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OTREXUP

METHOTREXATE/PF

Otrexup (Methotrexate) is an anti-cancer and immunosuppressive medication that treats forms of cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. For cancer, it helps your body destroy cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. For rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, it lowers the body's normal immune response and prevents the body from attacking itself. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Methotrexate

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3,692
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1677 of 3395

$2.54M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1387 of 3395

844
Patients

Rank: 1776 of 3395

646
Prescribers

Rank: 1839 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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2011

N/A

2012

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2013

1,433

2014

3,695

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$956K

2014

$2.54M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$263

2014

$386

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 114 575 $363K
New York 91 379 $292K
Florida 85 349 $230K
Texas 50 228 $138K
Pennsylvania 41 160 $110K
New Jersey 38 160 $144K
Alabama 34 154 $101K
North Carolina 39 146 $107K
Illinois 28 116 $70.6K
Massachusetts 23 111 $79.9K
South Carolina 24 101 $68.9K
Maryland 23 100 $74.2K
Tennessee 11 96 $38K
Ohio 26 88 $54.2K
Virginia 19 84 $56.6K
Wisconsin 16 84 $58.4K
Michigan 17 80 $59.6K
Louisiana 17 80 $53.3K
Connecticut 16 66 $58.3K
Arizona 20 61 $42.7K
Georgia 16 60 $48.3K
Washington 12 57 $39.5K
Indiana 12 52 $32.9K
Missouri 52 $37.1K
Oklahoma 36 $24.6K
Oregon 12 29 $18.8K
Nebraska 19 $10.9K
Iowa 19 $10.5K
New Mexico 18 $12.5K
Arkansas 17 $15.3K
Mississippi 17 $9,502
Kentucky 16 $8,052
Maine 14 $9,020
Nevada 12 $10.4K
Minnesota 12 $11.7K
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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