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CHOLESTYRAMINE/ASPARTAME

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

75.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 733 of 3395

$9.33M
Retail Cost

Rank: 933 of 3395

28,823
Patients

Rank: 656 of 3395

22,707
Prescribers

Rank: 590 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

70.1K

2011

76.1K

2012

82.6K

2013

72.7K

2014

75.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$5.16M

2011

$5.62M

2012

$6.94M

2013

$8.38M

2014

$9.34M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$44

2012

$43

2013

$56

2014

$77

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,138 5,585 $707K
Florida 2,271 5,572 $619K
Ohio 1,761 4,985 $650K
Texas 1,954 4,568 $531K
Pennsylvania 1,640 4,452 $612K
New York 1,494 4,018 $574K
Michigan 1,347 3,407 $530K
Georgia 998 2,410 $262K
Indiana 897 2,393 $265K
Virginia 867 2,298 $290K
North Carolina 938 2,280 $256K
Illinois 811 2,098 $277K
New Jersey 781 2,041 $298K
Alabama 758 1,787 $189K
Kentucky 585 1,652 $184K
Tennessee 661 1,632 $176K
Missouri 613 1,587 $189K
Massachusetts 530 1,521 $196K
Wisconsin 517 1,421 $186K
Maryland 532 1,393 $190K
South Carolina 509 1,382 $127K
Louisiana 462 1,145 $131K
Iowa 342 1,078 $117K
Minnesota 366 1,067 $137K
Arizona 388 973 $117K
Washington 380 954 $131K
Oregon 304 874 $119K
Kansas 300 840 $91.1K
Arkansas 328 827 $98.7K
Colorado 330 801 $132K
West Virginia 312 744 $87.9K
Oklahoma 273 706 $85.8K
Connecticut 225 682 $84.2K
Mississippi 280 651 $69.7K
Nebraska 221 620 $63.8K
Utah 213 496 $63.4K
Nevada 194 453 $53.3K
New Hampshire 163 402 $49.8K
Rhode Island 113 380 $35.7K
New Mexico 145 372 $47.7K
Idaho 145 345 $43.9K
Hawaii 124 308 $38.9K
Montana 102 279 $30.3K
Maine 106 276 $35.6K
South Dakota 91 250 $27.5K
North Dakota 56 179 $16.3K
Delaware 72 174 $29.1K
Vermont 31 91 $10.7K
District of Columbia 26 54 $7,926
Wyoming 26 48 $6,981
Alaska 23 45 $8,193
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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