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CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT

CHOLESTYRAMINE/ASPARTAME

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

93.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 691 of 3395

$9.68M
Retail Cost

Rank: 923 of 3395

37,031
Patients

Rank: 609 of 3395

27,306
Prescribers

Rank: 539 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

71.5K

2011

72.6K

2012

85K

2013

97.2K

2014

93.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.77M

2011

$4.78M

2012

$6.52M

2013

$10.2M

2014

$9.68M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$43

2011

$43

2012

$41

2013

$57

2014

$82

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 3,066 6,700 $735K
Texas 2,593 5,610 $583K
California 1,971 5,294 $620K
Pennsylvania 1,748 5,008 $515K
New York 1,495 4,052 $508K
Ohio 1,353 3,772 $382K
Wisconsin 1,153 3,509 $333K
Illinois 1,368 3,387 $370K
North Carolina 1,274 3,032 $316K
Missouri 1,158 2,963 $277K
Iowa 910 2,868 $241K
Tennessee 1,178 2,716 $248K
Michigan 1,073 2,494 $291K
Minnesota 789 2,420 $267K
Georgia 1,098 2,368 $229K
Nebraska 554 1,939 $151K
Alabama 876 1,881 $196K
Indiana 759 1,867 $188K
Louisiana 782 1,817 $201K
Virginia 721 1,724 $190K
Washington 604 1,672 $165K
Arizona 713 1,578 $169K
Kentucky 596 1,472 $142K
South Carolina 569 1,460 $140K
Oregon 462 1,424 $140K
Mississippi 589 1,416 $118K
New Jersey 531 1,408 $160K
Massachusetts 482 1,374 $151K
Arkansas 499 1,266 $122K
Oklahoma 470 1,089 $111K
Maryland 486 1,076 $122K
Kansas 383 1,074 $92.2K
Colorado 402 941 $94.8K
Utah 324 752 $71.7K
West Virginia 288 669 $61.5K
Maine 231 623 $75.9K
Connecticut 237 611 $69K
South Dakota 205 597 $48.8K
Idaho 228 574 $55.9K
Nevada 285 551 $58.8K
New Mexico 209 458 $55.9K
North Dakota 119 457 $44.1K
Montana 112 393 $36.6K
Hawaii 136 386 $51.5K
Rhode Island 115 356 $27.7K
New Hampshire 148 353 $36.4K
Delaware 128 322 $36.8K
Vermont 52 161 $19K
Wyoming 57 136 $12.6K
District of Columbia 22 50 $5,857
Alaska 13 31 $2,728
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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