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NIACIN

Lowers cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood and treats niacin deficiency (pellagra). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

997K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 238 of 3362

$236M
Retail Cost

Rank: 119 of 3362

228,212
Patients

Rank: 275 of 3362

104,623
Prescribers

Rank: 239 of 3362

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

226K

2013

997K

2014

787K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$53.7M

2013

$237M

2014

$178M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$83

2013

$197

2014

$200

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 20,167 86,425 $20.9M
Texas 19,405 76,705 $19.1M
New York 14,948 66,354 $16.4M
Pennsylvania 13,148 64,271 $14.7M
Florida 16,798 62,295 $14.9M
North Carolina 10,291 49,808 $10.4M
Illinois 10,489 47,899 $11.6M
Ohio 9,301 38,625 $9.45M
Georgia 7,935 36,971 $8.59M
Michigan 8,327 29,374 $7.98M
Tennessee 6,463 27,666 $6.16M
Missouri 5,075 24,993 $5.18M
New Jersey 6,859 24,899 $6.69M
Kentucky 5,101 24,306 $5.16M
Virginia 5,722 24,003 $5.73M
Wisconsin 5,358 23,436 $6.05M
Indiana 5,571 23,245 $5.78M
South Carolina 4,761 21,571 $4.96M
Alabama 4,087 18,515 $4.16M
Louisiana 3,268 16,139 $2.96M
Washington 3,671 15,530 $3.8M
Iowa 2,577 13,730 $2.83M
Massachusetts 2,956 13,027 $3.2M
West Virginia 2,651 12,866 $2.72M
Arizona 3,488 12,705 $3.28M
Kansas 2,530 12,048 $2.51M
Mississippi 2,460 11,991 $2.15M
Oklahoma 2,552 10,877 $2.64M
Arkansas 1,974 10,316 $1.8M
Maryland 2,741 9,925 $2.88M
Colorado 2,664 9,612 $2.69M
Minnesota 2,297 9,464 $2.57M
Nebraska 1,740 9,318 $1.81M
Connecticut 1,896 7,865 $2.09M
Oregon 1,676 7,219 $1.81M
Nevada 1,655 5,962 $1.55M
Delaware 1,342 4,239 $1.49M
Hawaii 836 3,801 $987K
Utah 982 3,717 $925K
New Mexico 979 3,533 $908K
Idaho 684 3,091 $706K
Maine 744 3,007 $825K
Rhode Island 569 2,974 $604K
New Hampshire 554 2,328 $590K
South Dakota 446 2,230 $496K
North Dakota 339 1,861 $345K
Vermont 312 1,195 $349K
Montana 289 1,172 $278K
Wyoming 207 908 $191K
Alaska 152 842 $131K
District of Columbia 166 610 $138K
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 NIACIN ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,212

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled556

ONEIDA

Tennessee

AMY KINGMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled555

MACON

Georgia

JOHN NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled424

FRESNO

California

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled417

GLENDALE

California

GARY GREENSPAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

WARRENSVILLE HTS

Ohio

DALE FAULKNER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled338

SUGAR LAND

Texas

CHRISTOPHER MCELROY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

EVANS

Georgia

BONNIE JENKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

WAYNESBORO

Georgia

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled326

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RANDAL CASSLING MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled323

OMAHA

Nebraska

KARIM TOURK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

JOLIET

Illinois

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

RUDOLPHO ALEGRIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

INDIO

California

WALFORD LINDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

BROOKLYN

New York

THOMAS SARGERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

HAMILTON

Ohio

KENNETH HOELLEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GARY OPPENHEIM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled264

SEATTLE

Washington

ARUP ACHARI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled264

HOUSTON

Texas

GABRIEL OJEDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled259

LENOIR CITY

Tennessee

JOEL FERREE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled257

WAYCROSS

Georgia

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

TURLOCK

California

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

CHICAGO

Illinois

ABDUL AZIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled249

WAUKEGAN

Illinois

VENU PRABAKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled246

LA MESA

California