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*This description is for related drug Betaseron

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5,324
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1524 of 3395

$24M
Retail Cost

Rank: 647 of 3395

747
Patients

Rank: 1821 of 3395

712
Prescribers

Rank: 1789 of 3395

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

38%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,215

2011

5,282

2012

4,928

2013

5,554

2014

5,324

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$10.5M

2011

$16M

2012

$16.3M

2013

$22.9M

2014

$24M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$406

2011

$651

2012

$641

2013

$1,033

2014

$1,309

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 170 1,171 $3.8M
Michigan 49 338 $1.92M
New York 42 236 $1.56M
Illinois 31 230 $1.15M
North Carolina 33 226 $1.19M
Ohio 33 225 $910K
Pennsylvania 30 222 $1.01M
Virginia 21 192 $803K
Florida 27 190 $940K
Colorado 23 170 $619K
Washington 25 163 $741K
Texas 25 138 $724K
Minnesota 13 136 $591K
Alabama 15 122 $645K
Massachusetts 118 $282K
Indiana 15 105 $648K
Tennessee 18 105 $487K
Georgia 18 103 $498K
New Jersey 12 101 $481K
Wisconsin 13 99 $507K
Kentucky 17 98 $560K
South Carolina 18 88 $431K
Maryland 11 74 $300K
Missouri 67 $285K
Connecticut 66 $365K
Oregon 65 $263K
Arizona 63 $299K
Maine 56 $202K
Louisiana 44 $269K
West Virginia 37 $143K
Arkansas 37 $186K
New Mexico 30 $125K
Utah 25 $147K
Mississippi 22 $101K
Nebraska 21 $105K
Nevada 21 $77.5K
Vermont 21 $106K
Idaho 16 $121K
Oklahoma 16 $49.7K
Kansas 15 $104K
District of Columbia 14 $54.7K
Iowa 11 $54.4K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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