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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
MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

YONG LEE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled344

LOS ANGELES

California

INNA GORDIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled342

BROOKLYN

New York

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled341

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled337

SAN GABRIEL

California

ROMAN ZABARSKY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

BROOKLYN

New York

ARMEN KAZANCHIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

GLENDALE

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

GLENDALE

California

DANIEL PARK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

WOODSIDE

New York

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled326

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH CHUN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled325

BUENA PARK

California

SHIN KANG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

LOS ANGELES

California

ANATOLE BARKAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

BROOKLYN

New York

CHEONG CHOI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

VAN NUYS

California

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

BRONX

New York

BELLA NUDEL M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled317

SAN FRANCISCO

California

CALVIN PAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled315

FLUSHING

New York

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled315

LOS ANGELES

California

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

CHICAGO

Illinois

HOMAYOUN SHARIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled312

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MARINA VOLPIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

BROOKLYN

New York

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

SAN GABRIEL

California

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled299

ARCADIA

California

ANTHONY JUNG M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled295

FLUSHING

New York

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

FLUSHING

New York