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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
FREDERICK SIMONIE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled415

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

FERROL SAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

DAVID SILVERMAN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled413

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM MEANS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled412

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MICHAEL ZELMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

SANTA MONICA

California

TERRANCE MORAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled411

MONTEREY

California

BELLA NUDEL M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled410

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BARRY TEDDER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled408

JONESBORO

Arkansas

STEVEN BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled406

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

FRANK MORO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled401

CARBONDALE

Pennsylvania

JULIE FABREGAS-SCHINDLER DO

General Practice

Claims Filled401

MADISON

Florida

AVIVA IOFEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

LOS ANGELES

California

SALVATORE BUTTACI-GUARINO MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled396

NEW IBERIA

Louisiana

DANIEL ROSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled393

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

DONATO ARGUELLES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled393

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ALAN SMUCKLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled391

ALCOA

Tennessee

JOHN WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

RICHARDSON

Texas

LUCIAN RICE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

GORDON WOLFE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

PORTLAND

Oregon

SCOTT NORDLICHT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled386

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOHN WOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

HIXSON

Tennessee

MANOUCHEHR RASHTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled385

LOS ANGELES

California

CRAIG REISS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled385

CHESTERFIELD

Missouri

ANDREW BENN MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled384

WALNUT CREEK

California

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled384

HIALEAH

Florida