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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

607K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 309 of 3362

$137M
Retail Cost

Rank: 188 of 3362

216,390
Patients

Rank: 287 of 3362

94,846
Prescribers

Rank: 257 of 3362

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

28%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Niaspan Antara Trilipix

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

607K

2014

1.65M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$137M

2014

$335M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$99

2014

$158

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
New York 28,701 80,860 $18M
California 22,435 65,220 $13.1M
Florida 20,939 55,953 $12.5M
Texas 19,100 45,684 $11.3M
New Jersey 14,464 34,045 $9.06M
Pennsylvania 11,600 31,321 $7.33M
Ohio 7,096 19,779 $5.03M
Illinois 6,766 19,773 $4.35M
Kentucky 6,095 18,543 $4.23M
Michigan 7,099 18,527 $4.56M
North Carolina 6,173 18,349 $3.76M
Georgia 4,558 13,106 $2.9M
Alabama 4,137 12,626 $2.63M
Indiana 4,504 12,569 $3.07M
Virginia 4,128 11,362 $2.63M
Louisiana 3,831 11,132 $2.32M
Missouri 3,412 10,682 $2.28M
South Carolina 3,355 9,925 $2.25M
Tennessee 3,206 9,043 $1.98M
West Virginia 2,572 7,651 $1.76M
Connecticut 2,436 6,818 $1.62M
Arizona 2,471 6,667 $1.54M
Wisconsin 2,186 6,469 $1.51M
Washington 1,996 6,128 $1.23M
Colorado 1,849 5,256 $1.11M
Mississippi 1,606 5,050 $1M
Oklahoma 1,740 4,984 $1.19M
Maryland 1,972 4,955 $1.33M
Nevada 1,725 4,695 $1.13M
Arkansas 1,428 4,456 $886K
Kansas 1,196 4,040 $821K
Massachusetts 1,188 3,789 $784K
Hawaii 1,239 3,683 $909K
Minnesota 1,145 3,520 $752K
Oregon 1,063 3,418 $747K
Iowa 677 2,370 $440K
Maine 771 2,351 $536K
New Mexico 828 2,286 $561K
Delaware 877 1,965 $650K
New Hampshire 473 1,694 $321K
Utah 589 1,660 $377K
Nebraska 499 1,546 $319K
Alaska 244 1,353 $171K
Rhode Island 358 1,234 $229K
Idaho 383 1,212 $265K
South Dakota 203 767 $134K
North Dakota 180 590 $113K
District of Columbia 222 553 $114K
Montana 168 537 $120K
Vermont 146 487 $103K
Wyoming 112 293 $57.1K
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 OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SUNMIN PARK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled837

LOS ANGELES

California

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled595

NEW YORK

New York

MICHAEL ROSE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled550

LOS ANGELES

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled533

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

LOS ANGELES

California

ANDREW CHO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled467

LOS ANGELES

California

YUN KIM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled381

LOS ANGELES

California

NHU NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled371

HOUSTON

Texas

DUSTIN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

NARANJA

Florida

YI NGAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled267

FLUSHING

New York

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled265

BROOKLYN

New York

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled262

MIAMI

Florida

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled252

BROOKLYN

New York

LINH NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled251

GARLAND

Texas

JIAN WEI ZHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

NEW YORK

New York

RAFAEL ARMENDARIZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

EL PASO

Texas

MARK SONG MD, PHD

Nephrology

Claims Filled220

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE BARAHONA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

EL PASO

Texas

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

FLUSHING

New York

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

CHICAGO

Illinois

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled208

NEW YORK

New York

BENJAMIN WU

Specialist

Claims Filled203

BROOKLYN

New York

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

KEWANEE

Illinois

ISRAEL MACHIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

LAKE CLARKE SHORES

Florida