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WELCHOL

COLESEVELAM HCL

Used together with diet and exercise to lower cholesterol levels in the blood and to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

724K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 286 of 3362

$308M
Retail Cost

Rank: 89 of 3362

173,543
Patients

Rank: 324 of 3362

76,204
Prescribers

Rank: 311 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,636 60,467 $26.6M
New York 13,492 57,938 $28.4M
Florida 14,344 51,371 $21.3M
Texas 12,929 47,710 $21M
Pennsylvania 9,258 40,614 $17.2M
Georgia 8,990 36,580 $12.7M
North Carolina 6,953 30,117 $12.6M
New Jersey 7,603 29,469 $14.9M
Ohio 6,471 27,835 $12.5M
Tennessee 6,490 26,248 $9.97M
South Carolina 5,204 20,917 $8.25M
Indiana 4,807 20,184 $8.23M
Illinois 4,697 19,568 $8.96M
Michigan 5,343 19,554 $10.6M
Kentucky 4,462 19,060 $7.21M
Alabama 4,549 18,125 $6.46M
Missouri 3,887 17,806 $6.76M
Virginia 4,231 17,447 $7.7M
Louisiana 3,881 17,027 $5.49M
Mississippi 2,668 11,650 $3.64M
Maryland 2,631 9,843 $5.3M
West Virginia 1,921 8,704 $3.71M
Wisconsin 1,900 8,403 $3.81M
Connecticut 1,947 8,156 $4.05M
Iowa 1,547 7,996 $2.74M
Arkansas 1,714 7,741 $2.7M
Nebraska 1,375 7,289 $2.28M
Oklahoma 1,699 7,140 $2.6M
Kansas 1,429 6,563 $2.44M
Arizona 1,873 6,347 $3.1M
Washington 1,384 5,723 $2.4M
Massachusetts 1,289 5,557 $2.46M
Colorado 1,234 4,728 $2.04M
Hawaii 903 3,976 $2M
Utah 954 3,885 $1.44M
Nevada 1,142 3,855 $1.85M
Minnesota 984 3,835 $1.82M
Oregon 800 3,385 $1.43M
Rhode Island 645 3,292 $1.14M
South Dakota 537 2,684 $976K
New Mexico 690 2,428 $1.12M
Idaho 506 2,257 $808K
Delaware 677 2,172 $1.37M
North Dakota 349 1,635 $701K
New Hampshire 374 1,514 $699K
Maine 363 1,369 $640K
Montana 204 970 $392K
District of Columbia 176 654 $304K
Vermont 112 583 $295K
Wyoming 112 461 $190K
Alaska 28 138 $49.9K
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 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 WELCHOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD CEDENO PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled192

BRONX

New York

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled192

GARDEN GROVE

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled191

LOS ANGELES

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

VAN NUYS

California

RENA KHANUKAYEVA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

STATEN ISLAND

New York

HONGSHENG WEI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

ARCADIA

California

BENJAMIN SABIDO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled186

NEWARK

New Jersey

MARGARET RICHARDSON-NIXON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled185

TIFTON

Georgia

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled185

TARZANA

California

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

TROY

Missouri

JASON COLINGER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

ERWIN

Tennessee

CARTER BOYD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

BOSSIER CITY

Louisiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled178

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled176

SAN GABRIEL

California

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled175

NEW YORK

New York

RENATO DELACRUZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

KINGSTON

Tennessee

JOHN LLOYD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

LANCASTER

Ohio

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

FRESNO

California

FUFU HE M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

BROOKLYN

New York

NEWMAN HARTER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

ANDERSON

South Carolina

HUI-LI HUANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

BRONX

New York

THEIN HTAY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

ALHAMBRA

California

ARIEL MEDINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

BROOKLYN

New York

HAMLET BAGHOUMIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

GLENDALE

California