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CHOLESTYRAMINE

CHOLESTYRAMINE (WITH SUGAR)

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

417K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 383 of 3362

$44.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 421 of 3362

154,636
Patients

Rank: 341 of 3362

79,479
Prescribers

Rank: 297 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 15,074 36,185 $3.8M
California 11,699 32,025 $3.79M
Pennsylvania 8,454 25,373 $2.62M
Texas 10,295 24,173 $2.59M
New York 8,185 23,414 $2.74M
Ohio 7,083 20,036 $2.18M
Illinois 6,015 16,961 $1.8M
North Carolina 5,087 13,529 $1.36M
Georgia 5,439 13,243 $1.29M
Michigan 5,231 13,156 $1.53M
Missouri 4,050 11,172 $1.13M
New Jersey 4,113 10,542 $1.15M
Massachusetts 3,059 9,898 $1.06M
Indiana 3,321 9,131 $917K
Tennessee 3,798 9,081 $905K
Wisconsin 2,981 9,063 $1.01M
Virginia 3,114 8,333 $852K
Arizona 3,274 7,871 $907K
Iowa 2,580 7,693 $758K
Washington 2,486 7,114 $814K
Alabama 3,002 7,098 $731K
Kentucky 2,705 7,093 $741K
Louisiana 2,665 6,904 $734K
Minnesota 2,093 6,223 $743K
South Carolina 2,514 6,210 $592K
Oregon 2,091 6,142 $676K
Kansas 1,985 6,097 $613K
Maryland 2,191 5,759 $647K
Colorado 1,971 5,062 $586K
Oklahoma 1,797 5,059 $529K
Arkansas 1,767 4,528 $492K
Connecticut 1,375 4,218 $439K
West Virginia 1,405 3,725 $368K
Nevada 1,428 3,337 $331K
Nebraska 1,113 3,278 $325K
Mississippi 1,177 2,942 $312K
Maine 838 2,556 $291K
Idaho 845 2,410 $263K
New Mexico 1,034 2,400 $266K
Utah 913 2,355 $252K
Rhode Island 653 2,260 $191K
South Dakota 572 1,742 $187K
New Hampshire 583 1,675 $169K
Montana 499 1,472 $155K
Hawaii 352 1,169 $144K
North Dakota 319 1,034 $120K
Delaware 298 724 $87K
Vermont 209 697 $79.3K
Wyoming 255 689 $72.5K
District of Columbia 129 353 $34.1K
Alaska 98 253 $32.8K
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 CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MITCHELL RUBINOFF M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

RIDGEWOOD

New Jersey

J SUN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

HARRY ANAGNOSTAKOS DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

LEWES

Delaware

WILLIAM LORETAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EPHRATA

Pennsylvania

HECTOR SERRANO-CANCINO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

VINOD THAKKAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

SEBRING

Florida

SUSHILKUMAR TIBREWALA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

HERRIN

Illinois

JULIANA ABARA F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

VICENTE LAGO MD PA

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

BOGDAN CRISTESCU M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SAN GABRIEL

California

DUANE GOLOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COVENTRY

Rhode Island

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

VINCENT MUSCARELLO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

OAK LAWN

Illinois

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled51

MIAMI

Florida

JEFFREY PORT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

OAK LAWN

Illinois

MICHAEL LARDON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

SAN DIEGO

California

RAMSEY UMAR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

MESA

Arizona

GREGORY BORAK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ELIZABETH LINDSEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

GITA KOSHY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled51

MELBOURNE

Florida

NELS LEININGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

MARK ROHRER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled51

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

JACKSONVILLE

Florida