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GEMFIBROZIL

Lopid (Gemfibrozil) is a fibric acid medication that lowers the levels of triglycerides in your blood, while raising the levels of good cholesterols. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.88M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 157 of 3395

$30.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 572 of 3395

392,642
Patients

Rank: 190 of 3395

147,486
Prescribers

Rank: 172 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.41M

2011

2.23M

2012

2.19M

2013

2.05M

2014

1.88M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$64.3M

2011

$55.8M

2012

$55.7M

2013

$40.7M

2014

$30.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$44

2012

$43

2013

$43

2014

$40

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 43,902 201,339 $3.27M
Florida 36,837 153,316 $2.45M
Texas 27,428 115,835 $1.98M
New York 19,988 99,220 $1.62M
Ohio 15,324 74,621 $1.49M
Pennsylvania 13,886 74,029 $1.17M
Tennessee 13,016 64,309 $997K
Michigan 14,677 62,840 $1.2M
Illinois 11,939 57,429 $944K
Missouri 9,575 53,927 $771K
Georgia 10,485 53,852 $735K
North Carolina 10,730 52,862 $735K
Arizona 10,813 46,151 $809K
Kentucky 7,665 41,073 $599K
Indiana 8,400 39,062 $681K
Wisconsin 8,335 36,908 $705K
Massachusetts 6,874 35,107 $693K
Alabama 7,223 34,309 $531K
Virginia 7,086 33,429 $527K
Minnesota 7,540 31,904 $616K
Louisiana 6,039 31,836 $493K
Iowa 5,804 30,615 $416K
Oklahoma 6,099 29,155 $472K
Arkansas 5,170 28,333 $348K
Washington 5,882 27,043 $423K
New Jersey 5,660 24,831 $402K
South Carolina 5,061 24,038 $335K
Kansas 4,334 22,857 $341K
Colorado 4,704 21,279 $354K
Mississippi 3,919 21,200 $255K
Oregon 4,040 19,037 $302K
West Virginia 3,237 16,870 $232K
Maryland 4,102 16,847 $315K
Nevada 3,462 14,615 $226K
New Mexico 3,367 14,089 $224K
Connecticut 2,564 12,440 $215K
Nebraska 1,975 10,715 $138K
Idaho 1,978 8,986 $155K
South Dakota 1,510 8,046 $113K
Rhode Island 1,310 7,608 $157K
Maine 1,708 7,302 $155K
Montana 1,531 7,266 $107K
New Hampshire 1,446 6,488 $115K
Hawaii 1,463 6,168 $115K
Utah 1,359 6,030 $101K
North Dakota 1,235 5,915 $87.7K
Vermont 840 3,467 $62.7K
Delaware 868 3,420 $73.1K
Wyoming 702 3,288 $46.5K
Alaska 231 1,253 $18.3K
District of Columbia 273 1,142 $16.5K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 GEMFIBROZIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEITH POOLE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW MARTINSVILLE

West Virginia

FRANCISCO DE LA TORRE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANSFIELD

Texas

RIZWAN SADIQ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

STEVEN FLASCHNER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LOCKPORT

New York

ELVIRA TOLENTINO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

NAPLES

Florida

MINA KALFAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FT WRIGHT

Kentucky

VONDA BLASICK CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

RICHARD KLOPP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CINCINNATI

Ohio

WENDY COIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DOLORES CAZAU MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

PATRICIA NURSE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

BINGHAM

Maine

ANTONIO ZUMPANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRANDON

Florida

PRITPAL SANDHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

UCHENNA OGBUOKIRI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

LLOYD HUANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

SURAJ KUMAR ALAKKASSERY KUMARAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WENTZVILLE

Missouri

WYLIE NEWTON M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

HOSSEIN TABARI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

BOGALUSA

Louisiana

YADVINDER NARANG MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

STEVEN HICKERSON M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

TYLER

Texas

SONIA SATHER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPENCER

Iowa

BERNIE RANCHERO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLESTON

Illinois

MALAIKA MATHAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW BERLIN

Wisconsin

YASEEN ODEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAVID MINOR DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona