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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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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

528K

2011

619K

2012

740K

2013

724K

2014

621K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$125M

2011

$164M

2012

$248M

2013

$308M

2014

$335M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$240

2011

$247

2012

$255

2013

$292

2014

$336

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
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
VLADIMIR GELFAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled166

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

NARCISA MURILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

CLIFTON

New Jersey

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled163

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KUMAR RAMDAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

EAST ORANGE

New Jersey

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Claims Filled162

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

JULIE GOMEZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled162

MIAMI

Florida

YERVAND SET AGAYAN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

GLENDALE

California

HOANG-CHUONG VU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

GARDEN GROVE

California

BRUCE TRIPPE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled160

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

DAVID MYERS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled160

BRUNSWICK

Ohio

ELLEN VITIEVSKY

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

WEST NEW YORK

New Jersey

CHUNG BUI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled160

WESTMINSTER

California

JAMES LIU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled158

SAN GABRIEL

California

MARK MURPHY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled158

SAVANNAH

Georgia

SAMUEL TARWATER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

DOTHAN

Alabama

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

ALHAMBRA

California

STEPHEN KWAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled154

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM HARRIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled154

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

MANJAKKOLLAI VEERABAGU M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled153

ANDERSON

South Carolina

HARRY GEISBERG M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

ANDERSON

South Carolina

SUISUN CHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled151

MONTEREY PARK

California

AZAT BOGIKIAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

BURBANK

California

MUBASHIR MAHMOOD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled150

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

MARIO MEJIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

MARTINS FERRY

Ohio