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DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

DEXAMETHASONE SOD PHOSPHATE

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

74.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 737 of 3395

$1.37M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1611 of 3395

44,979
Patients

Rank: 559 of 3395

15,256
Prescribers

Rank: 693 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

41.8K

2011

50.4K

2012

56.1K

2013

71K

2014

74.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$540K

2011

$646K

2012

$759K

2013

$983K

2014

$1.37M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$10

2011

$10

2012

$9

2013

$11

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 4,083 8,932 $121K
New York 2,014 4,939 $70.2K
California 2,306 4,351 $82.8K
Pennsylvania 2,541 3,513 $78K
Ohio 2,533 3,442 $85.3K
Alabama 1,667 2,909 $44.9K
Texas 1,737 2,741 $54.2K
Georgia 1,768 2,601 $44.2K
Tennessee 1,439 2,312 $36.9K
Mississippi 1,329 2,111 $35.7K
Louisiana 989 1,547 $23.2K
Minnesota 986 1,507 $46.4K
Kentucky 845 1,372 $19.7K
North Carolina 719 1,301 $25K
Kansas 771 1,249 $38.5K
Illinois 714 1,216 $23.3K
Indiana 816 1,158 $30.1K
New Jersey 656 1,137 $20.5K
Missouri 718 1,095 $20.8K
Maryland 703 1,017 $32.9K
Arizona 577 950 $22.1K
Massachusetts 581 912 $20.6K
Virginia 584 871 $25.2K
Oregon 544 838 $24.5K
Oklahoma 636 838 $16.2K
Wisconsin 485 815 $22.6K
Michigan 492 802 $18.8K
Arkansas 527 757 $13.4K
West Virginia 299 682 $16.9K
Nebraska 373 669 $11.3K
Washington 448 659 $16.1K
Colorado 292 548 $12.7K
South Carolina 268 430 $8,223
Iowa 229 366 $9,289
Connecticut 189 325 $8,088
Nevada 119 316 $8,030
Delaware 173 235 $7,454
Utah 113 229 $4,516
Rhode Island 176 228 $4,804
New Mexico 155 216 $5,547
Idaho 150 214 $4,866
North Dakota 67 131 $3,061
Maine 83 125 $3,715
South Dakota 64 106 $1,816
Montana 71 96 $2,120
New Hampshire 53 71 $1,796
Vermont 36 42 $964
Hawaii 27 41 $1,489
District of Columbia 23 32 $889
Alaska 18 22 $401
Wyoming 13 19 $373
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 DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LUIS SANTIAGO-PAGAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled929

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

AUREA NEGRON VALCARCEL M.D., FIPP

Medical Genetics, PhD Medical Genetics

Claims Filled684

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

LEROY MAXWELL OD MPH

Optometrist

Claims Filled620

SELMA

Alabama

MARY JO VILLAR D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled601

HIALEAH

Florida

MIGUEL GARCIA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled576

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

RICHARD SELSER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled570

MANSFIELD

Ohio

THEODORE WERBLIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled447

PRINCETON

West Virginia

ANDRES EMANUELLI ANZALOTTA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled440

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

WALLACE DUFF, M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled372

OMAHA

Nebraska

SPURGEON CLARK M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled371

WAYCROSS

Georgia

FRANCISCO RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled357

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

DARRELL GENSTLER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled356

ALBANY

Oregon

JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled343

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

DANIEL WELCH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled318

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

DON MARASCALCO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled317

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

JOHN MASON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

VINICIO HERNANDEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled269

ORLANDO

Florida

CHRISTIAN RISSER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled263

PHOENIX

Arizona

LEONARD QUICK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled259

MANSFIELD

Ohio

LUIS MONTALVO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled253

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ERNEST JOHNSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled248

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

LIONEL NOY M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled236

MIAMI

Florida

HAMID OBEID MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled225

ROME

New York

SANG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled224

LOS ANGELES

California

GARY SCHAFER M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled221

FOREST CITY

North Carolina