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ZETIA

EZETIMIBE

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 2014

3.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 89 of 3362

$1.03B
Retail Cost

Rank: 19 of 3362

687,312
Patients

Rank: 119 of 3362

179,670
Prescribers

Rank: 130 of 3362

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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 61,291 316,283 $88.7M
Pennsylvania 44,180 245,081 $69.5M
New York 47,949 244,744 $74M
Florida 52,663 239,644 $72.8M
Texas 49,218 234,276 $69.7M
Ohio 31,344 157,380 $47.2M
Illinois 27,569 143,963 $42.9M
North Carolina 24,470 138,181 $35.6M
Georgia 21,883 120,167 $30.9M
Michigan 27,019 113,132 $41.5M
New Jersey 24,468 111,719 $38.2M
Tennessee 16,681 88,597 $23.8M
Virginia 16,791 86,612 $24.7M
Kentucky 15,022 83,987 $22.1M
Indiana 16,513 82,014 $24.9M
Missouri 14,214 81,427 $20.9M
Alabama 14,636 75,725 $21M
Louisiana 12,124 73,514 $17.4M
South Carolina 13,351 71,911 $19.3M
Wisconsin 12,171 60,743 $19.1M
Massachusetts 10,137 53,522 $15.6M
Arizona 12,010 52,642 $17.2M
Connecticut 10,169 49,435 $16.1M
Mississippi 7,986 48,425 $11.2M
Iowa 7,638 47,255 $12M
West Virginia 8,247 45,554 $12.6M
Oklahoma 7,694 39,904 $11.7M
Minnesota 8,379 38,724 $13.4M
Maryland 8,900 37,138 $13.4M
Arkansas 5,822 36,304 $8.36M
Kansas 6,167 35,114 $9.06M
Washington 7,224 34,986 $10.6M
Colorado 6,111 28,424 $8.81M
Oregon 4,644 22,708 $6.8M
Nebraska 3,601 22,377 $5.67M
Nevada 4,026 17,184 $5.5M
Rhode Island 2,217 13,371 $3.27M
Delaware 3,080 12,066 $4.92M
Maine 2,668 11,792 $4.08M
Utah 2,462 11,470 $3.4M
New Mexico 2,483 11,234 $3.5M
North Dakota 1,824 10,097 $2.87M
South Dakota 1,632 9,438 $2.5M
New Hampshire 1,907 9,129 $2.83M
Hawaii 1,843 8,666 $2.74M
Idaho 1,634 7,985 $2.29M
Montana 1,254 6,988 $1.93M
Vermont 966 4,729 $1.54M
District of Columbia 949 4,584 $1.28M
Alaska 511 3,776 $745K
Wyoming 713 3,494 $1.02M
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DOUGLAS TRIFFON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled540

LA JOLLA

California

RICHARD MICHAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled539

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled538

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM HOLLINS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled536

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

VAGHARSHAK PILOSSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled535

VAN NUYS

California

GEVORK MAISSIAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled534

GLENDALE

California

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled531

COLUSA

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled531

MCALLEN

Texas

NEAL DUHON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled530

RAYNE

Louisiana

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled528

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

ERIC STOCKER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled527

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MICHAEL GALLOWAY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled522

MONTEREY

California

EDWIN MARSHALL MD

Claims Filled511

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JORGE TRAVIESO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled503

HIALEAH

Florida

FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled499

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JENCHEN YANG M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled498

DIAMOND BAR

California

EDWARD GOLDENBERG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled490

NEWARK

Delaware

RAY HSIAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled488

HACIENDA HEIGHTS

California

JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled486

NEW YORK

New York

YUNG-HSI WEN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled480

GLENDALE

California

DONALD MCELROY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled479

PEORIA

Illinois

FRANK MORO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

VIRAL SHETH MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled467

GOSHEN

New York

THOMAS BARRINGER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled467

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

RICHARDSON

Texas