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CREON

LIPASE/PROTEASE/AMYLASE

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

497K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 344 of 3362

$284M
Retail Cost

Rank: 103 of 3362

103,424
Patients

Rank: 413 of 3362

55,047
Prescribers

Rank: 390 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 24,612 119,508 $58.9M
New York 14,406 76,743 $35.7M
Florida 8,212 33,271 $20.6M
Texas 5,432 21,743 $13.2M
Pennsylvania 4,078 21,033 $12.8M
New Jersey 3,380 15,867 $9.43M
Ohio 3,210 14,616 $10.3M
Illinois 2,804 14,389 $7.23M
Michigan 2,921 12,285 $8.67M
North Carolina 2,532 11,846 $7.73M
Georgia 2,525 11,564 $6.9M
Massachusetts 2,259 11,150 $7.83M
Washington 1,946 9,058 $5.23M
Missouri 1,602 7,993 $5.14M
Indiana 1,764 7,935 $5.28M
Tennessee 1,781 7,845 $5.09M
Virginia 1,546 6,585 $4.09M
Maryland 1,450 6,133 $3.54M
Wisconsin 1,206 5,839 $3.69M
Minnesota 1,262 5,635 $4.7M
Kentucky 1,223 5,437 $3.85M
Arizona 1,305 5,247 $3.79M
Connecticut 1,069 5,130 $3.2M
Colorado 1,019 4,973 $2.99M
South Carolina 1,126 4,909 $3.44M
Alabama 1,082 4,767 $3.05M
Louisiana 946 4,385 $2.52M
Oregon 883 3,818 $2.52M
Kansas 596 2,953 $1.85M
Mississippi 553 2,863 $1.57M
Oklahoma 586 2,807 $1.79M
Iowa 521 2,666 $1.4M
Arkansas 527 2,529 $1.48M
West Virginia 561 2,418 $1.56M
Maine 412 1,905 $1.53M
New Mexico 457 1,844 $1.14M
Rhode Island 313 1,665 $956K
New Hampshire 348 1,585 $1.22M
Nebraska 326 1,533 $1.01M
Nevada 367 1,403 $932K
Utah 347 1,345 $1.01M
Idaho 274 1,253 $775K
Hawaii 321 1,079 $688K
Montana 154 745 $491K
South Dakota 147 705 $402K
Alaska 82 670 $264K
Vermont 125 667 $496K
Delaware 165 652 $419K
District of Columbia 160 570 $328K
North Dakota 91 443 $290K
Wyoming 52 182 $112K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 CREON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled740

FLUSHING

New York

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled739

LOS ANGELES

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

LOS ANGELES

California

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled713

BROOKLYN

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled702

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD JOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled687

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS

New Jersey

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled653

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled634

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled633

COLUSA

California

KWOK LEUNG CHUNG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled632

MONTEREY PARK

California

SOO KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled622

NORWALK

California

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled621

WALNUT

California

HUN KANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled604

LOS ANGELES

California

HAN DUONG M.D.& D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled599

ROSEMEAD

California

DAVID OH M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled598

TORRANCE

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled593

LOS ANGELES

California

MARTIN LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled590

LOS ANGELES

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled583

GLENDALE

California

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled582

BROOKLYN

New York

EDDIE PYUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled580

GARDEN GROVE

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEXANDER SHEKHTER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

BROOKLYN

New York

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

BROOKLYN

New York

YONG CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled554

CHICAGO

Illinois

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled548

LOS ANGELES

California