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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
LAZARO BOUZA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled59

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled59

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

ZAHOOR MAKHDOOM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled59

CARBONDALE

Illinois

RICHARD HUANG MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

VICTORVILLE

California

ARTHUR ANNIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

LINCOLN

Nebraska

RUSSELL WARDLAW MD

Specialist

Claims Filled58

HAMMOND

Louisiana

IRVING GOTTFRIED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

MONROEVILLE

Pennsylvania

ADRIENNE SHAVER NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled58

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

SONIA VASQUEZ PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled58

EL CENTRO

California

KRISTINE ENDRIES

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled58

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

ROSEMARY CANNISTRARO M.D. PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

CREVE COEUR

Missouri

DAVID WALDEN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

EDWARD TOFFOLON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

NEW BRITAIN

Connecticut

JAMES ELEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

BARBERTON

Ohio

R BRYANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled58

WICHITA

Kansas

MICHAEL MCSWEEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

WESTWEGO

Louisiana

GREGORY GIBBONS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled58

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JOSEPH NGUYEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

WESTMINSTER

California

MARIBEL DEPONCE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled57

HARLINGEN

Texas

MANVER RAZICK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled57

FLORENCE

South Carolina

THOMAS SCHNEIDER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled57

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

KING

North Carolina

PHILIP JOSON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled57

WASHINGTON

Pennsylvania

SALLY VELLENGA

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled57

RICHLAND

Michigan

DANIEL SELO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled57

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana