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NIASPAN

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Also reduces heart attack risk and narrowing of the arteries in people who have heart disease. This medicine is a vitamin (B3). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.52M
Medicare Part D Claims
$342M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 176,212 $32.7M
Texas 135,838 $24.6M
Florida 129,207 $23.9M
New York 117,385 $21.4M
Pennsylvania 113,495 $19.6M
Illinois 91,262 $16M
North Carolina 83,666 $13.9M
Ohio 81,526 $15.3M
Georgia 69,451 $12.2M
Wisconsin 55,834 $10.6M
Tennessee 50,937 $8.3M
Kentucky 50,560 $8.36M
Virginia 48,948 $9.17M
Missouri 48,339 $7.55M
New Jersey 44,909 $8.93M
Indiana 43,585 $8.11M
Michigan 40,304 $8.33M
Washington 34,919 $6.91M
South Carolina 34,267 $5.86M
Alabama 30,885 $4.63M
Louisiana 26,570 $4M
Massachusetts 26,164 $4.79M
Iowa 25,881 $4.3M
Arizona 25,814 $5.12M
Mississippi 23,629 $3.36M
Oklahoma 23,597 $4.08M
Kansas 22,612 $3.69M
West Virginia 22,592 $3.79M
Minnesota 22,218 $4.82M
Colorado 21,677 $4.62M
Oregon 19,820 $3.82M
Arkansas 18,055 $2.5M
Nebraska 17,341 $2.78M
Maryland 16,045 $3.52M
Connecticut 14,147 $2.66M
Nevada 13,730 $2.71M
New Mexico 10,160 $1.91M
Utah 8,458 $1.65M
Idaho 7,697 $1.44M
Hawaii 6,859 $1.3M
Maine 6,685 $1.48M
Rhode Island 6,427 $1.02M
Delaware 6,087 $1.47M
New Hampshire 5,258 $1.02M
South Dakota 4,325 $795K
Puerto Rico 3,812 $432K
Montana 3,149 $556K
North Dakota 2,885 $487K
Vermont 2,811 $557K
Wyoming 2,042 $349K
Alaska 1,626 $226K
District of Columbia 1,184 $202K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for NIASPAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AMY KINGMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,022

MACON

Georgia

JOSE DEJESUS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled953

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled869

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled740

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

INGRID ZUMARAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled688

SEMINOLE

Florida

LLOYD MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled668

FLORENCE

South Carolina

JEFFREY GLADDEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled641

DALLAS

Texas

ARUP ACHARI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled620

HOUSTON

Texas

AARON ANGUIANO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled584

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID MCDONALD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled569

PASADENTA

Texas

URI GUEFEN M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled554

CALEXICO

California

THOMAS JONES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled545

MACON

Georgia

ALAN BURKE MD

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled530

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled527

FRESNO

California

GARY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled526

BELLEVUE

Washington

DAVID ROSENBERG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled514

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER MCELROY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

EVANS

Georgia

THOMAS ASHCOM M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled502

WICHITA

Kansas

DONALD WURZBURG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled502

DALLAS

Texas

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled501

HAYTI

Missouri

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

LOREN POOL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled499

PENINSULA

Ohio

SUE CROW MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled497

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RANDAL CASSLING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled492

OMAHA

Nebraska

NICK SHANNON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled487

SAN ANTONIO

Texas