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CHOLESTYRAMINE

CHOLESTYRAMINE (WITH SUGAR)

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

428K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 376 of 3395

$46.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 451 of 3395

159,376
Patients

Rank: 339 of 3395

81,130
Prescribers

Rank: 296 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

365K

2011

383K

2012

408K

2013

417K

2014

428K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$25.6M

2011

$26.3M

2012

$30.8M

2013

$44.8M

2014

$46.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$42

2012

$44

2013

$60

2014

$91

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 15,185 36,013 $3.82M
California 11,481 31,188 $3.71M
Pennsylvania 9,024 26,225 $2.79M
Texas 11,034 25,910 $2.78M
New York 8,176 23,778 $2.81M
Ohio 7,349 20,754 $2.31M
Illinois 6,141 17,267 $1.88M
Michigan 5,560 14,130 $1.68M
Georgia 5,682 13,724 $1.34M
North Carolina 5,192 13,658 $1.43M
New Jersey 4,335 11,431 $1.24M
Missouri 4,208 11,373 $1.12M
Tennessee 4,166 10,363 $1.03M
Massachusetts 3,141 9,906 $1.09M
Wisconsin 3,138 9,389 $1.04M
Indiana 3,402 9,320 $950K
Virginia 3,407 9,047 $950K
Iowa 2,620 7,889 $797K
Arizona 3,218 7,827 $871K
Kentucky 2,847 7,497 $776K
Alabama 3,149 7,389 $782K
Louisiana 2,679 7,098 $774K
Washington 2,489 7,032 $783K
Minnesota 2,155 6,293 $780K
Oregon 2,150 6,284 $692K
South Carolina 2,559 6,177 $613K
Maryland 2,387 6,085 $692K
Kansas 1,979 5,891 $561K
Oklahoma 1,907 5,346 $576K
Colorado 2,000 5,208 $601K
Arkansas 1,873 4,709 $495K
Connecticut 1,465 4,377 $448K
West Virginia 1,393 3,737 $369K
Nebraska 1,215 3,511 $341K
Nevada 1,374 3,115 $327K
Mississippi 1,312 3,102 $321K
Utah 1,001 2,620 $270K
Idaho 937 2,576 $271K
Maine 815 2,401 $267K
New Mexico 959 2,347 $263K
Rhode Island 649 2,212 $190K
South Dakota 585 1,829 $189K
New Hampshire 606 1,752 $185K
Montana 535 1,422 $158K
North Dakota 338 1,144 $129K
Hawaii 336 1,099 $141K
Delaware 350 815 $96.5K
Vermont 228 678 $78.2K
Wyoming 226 665 $66.1K
District of Columbia 151 331 $33.3K
Alaska 108 267 $32.9K
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 CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled342

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES EZI-ASHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled246

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY DITOMASO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled235

ENGLEWOOD

Florida

DAVID HALLER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled182

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

ADRIANA MEZA NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled173

CHULA VISTA

California

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled152

EL CENTRO

California

LINDY RACHAL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled137

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

HITENDRA CHAUHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled135

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

LALBAHADUR NAGABHAIRU MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled130

MOUNT DORA

Florida

AFSAR WARAICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled121

AIKEN

South Carolina

MARTIN ALUMNO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

CHARLES FARR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled115

FRESNO

California

ALLAN COATES DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

WYOMING

Michigan

FRED FOWLER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled111

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MELODY PONCE' FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled109

PRINCETON

West Virginia

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ANTHONY COLVIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

MONROE

North Carolina

VINOD THAKKAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled106

SEBRING

Florida

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

MERRITT BERN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled104

ROANOKE

Virginia

ARTHUR BREGOLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

BRAINTREE

Massachusetts

AMIT TREHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled100

AMARILLO

Texas

PARENDRA BANKER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled99

HUMBLE

Texas

CHERIAN JOHN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

BURGETTSTOWN

Pennsylvania