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CHOLESTYRAMINE

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Also treats severe itching caused by liver disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

408K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 376 of 3238

$30.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 500 of 3238

151,804
Patients

Rank: 328 of 3238

78,326
Prescribers

Rank: 289 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 15,027 36,110 $2.67M
California 11,419 31,087 $2.6M
Pennsylvania 8,311 24,599 $1.85M
Texas 10,038 23,294 $1.78M
New York 7,932 22,591 $1.97M
Ohio 7,029 19,574 $1.46M
Illinois 5,410 15,108 $1.17M
Michigan 5,148 13,194 $1.01M
North Carolina 4,959 12,841 $913K
Georgia 5,053 12,412 $882K
Missouri 4,008 10,770 $745K
New Jersey 4,096 10,396 $859K
Massachusetts 3,111 9,678 $780K
Indiana 3,390 9,261 $640K
Tennessee 3,634 9,024 $624K
Wisconsin 2,900 8,775 $654K
Virginia 3,081 8,296 $596K
Arizona 3,166 7,616 $602K
Iowa 2,543 7,588 $490K
Kentucky 2,665 7,370 $529K
Washington 2,535 7,118 $546K
Alabama 2,890 6,993 $533K
Louisiana 2,543 6,533 $498K
Minnesota 2,075 6,238 $513K
Oregon 2,042 5,986 $443K
Kansas 1,971 5,972 $400K
South Carolina 2,203 5,394 $396K
Maryland 2,128 5,329 $434K
Oklahoma 1,961 5,319 $384K
Colorado 1,839 4,991 $369K
Arkansas 1,660 4,186 $324K
Connecticut 1,377 4,124 $320K
West Virginia 1,320 3,485 $242K
Nebraska 1,149 3,358 $219K
Nevada 1,339 3,182 $220K
Mississippi 1,203 3,098 $219K
Maine 863 2,630 $211K
Idaho 862 2,439 $176K
Rhode Island 713 2,391 $142K
New Mexico 937 2,348 $180K
Utah 838 2,220 $167K
South Dakota 552 1,648 $118K
New Hampshire 538 1,573 $117K
Montana 503 1,515 $102K
Hawaii 380 1,230 $97.4K
North Dakota 346 1,113 $79.2K
Delaware 345 770 $67.2K
Wyoming 278 732 $49.5K
Vermont 221 717 $58.9K
District of Columbia 145 386 $30.7K
Alaska 99 251 $20.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
NELS LEININGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

VENU LAKSHMINARASIMHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled64

HUDSON

Florida

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

BEVERLY COPELAND MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

MCKINLEYVILLE

California

THOMAS VRABLE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

EAST PALESTINE

Ohio

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

KEWANEE

Illinois

JOSE BENAMU M.D. P.A.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

TAFT

Texas

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN MATHIS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

JOSE NAJUL MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled63

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MICHELE RHINE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled63

YORK

Pennsylvania

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled62

NEW YORK

New York

JAMES LYNCH MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled62

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

DONALD ROBERTSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

WHITE CITY

Oregon

JUDE SIDARI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania

ASHLEY WANAMAKER FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled62

ROCHESTER

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

HOWARD BERNIE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled61

OXFORD

Ohio

BRUCE SCHNEIDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled61

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

RICHARD SADOWITZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled61

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

WILLIAM SAVAGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

VERONICA VERSARI M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled61

HIALEAH

Florida

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled61

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ROGER SCHUTT D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled60

DORCHESTER CENTER

Massachusetts