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LOVAZA

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Treats high levels of triglycerides (fat-like substance) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.29M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 203 of 3362

$318M
Retail Cost

Rank: 84 of 3362

312,196
Patients

Rank: 224 of 3362

112,990
Prescribers

Rank: 226 of 3362

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 45,383 224,389 $54.6M
California 43,794 222,811 $49.4M
Florida 29,908 107,584 $26.8M
Texas 26,752 90,704 $24.9M
New Jersey 21,659 81,255 $22M
Pennsylvania 15,441 60,694 $15.2M
Illinois 9,093 36,461 $8.74M
Ohio 9,295 33,892 $8.67M
Kentucky 8,145 33,418 $7.65M
North Carolina 8,235 33,395 $7.82M
Missouri 5,581 27,550 $6.17M
Michigan 8,337 26,282 $7.51M
Georgia 6,195 25,118 $6.22M
Louisiana 5,482 22,967 $5.28M
Indiana 5,635 20,609 $5.31M
Virginia 5,525 20,402 $5.22M
Alabama 4,760 16,641 $4.04M
Tennessee 4,225 15,902 $3.84M
South Carolina 4,065 13,560 $3.56M
Connecticut 3,390 12,840 $3.44M
Washington 2,898 12,469 $2.83M
West Virginia 3,252 11,893 $2.99M
Wisconsin 2,909 11,158 $2.93M
Mississippi 2,301 10,228 $2.26M
Arizona 2,952 9,535 $2.67M
Oklahoma 2,501 9,241 $2.41M
Colorado 2,379 8,772 $2.16M
Maryland 2,658 8,638 $2.51M
Arkansas 1,932 8,203 $1.83M
Kansas 1,572 7,061 $1.56M
Massachusetts 1,646 6,316 $1.48M
Nevada 2,035 6,086 $1.76M
Minnesota 1,482 5,760 $1.45M
Iowa 1,086 5,304 $1.14M
Oregon 1,424 5,153 $1.26M
Hawaii 1,367 4,725 $1.29M
Nebraska 744 3,327 $760K
Maine 967 3,275 $939K
New Mexico 1,027 3,269 $879K
Delaware 1,142 3,159 $1.11M
Utah 717 2,407 $643K
New Hampshire 547 2,083 $493K
Rhode Island 457 1,853 $438K
Idaho 468 1,661 $427K
South Dakota 314 1,649 $353K
Alaska 307 1,599 $274K
District of Columbia 285 1,005 $263K
North Dakota 254 920 $220K
Vermont 237 887 $236K
Montana 249 829 $208K
Wyoming 149 619 $129K
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 LOVAZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IRENE PERLOFF D.O., M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

BROOKLYN

New York

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

LOS ANGELES

California

YONG JUN KIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

FLUSHING

New York

TUOC DUONG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled579

WESTMINSTER

California

MINH THAI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled573

SAN JOSE

California

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled572

MIAMI

Florida

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

ENCINO

California

WU LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

EL MONTE

California

ZOVA LIU

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

FLUSHING

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled563

LOS ANGELES

California

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled562

MIAMI

Florida

ALEXANDER CHOI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled561

FLUSHING

New York

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled556

SAN JOSE

California

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled552

MIAMI

Florida

XUDONG XU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled547

HOUSTON

Texas

GOR AGABABIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled546

GLENDALE

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled543

SAN GABRIEL

California

KYONG BIN PARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled537

HAVERTOWN

Pennsylvania

TSEHWA YAO MPA, MHS, MMS

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled535

NEW YORK

New York

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled528

LOS ANGELES

California

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

SAN GABRIEL

California

MINAS KOCHUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled525

NORTHRIDGE

California

INNA KIGEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled521

KEW GARDENS

New York

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled521

LOS ANGELES

California

EDDIE PYUNE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled515

GARDEN GROVE

California