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GEMFIBROZIL

Lopid (Gemfibrozil) is a fibric acid medication that lowers the levels of triglycerides in your blood, while raising the levels of good cholesterols. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.88M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 157 of 3395

$30.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 572 of 3395

392,642
Patients

Rank: 190 of 3395

147,486
Prescribers

Rank: 172 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.41M

2011

2.23M

2012

2.19M

2013

2.05M

2014

1.88M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$64.3M

2011

$55.8M

2012

$55.7M

2013

$40.7M

2014

$30.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$44

2012

$43

2013

$43

2014

$40

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 43,902 201,339 $3.27M
Florida 36,837 153,316 $2.45M
Texas 27,428 115,835 $1.98M
New York 19,988 99,220 $1.62M
Ohio 15,324 74,621 $1.49M
Pennsylvania 13,886 74,029 $1.17M
Tennessee 13,016 64,309 $997K
Michigan 14,677 62,840 $1.2M
Illinois 11,939 57,429 $944K
Missouri 9,575 53,927 $771K
Georgia 10,485 53,852 $735K
North Carolina 10,730 52,862 $735K
Arizona 10,813 46,151 $809K
Kentucky 7,665 41,073 $599K
Indiana 8,400 39,062 $681K
Wisconsin 8,335 36,908 $705K
Massachusetts 6,874 35,107 $693K
Alabama 7,223 34,309 $531K
Virginia 7,086 33,429 $527K
Minnesota 7,540 31,904 $616K
Louisiana 6,039 31,836 $493K
Iowa 5,804 30,615 $416K
Oklahoma 6,099 29,155 $472K
Arkansas 5,170 28,333 $348K
Washington 5,882 27,043 $423K
New Jersey 5,660 24,831 $402K
South Carolina 5,061 24,038 $335K
Kansas 4,334 22,857 $341K
Colorado 4,704 21,279 $354K
Mississippi 3,919 21,200 $255K
Oregon 4,040 19,037 $302K
West Virginia 3,237 16,870 $232K
Maryland 4,102 16,847 $315K
Nevada 3,462 14,615 $226K
New Mexico 3,367 14,089 $224K
Connecticut 2,564 12,440 $215K
Nebraska 1,975 10,715 $138K
Idaho 1,978 8,986 $155K
South Dakota 1,510 8,046 $113K
Rhode Island 1,310 7,608 $157K
Maine 1,708 7,302 $155K
Montana 1,531 7,266 $107K
New Hampshire 1,446 6,488 $115K
Hawaii 1,463 6,168 $115K
Utah 1,359 6,030 $101K
North Dakota 1,235 5,915 $87.7K
Vermont 840 3,467 $62.7K
Delaware 868 3,420 $73.1K
Wyoming 702 3,288 $46.5K
Alaska 231 1,253 $18.3K
District of Columbia 273 1,142 $16.5K
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 GEMFIBROZIL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled892

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO FERNANDEZ M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled674

HIALEAH

Florida

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

MONTEREY PARK

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled561

WESTMINSTER

California

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

IMHONA EKO-ISENALUMHE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled463

WINCHESTER

Tennessee

JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled454

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAN TRAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled431

ROSEMEAD

California

TONY ABBASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

MIAMI

Florida

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled410

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled405

LOS ANGELES

California

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

SMYRNA

Georgia

JUAN VELAZQUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

BRAWLEY

California

RICARDO RODRIGUEZ APONTE M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled365

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

WALLACE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

DOUGLAS

Georgia

NAVIN SARAN M.D.

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled353

ANAHEIM

California

YAN SUAREZ MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled344

BRONX

New York

Y SIDDIQ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled340

AUSTELL

Georgia

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

BROOKLYN

New York

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAEL RUIZ DE LA UZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

AQUILES ALVAREZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled331

KISSIMMEE

Florida

SANYASI GANTA M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

HEMET

California

ADAM GRAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

MELBOURNE

Arkansas

ARTHUR JIMENEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

VICTORVILLE

California