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CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT

CHOLESTYRAMINE/ASPARTAME

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

97.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 676 of 3362

$10.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 809 of 3362

38,262
Patients

Rank: 599 of 3362

28,054
Prescribers

Rank: 531 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

71.5K

2011

72.6K

2012

85K

2013

97.2K

2014

93.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.77M

2011

$4.78M

2012

$6.52M

2013

$10.2M

2014

$9.68M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$43

2011

$43

2012

$41

2013

$57

2014

$82

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
Florida 3,157 6,826 $763K
Texas 2,794 6,146 $656K
California 2,079 5,431 $616K
Pennsylvania 1,705 4,883 $500K
New York 1,567 4,327 $536K
Ohio 1,538 3,945 $405K
Wisconsin 1,219 3,822 $376K
Illinois 1,398 3,711 $395K
Missouri 1,271 3,370 $328K
Iowa 951 3,189 $280K
Minnesota 919 2,715 $309K
Michigan 1,144 2,705 $307K
North Carolina 1,163 2,651 $293K
Tennessee 1,122 2,556 $239K
Georgia 1,068 2,403 $244K
Alabama 942 2,158 $217K
Louisiana 801 2,011 $218K
Nebraska 581 1,940 $164K
Virginia 802 1,868 $212K
Indiana 748 1,848 $205K
Arizona 816 1,800 $202K
Washington 608 1,634 $166K
New Jersey 649 1,601 $193K
Kentucky 638 1,440 $154K
Oklahoma 537 1,413 $143K
Oregon 472 1,389 $141K
Massachusetts 433 1,369 $151K
South Carolina 544 1,342 $129K
Arkansas 515 1,272 $124K
Kansas 459 1,239 $118K
Mississippi 503 1,197 $105K
Maryland 465 1,053 $123K
Colorado 405 1,048 $113K
Utah 333 740 $82.5K
South Dakota 222 737 $63.2K
Connecticut 266 675 $76.8K
West Virginia 280 646 $62.4K
Idaho 272 603 $56.4K
Nevada 263 560 $60.1K
Maine 186 516 $58.6K
North Dakota 147 510 $49.7K
New Mexico 230 500 $70.5K
Montana 143 453 $49.3K
New Hampshire 128 364 $40.7K
Rhode Island 109 345 $27.8K
Delaware 127 316 $36.6K
Hawaii 77 279 $30.9K
Vermont 58 159 $16.8K
Wyoming 62 152 $12.4K
District of Columbia 19 54 $8,004
Alaska 15 44 $2,829
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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