Prescriber Checkup | NIACOR

Prescriber Checkup

The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

Prescriber Checkup » NIACOR

NIACOR

NIACIN

Niaspan (Niacin) is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to lower the amount of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) made by the liver. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Niaspan

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

16.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1129 of 3395

$521K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1910 of 3395

3,416
Patients

Rank: 1253 of 3395

3,425
Prescribers

Rank: 1171 of 3395

More info on related drug Niaspan »

Information courtesy of

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

18.4K

2011

17.8K

2012

13.6K

2013

18.7K

2014

16.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$387K

2011

$478K

2012

$365K

2013

$576K

2014

$521K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$47

2012

$71

2013

$82

2014

$97

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 619 3,766 $94.5K
Florida 311 1,568 $40.4K
Texas 230 874 $29.9K
Ohio 161 791 $33.8K
Illinois 117 708 $15.7K
Georgia 121 632 $19.6K
New York 122 629 $19.7K
Virginia 136 593 $17.9K
Indiana 103 490 $16.1K
Pennsylvania 100 458 $19.8K
Missouri 101 453 $14.6K
North Carolina 108 447 $14.4K
Michigan 84 403 $14.6K
Kansas 73 398 $12.2K
Kentucky 74 395 $11.9K
Tennessee 70 321 $11.7K
Colorado 54 306 $10.2K
Wisconsin 68 273 $10.8K
Massachusetts 44 248 $7,187
South Carolina 61 239 $8,024
Louisiana 65 223 $6,526
Mississippi 43 199 $5,728
New Jersey 49 199 $7,946
Washington 40 178 $5,094
Oklahoma 38 173 $6,200
West Virginia 45 168 $7,162
Iowa 33 160 $6,894
Arizona 38 148 $5,492
Arkansas 37 133 $4,658
Nevada 39 128 $4,701
Nebraska 30 126 $4,108
Minnesota 23 117 $2,686
Maryland 29 109 $3,130
Oregon 20 105 $4,401
Connecticut 23 104 $2,829
Idaho 14 104 $2,989
Alabama 18 76 $2,160
Maine 20 74 $3,284
Delaware 17 71 $2,695
North Dakota 19 56 $952
New Mexico 15 54 $1,944
Utah 37 $1,698
New Hampshire 33 $1,509
Rhode Island 24 $346
Montana 21 $1,238
Vermont 11 $323
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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.