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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 2014

2.05M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 148 of 3362

$40.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 451 of 3362

418,902
Patients

Rank: 177 of 3362

152,253
Prescribers

Rank: 166 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 47,451 221,696 $4.43M
Florida 37,826 161,702 $3.16M
Texas 28,996 125,829 $2.68M
New York 21,478 108,681 $2.17M
Pennsylvania 15,258 83,890 $1.65M
Ohio 16,218 80,334 $1.94M
Tennessee 13,635 69,299 $1.26M
Michigan 15,613 67,333 $1.52M
Illinois 12,564 60,918 $1.27M
North Carolina 11,314 58,217 $1.02M
Missouri 10,112 57,121 $1.03M
Georgia 10,644 55,273 $1.04M
Arizona 11,698 50,770 $1.12M
Kentucky 8,146 43,522 $795K
Wisconsin 9,417 43,442 $1.07M
Indiana 9,120 43,032 $946K
Massachusetts 7,420 39,432 $984K
Alabama 7,864 39,314 $732K
Minnesota 8,772 38,478 $881K
Virginia 7,576 36,583 $740K
Iowa 6,375 35,031 $604K
Louisiana 6,325 33,536 $643K
Oklahoma 6,479 32,050 $646K
Washington 6,509 30,617 $609K
Arkansas 5,105 28,634 $470K
South Carolina 5,369 26,589 $482K
New Jersey 5,916 25,668 $527K
Kansas 4,519 24,540 $455K
Colorado 5,271 23,750 $511K
Mississippi 4,036 22,202 $374K
Oregon 4,592 22,023 $432K
Maryland 4,280 18,067 $405K
West Virginia 3,346 17,568 $314K
Nevada 3,750 16,055 $305K
New Mexico 3,629 15,089 $352K
Connecticut 2,768 13,618 $281K
Nebraska 2,095 11,855 $195K
Idaho 2,185 9,959 $224K
South Dakota 1,628 9,215 $163K
Rhode Island 1,510 9,120 $183K
Maine 1,944 8,365 $216K
Montana 1,600 8,044 $147K
Hawaii 1,610 7,326 $174K
North Dakota 1,373 6,878 $123K
New Hampshire 1,446 6,781 $148K
Utah 1,472 6,579 $137K
Vermont 866 3,689 $81.3K
Delaware 925 3,663 $92.3K
Wyoming 727 3,424 $63.8K
Alaska 251 1,589 $25K
District of Columbia 263 1,161 $20.6K
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 GEMFIBROZIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JANIECE BRIDGES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled235

FORSYTH

Missouri

HEDY LOA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

MONTCLAIR

California

TRACY MARMER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled234

JAMAICA

New York

LORETTA DICKSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

FOREST CITY

North Carolina

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled233

TUCKER

Georgia

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled231

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

GEORGE CHANEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled229

HAZARD

Kentucky

ANTONIO BOSQUES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled229

MOCA

Puerto Rico

JERRY THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

CAPE CORAL

Florida

ABIGAIL HEINZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

WICHITA

Kansas

LUIS BAY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

MCALLEN

Texas

CRAIG PENDERGRASS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

NEOSHO

Missouri

MARIA FERNANDEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

MIAMI

Florida

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

KARIM SALEH VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

COAMO

Puerto Rico

ABE FRIEDMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled222

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SANJAY VYAS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

GREENWOOD

Indiana

MARIO HADDAD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled222

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HASIBUL KHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled221

INVERNESS

Florida

ORESTES ZAS MD

General Practice

Claims Filled220

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

MIAMI

Florida

PARIKSITH SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

SPRING HILL

Florida

JEFFREY HILL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

GALESBURG

Illinois

CHANDRAVADAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

TAMPA

Florida