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ZETIA

EZETIMIBE

Zetia (ezetimibe) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It stops your body from absorbing cholesterol in food and helps process other forms of cholesterol. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.44M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 97 of 3395

$1.23B
Retail Cost

Rank: 19 of 3395

671,567
Patients

Rank: 121 of 3395

179,543
Prescribers

Rank: 134 of 3395

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.18M

2011

3.28M

2012

3.7M

2013

3.57M

2014

3.44M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$536M

2011

$660M

2012

$886M

2013

$1.04B

2014

$1.23B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$297

2011

$312

2012

$319

2013

$338

2014

$370

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 59,503 310,775 $107M
New York 48,284 240,816 $89.6M
Texas 49,884 233,514 $85.5M
Florida 51,739 231,444 $86.9M
Pennsylvania 42,187 227,594 $80M
Ohio 29,062 146,081 $53.8M
Illinois 26,185 134,841 $49.4M
North Carolina 24,109 133,034 $42.3M
Georgia 21,265 116,624 $37.3M
New Jersey 24,794 110,928 $46.4M
Michigan 25,791 106,873 $47.2M
Tennessee 17,044 87,662 $29.4M
Kentucky 14,777 83,861 $26.9M
Virginia 15,936 82,089 $28.9M
Missouri 13,677 78,452 $24.5M
Indiana 15,751 77,488 $28.8M
Louisiana 12,232 73,238 $21.3M
Alabama 14,536 72,557 $25.4M
South Carolina 13,158 69,714 $23.2M
Wisconsin 11,048 53,530 $20.9M
Massachusetts 10,340 52,959 $19.3M
Connecticut 10,872 51,287 $20.7M
Arizona 12,043 51,048 $20.6M
Mississippi 8,035 48,830 $13.8M
West Virginia 8,269 45,563 $15.4M
Iowa 6,860 41,850 $12.9M
Maryland 9,442 38,849 $17.3M
Oklahoma 7,452 38,300 $13.8M
Arkansas 5,787 36,034 $10.1M
Minnesota 7,349 33,278 $14.1M
Kansas 5,739 32,654 $10.4M
Washington 7,013 32,477 $12.4M
Colorado 5,951 26,928 $10.2M
Nebraska 3,401 20,865 $6.41M
Oregon 4,337 20,594 $7.62M
Nevada 4,093 16,793 $6.63M
Delaware 3,057 11,957 $5.87M
Rhode Island 1,905 11,642 $3.5M
New Mexico 2,467 10,924 $4.1M
Maine 2,392 10,372 $4.5M
Utah 2,282 10,177 $3.81M
New Hampshire 1,950 9,181 $3.57M
South Dakota 1,566 9,142 $2.96M
North Dakota 1,672 8,945 $3.15M
Hawaii 1,789 8,142 $3.45M
Idaho 1,560 7,485 $2.67M
Montana 1,215 6,367 $2.19M
Vermont 962 4,653 $1.93M
District of Columbia 1,004 4,578 $1.68M
Alaska 480 3,354 $876K
Wyoming 672 3,239 $1.17M
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SEDA TARKHANIANS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled684

GLENDALE

California

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled683

SAN GABRIEL

California

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled664

BROOKLYN

New York

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled661

GLENDALE

California

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled653

STEELE

Missouri

ZIHE SHAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled642

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled642

MODESTO

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled628

MCALLEN

Texas

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled626

LOS ANGELES

California

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled623

VAN NUYS

California

MICHAEL GALLOWAY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled621

MONTEREY

California

ARAM KARAKASHIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled621

GLENDALE

California

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled620

LOS ANGELES

California

CRES MIRANDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled614

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

WILLIAM HOLLINS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled613

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

AHSEN BUTT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled612

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

BRUCE ITELD MD,FACC,FCCP,FSCAI

Specialist

Claims Filled611

SLIDELL

Louisiana

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled610

GLENDALE

California

FANIA SAMUELS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled604

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled604

GLENDALE

California

JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled602

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID BLUMENTHAL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled597

NEW YORK

New York

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled594

LOS ANGELES

California

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled588

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled587

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky