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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 Acid is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it may help the liver remove triglycerides from your body, and also prevent your body from making more triglycerides. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Omega-3 Acid

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

141K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 601 of 3395

$39.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 501 of 3395

63,630
Patients

Rank: 498 of 3395

35,364
Prescribers

Rank: 477 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

28%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Niaspan Antara Trilipix

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.62M

2011

1.83M

2012

2.01M

2013

1.29M

2014

141K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$288M

2011

$366M

2012

$453M

2013

$318M

2014

$39.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$249

2011

$268

2012

$259

2013

$190

2014

$189

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,129 33,755 $8.74M
New York 11,403 20,010 $5.97M
New Jersey 4,463 10,520 $3.45M
Florida 5,137 10,350 $3.14M
Texas 4,531 8,830 $2.48M
Pennsylvania 2,804 6,105 $1.76M
Illinois 1,580 3,909 $1.11M
North Carolina 1,521 3,680 $978K
Kentucky 1,320 3,042 $685K
Ohio 1,301 3,015 $816K
Missouri 1,409 2,939 $690K
Georgia 1,084 2,571 $681K
Michigan 1,082 2,403 $752K
Louisiana 1,056 2,310 $583K
Virginia 921 2,274 $597K
Indiana 771 2,001 $543K
Tennessee 729 1,548 $411K
Wisconsin 529 1,414 $429K
Connecticut 645 1,362 $437K
Maryland 511 1,234 $414K
Washington 578 1,195 $303K
Alabama 540 1,176 $306K
South Carolina 531 1,176 $364K
Colorado 415 1,070 $296K
Arizona 456 1,036 $340K
Oklahoma 466 991 $300K
Mississippi 472 843 $206K
West Virginia 420 813 $211K
Arkansas 367 802 $188K
Massachusetts 343 771 $225K
Kansas 261 741 $172K
Iowa 263 657 $163K
Minnesota 276 653 $169K
Oregon 234 562 $160K
Nevada 254 553 $194K
Hawaii 213 421 $157K
Nebraska 159 421 $92.5K
Maine 131 356 $108K
Delaware 140 301 $129K
New Hampshire 95 226 $59.1K
New Mexico 128 224 $58.5K
Utah 115 208 $64.9K
Idaho 73 182 $44.5K
Rhode Island 94 178 $46K
Alaska 44 176 $27.4K
South Dakota 80 151 $35.5K
District of Columbia 56 120 $33.8K
Vermont 50 100 $22.8K
Montana 45 94 $31.5K
Wyoming 39 88 $21.5K
North Dakota 37 59 $15K
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 LOVAZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

LOS ANGELES

California

SUNMIN PARK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled95

LOS ANGELES

California

MEHRDAD PAKDAMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

LOS ANGELES

California

ELIZABETH DAVIES MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled90

COLUMBUS

Ohio

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled89

GLENDALE

California

KAI WONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

LOS ANGELES

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled86

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID GU D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

ALHAMBRA

California

HERMAN SARDJONO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

ARCADIA

California

PAUL CHU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL WISE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled84

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

NICOLE HONG PHUONG THAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

SAN JOSE

California

GOR AGABABIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled78

GLENDALE

California

YUN KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled77

LOS ANGELES

California

ROMEO MONTENEGRO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled77

PANORAMA CITY

California

ROBERT HA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

GARDEN GROVE

California

DUC PHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

HOUSTON

Texas

RODOLFO PROTACIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

GLENDALE

California

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

REGO PARK

New York

LIJING SHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

EDISON

New Jersey

SANDY FUNG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

NEW YORK

New York

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

LOS ANGELES

California

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled74

GLENDALE

California

SHAWN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled74

DULUTH

Georgia

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

FLUSHING

New York