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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
PETER FERGUS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled468

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

IHSAN SAFI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled468

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled464

GLENDALE

California

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled464

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

PHILIP NICOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled464

MURRELLS INLET

South Carolina

JORGE TRAVIESO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled463

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL TARDIF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

RONALD HART MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled453

YUBA CITY

California

KENNETH BESCAK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled452

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

ROBERT FREEDMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled450

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled449

VAN NUYS

California

JANELLE BROWN TAFT MSN, FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled448

WILSON

North Carolina

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

MOBILE

Alabama

RICHARD MICHAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled442

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

BROOKLYN

New York

DOUGLAS TRIFFON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled436

LA JOLLA

California

TIMOTHY NOYES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

CORINTH

Mississippi

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

BROOKLYN

New York

JESUS MENENDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled429

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ERIC JANIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled426

SMITHFIELD

North Carolina

WAN YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

MONTEREY PARK

California

SAMER HUSSEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

CARROLLTON

Kentucky

ALLA BOYKOFF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

SAN FRANCISCO

California