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NIACIN

niacin is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to lower the amount of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) made by the liver. It may also help your body process cholesterol. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Niacin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

192K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 534 of 3362

$66.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 330 of 3362

65,607
Patients

Rank: 490 of 3362

43,284
Prescribers

Rank: 434 of 3362

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.9M

2011

1.72M

2012

1.4M

2013

192K

2014

20.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$342M

2011

$361M

2012

$377M

2013

$66.3M

2014

$7.81M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$283

2011

$314

2012

$276

2013

$172

2014

$242

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 6,326 19,028 $6.2M
Texas 5,608 16,383 $5.72M
Florida 4,707 12,830 $4.7M
New York 3,802 10,720 $3.79M
Ohio 3,949 10,062 $3.69M
Pennsylvania 3,247 8,717 $3.18M
Georgia 2,389 8,511 $2.4M
New Jersey 2,959 7,517 $3.25M
Wisconsin 2,126 7,345 $2.83M
Michigan 3,062 6,829 $2.91M
North Carolina 2,007 6,321 $2.04M
Illinois 2,063 5,924 $2.09M
Missouri 1,641 5,219 $1.61M
Kentucky 1,638 5,056 $1.56M
Tennessee 1,644 4,920 $1.54M
Virginia 1,762 4,836 $1.82M
Indiana 1,723 4,815 $1.84M
Arizona 1,085 3,377 $1.15M
Washington 1,104 3,128 $1.17M
Louisiana 844 2,989 $764K
Colorado 1,074 2,932 $1.16M
Oklahoma 791 2,871 $802K
Mississippi 809 2,738 $622K
South Carolina 923 2,573 $892K
Kansas 598 1,914 $566K
Alabama 605 1,870 $554K
Maryland 737 1,796 $791K
West Virginia 624 1,745 $564K
Arkansas 430 1,691 $378K
Massachusetts 570 1,641 $572K
Iowa 501 1,632 $503K
Minnesota 513 1,592 $565K
Connecticut 469 1,467 $501K
Nebraska 409 1,339 $364K
Nevada 454 1,261 $473K
Oregon 415 1,209 $432K
Delaware 431 1,101 $513K
Utah 306 780 $295K
New Mexico 280 680 $232K
Rhode Island 129 459 $137K
New Hampshire 158 420 $157K
Maine 132 390 $150K
Idaho 139 369 $109K
Hawaii 114 362 $130K
Montana 77 256 $83.6K
South Dakota 76 249 $74.3K
Alaska 53 210 $40.9K
North Dakota 70 179 $56.6K
Wyoming 43 148 $38.1K
Vermont 55 147 $57.9K
District of Columbia 43 117 $37.3K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for NIASPAN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WALFORD LINDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL PEACOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

EASTMAN

Georgia

AMY KINGMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled129

MACON

Georgia

ARUP ACHARI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled127

HOUSTON

Texas

NATHANIEL LEBOWITZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled126

FORT LEE

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER OLDFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

SAVANNAH

Georgia

GABRIEL OJEDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled120

LENOIR CITY

Tennessee

CHRIS CARAANG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled117

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

VALDOSTA

Georgia

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled108

GLENDALE

California

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled106

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HOCHBERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

RUMFORD

Rhode Island

MORDECHAI BAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

CHARLES BROCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

CLEVELAND

Mississippi

MICHAEL COHEN D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled94

POOLER

Georgia

DALE FAULKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled91

SUGAR LAND

Texas

LATOSHA WALKER FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled87

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RANDAL CASSLING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled85

OMAHA

Nebraska

MYRLIE CASCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

FRESNO

California

HARVEY SEROTA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled79

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOON KANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

GEORGE PACHELO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled77

LITTLETON

Colorado

THOMAS ASHCOM M.D., PH.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled75

WICHITA

Kansas

JAMES LIVINGSTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

BYRON

Georgia