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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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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

365K

2011

383K

2012

408K

2013

417K

2014

428K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$25.6M

2011

$26.3M

2012

$30.8M

2013

$44.8M

2014

$46.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$42

2012

$44

2013

$60

2014

$91

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
LINDY RACHAL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled89

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

NADEEM KAZI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled89

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

AMIT TREHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled89

AMARILLO

Texas

CHINH LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

DORCHESTER

Massachusetts

S ALLAN ENRIQUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

DES MOINES

Iowa

JOSEPH CHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

MIAMI

Florida

GILES ROBERTSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled87

RICHMOND

Virginia

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

MARK WAGNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

READING

Pennsylvania

KEVIN BYRNE D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

DANIEL CAMARA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ROBERT KODSI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled86

BROOKLYN

New York

LARRY MARIANELLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

SANTA ROSA

California

CHARLES FARR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

FRESNO

California

JOHN MATHIS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

F ORLEANS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled82

MOBILE

Alabama

GORDON PENNEBAKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

CAMDEN

South Carolina

SHANNON TODD PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled82

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

W SOBIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

KENOSHA

Wisconsin

WILLIAM ANDERSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

EUGENIO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled80

MIAMI

Florida

HERNAN GOMEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

ORLANDO

Florida

AZZAM MUFTAH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio