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ZETIA

Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines, lowers the amount of cholesterol stored in your liver, and helps your body process cholesterol. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 86 of 3238

$886M
Retail Cost

Rank: 20 of 3238

697,891
Patients

Rank: 111 of 3238

181,911
Prescribers

Rank: 120 of 3238

User Reviews of ZETIA »

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 63,639 330,390 $77.6M
Pennsylvania 46,583 263,946 $61.7M
New York 50,177 263,587 $65.6M
Florida 51,731 238,711 $60M
Texas 47,729 230,565 $56.1M
Ohio 34,103 175,819 $44.1M
Illinois 26,709 146,038 $35.1M
North Carolina 24,234 140,391 $29.4M
Georgia 21,855 124,735 $26.7M
Michigan 28,072 118,191 $36M
New Jersey 24,923 115,356 $32.5M
Tennessee 16,583 91,200 $19.9M
Virginia 17,120 90,303 $21.3M
Kentucky 15,395 87,999 $19.2M
Indiana 17,242 87,355 $22M
Missouri 14,309 83,677 $17.8M
Alabama 14,346 76,219 $16.8M
Louisiana 11,544 69,742 $13.7M
Wisconsin 13,007 69,008 $17.6M
South Carolina 11,142 60,154 $13.3M
Massachusetts 10,434 57,726 $14M
Connecticut 10,695 54,322 $14.4M
Iowa 8,102 51,795 $10.9M
Arizona 11,737 51,062 $13.9M
Mississippi 7,721 47,338 $8.97M
Minnesota 9,463 46,202 $12.9M
West Virginia 8,129 44,803 $10.3M
Oklahoma 7,810 40,353 $9.94M
Washington 7,696 39,205 $9.76M
Kansas 6,514 38,027 $8.19M
Arkansas 5,797 36,872 $7.07M
Maryland 8,228 35,736 $10.3M
Colorado 5,740 28,439 $7.11M
Oregon 5,120 26,434 $6.47M
Nebraska 3,695 24,118 $4.97M
Nevada 3,989 17,247 $4.51M
Rhode Island 2,390 15,465 $3.14M
Maine 3,107 14,828 $4.16M
Utah 2,644 12,830 $3.09M
New Mexico 2,666 12,531 $3.12M
Delaware 3,150 12,356 $4.21M
North Dakota 1,955 11,360 $2.66M
Hawaii 2,046 10,189 $2.56M
South Dakota 1,690 10,174 $2.16M
New Hampshire 2,023 9,988 $2.57M
Idaho 1,881 9,556 $2.21M
Montana 1,346 7,797 $1.79M
Vermont 984 4,980 $1.32M
District of Columbia 931 4,751 $1.08M
Alaska 560 3,765 $678K
Wyoming 705 3,493 $844K
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled667

STEELE

Missouri

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled636

MODESTO

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled619

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE SHANNON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled616

COLUMBUS

Georgia

DEAN KEREIAKES M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled611

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DANIEL WISE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled605

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JOHN PASQUINI MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled603

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

NEAL DUHON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled599

RAYNE

Louisiana

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled593

DIAMOND BAR

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled588

MCALLEN

Texas

PETER FERGUS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled588

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled586

GLENDALE

California

DONALD MCELROY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled585

PEORIA

Illinois

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled579

RICHARDSON

Texas

BOYD HELM

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled576

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled572

BROOKLYN

New York

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

CRES MIRANDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled572

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled564

GLENDALE

California

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled560

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ROBERT GLASSMAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled552

DANVILLE

Indiana

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled537

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

BROOKLYN

New York

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled533

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled530

VAN NUYS

California