 22 $61.7K
West Virginia 18 $33.4K
Colorado 17 $61.8K
Mississippi 15 $18.5K
Wisconsin 15 $84.9K
Oklahoma 14 $41.4K
District of Columbia 13 $70.3K
Montana 12 $47.3K
Iowa 11 $41.9K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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