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CHOLESTYRAMINE

CHOLESTYRAMINE (WITH SUGAR)

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

428K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 376 of 3395

$46.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 451 of 3395

159,376
Patients

Rank: 339 of 3395

81,130
Prescribers

Rank: 296 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 15,185 36,013 $3.82M
California 11,481 31,188 $3.71M
Pennsylvania 9,024 26,225 $2.79M
Texas 11,034 25,910 $2.78M
New York 8,176 23,778 $2.81M
Ohio 7,349 20,754 $2.31M
Illinois 6,141 17,267 $1.88M
Michigan 5,560 14,130 $1.68M
Georgia 5,682 13,724 $1.34M
North Carolina 5,192 13,658 $1.43M
New Jersey 4,335 11,431 $1.24M
Missouri 4,208 11,373 $1.12M
Tennessee 4,166 10,363 $1.03M
Massachusetts 3,141 9,906 $1.09M
Wisconsin 3,138 9,389 $1.04M
Indiana 3,402 9,320 $950K
Virginia 3,407 9,047 $950K
Iowa 2,620 7,889 $797K
Arizona 3,218 7,827 $871K
Kentucky 2,847 7,497 $776K
Alabama 3,149 7,389 $782K
Louisiana 2,679 7,098 $774K
Washington 2,489 7,032 $783K
Minnesota 2,155 6,293 $780K
Oregon 2,150 6,284 $692K
South Carolina 2,559 6,177 $613K
Maryland 2,387 6,085 $692K
Kansas 1,979 5,891 $561K
Oklahoma 1,907 5,346 $576K
Colorado 2,000 5,208 $601K
Arkansas 1,873 4,709 $495K
Connecticut 1,465 4,377 $448K
West Virginia 1,393 3,737 $369K
Nebraska 1,215 3,511 $341K
Nevada 1,374 3,115 $327K
Mississippi 1,312 3,102 $321K
Utah 1,001 2,620 $270K
Idaho 937 2,576 $271K
Maine 815 2,401 $267K
New Mexico 959 2,347 $263K
Rhode Island 649 2,212 $190K
South Dakota 585 1,829 $189K
New Hampshire 606 1,752 $185K
Montana 535 1,422 $158K
North Dakota 338 1,144 $129K
Hawaii 336 1,099 $141K
Delaware 350 815 $96.5K
Vermont 228 678 $78.2K
Wyoming 226 665 $66.1K
District of Columbia 151 331 $33.3K
Alaska 108 267 $32.9K
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 CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSEPH GALLAGHER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled84

ORLANDO

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

TUCKER

Georgia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

DUNEDIN

Florida

MARY ACKERLEY

Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

TUCSON

Arizona

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled81

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

SHANNON TODD PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled81

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

CARL WALLACH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

MORRISTOWN

New Jersey

AJIT KOKKAT M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled81

WILLIMANTIC

Connecticut

BONNIE LAZOR-MCDANIEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled80

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CHENG-AN MAO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled80

CLIFTON

New Jersey

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

KEWANEE

Illinois

LARRY CAREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ROHIT MALIK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEPHEN CLARK M.D.

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled79

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

AZZAM MUFTAH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled79

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

GILES ROBERTSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled79

RICHMOND

Virginia

ANGEL VENTO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES ULRICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

WILLMAR

Minnesota

FREDERICK FRENCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled77

ROSWELL

New Mexico

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

MELBOURNE

Florida

TAMARA MCCUE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

WELLINGTON

Kansas

DONALD ALLCORN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

LINCOLN

Missouri